View Full Version : [ubuntu] Getting stats etc.

June 29th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Hi everyone,

I have seen some screen shots of peoples ubuntu desktops and some of them look pretty nice. I was wondering how I can get this thing a lot of them have.
It kind of sits on the side and shows the time, date, has a calendar and gives stats like CPU temp and HD capacity etc.

Its kind of like gadgets.

If anyone can tell me how to get it, it would be much appreciated - thanks.

June 29th, 2009, 06:16 AM
i used mac4lin for a while (until i realized that compiz messes with matlab) and those just showed up after i ran the script if i remember correctly.

some of those "gadgets" might be kde things. im not sure.

June 29th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Are you refering to conky?

This thread has some config setups and screenshots of what they look like.
This is a guide to conky, has a link to the thread I just linked as well.

another link about conky

June 29th, 2009, 06:32 AM
@neal.m.master On a slightly unrelated note, I managed to fix compiz messing with matlab : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1147226
It links to an older thread, with the correct solution. Now, I'm able to use compiz while matlab works fine!

June 29th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Try installing Screenlets. There are some widgets/gadgets which show you hardware stats. I also use the sensors-applet (you can install this from the command line) to give you temperature stats, and the system monitor applet (pre-installed) to monitor your load. These applets are added to the panel - just right click on the panel and select "Add to Panel".

June 29th, 2009, 07:56 AM
on my server I use "phpsysinfo" It nice because it creates a website you can view anywhere on your network if you have it setup right and know your IP. for me ""

but it doesn't give you the temp, plus you need, apache and php installed also. but since i did a LAMP install it not a problem.

June 29th, 2009, 08:02 AM
That's the one, thanks for that!

July 2nd, 2009, 06:21 AM
thanks, but i think i'll just try to live without compiz. i don't really mind things not looking spiffy. thanks tho, i appreciate it.