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Is it conky that people have a "widget" type thing on their screens that display ram usage, cpu usage, etc...

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've just converted to Linux and stayed up all night sitting in the terminal learning commands, installing programs, etc. Anyhow, I'm thinking I'm going to stay with Linux, it's awesome!!! Thanks for any help.

Edit: Last page of the "Show your Linux" have a few screenies with what I'm talking about. Also, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Edited by darksun20 - 7/24/11 at 8:02pm
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Try out Conky or GKrellM.
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GKrellM is the one most use as far as I'm aware, and it's what I use on ubuntu 10.04, If you're ok with simple terminal use it's straight forward to install but do follow the read me/manual!
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+rep to both, thank you very much, exactly what I was looking for.
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conky is what I use. Its as customizable as you have time.

The right side is Conky, bottom is Tint2, left is Cairo-Dock (w/ auto hide on). All 3 can show computer stats if I tell them to. Fully customizable everything... although, you're using GNOME, so you don't want Tint2.
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i use conky as well, its sorta a pain to setup at first...just google ".conkyrc" you will find plenty of "examples" to go from.

i could even post of my conkyrc file if that would help out.

lm-sensors is a must as well, it should already be installed in 10.04, you just need to set it up.

sudo sensors-detect

i can't remember, but i think it was with 10.04 you need to manually add coretemp to the modules list, its pretty easy:

sudo nano /etc/modules

just start a new line, and add:

coretemp

ctrl+o to save, ctrl+x to quit after saving.

after you have ran lm-sensors setup and added coretemp to /etc/modules run this command:

sudo /etc/init.d/module-init-tools start

it will load up the correct sensors.

then run:

sensors

it will display a list of all the sensors and their corresponding data (this is in the terminal), you will need conky or some other sensors display widget to display all this information in real-time.
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