WaterMark system information

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Description:

This screenlet can display many system information and control some of them:

- CPU load
- multi CPU/core load
- list of more CPU consuming processes
- memory and swap load
- network usage (no configuration required)
- Wifi ESSID and signal quality (no configuration required)
- all temperature, fan and electric sensors (support lm_sensors, temperature from ACPI sensors, temperature from nvidia driver and nvclock, temperature and fan from ibm acpi, and hard drive temperature from hddtemp)
- hard disk usage
- Analog and digital clock
- Battery state and global capacity
- several system information like: local IP, external IP, uptime, login time, user name, host name, kernel version, KDE version, Gnome version, total disk space, total free disk space

The last version of this screenlet allows you to control system parameters (fan speed, GPU speed, etc...)

Design need to be improved, and new functionalities added.

I know I haven't provided any news or update, and haven't integrated patches for a very long time now. I'm really sorry for that. I will try to correct that as soon as possible.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Look at screenshots to see changes in action.

v0.31:
- bug with head/tail display fixed
- new basic color theme, while wainting for new real theme

v0.30:
- bug with "CPU-meter for all cores" fixed

v0.29:
- Fan control is now System control, and allow to use this functionnality to control any hardware with custom scripts
- New System control script which shows how to control nvidia video card overclock
- One minor bug fixed
- in custom sensor, the ':' after the label has been removed and it'S possible to choose the icon to display
- new "howto.txt" file with custom sensors and system control examples.

v0.28:
- support for temperature provided by nvclock (users of Nvidia 8800 cards (G92), please look at: http://computersstoneage.blogspot.com/2008/06/asus-nvidia-8800-gt-gpu-temperature.html )
- problem with clock rendering fixed
- new fan control option which allows to change fan speed (please, read README file for more documentation)


v0.27:
-fixed a minor bug in Head/Tail title display

MOU

11 years ago

Hi walloo13,

thanks a lot for your help and you fast responce.

After updating the screenlets main program to version 0.1.2 everything works fine now. In Synaptic (i use Ubuntu 8.04) was an very old Version.

No problems with your Watermark Screenlet.
I can say: i love it. Great work.

bye...
MOU

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Enhancer

11 years ago

nothing to say... well done screenlet !!!

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walloo13

11 years ago

Thank you

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toudewolbers

11 years ago

Hi,

I think this watermarkscreenlet is one off the best there is. But i have some problems with it. I'm using it on a DELL D630C with 1440X900 Nvidia Quadro chipset (Ubuntu Hardy). The problem:

When i lock and make the screenlet sticky sometimes when i poweron the system the screenlet have moved. There not on the same spot then anymore. Its also not alwats sticky, i have todo unsticky and sticky again for the sticky effect. I'm using cpu meter, wireless meter, clock, and sensors, + systeminformation.

Is this a known bug?

Thx.

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walloo13

11 years ago

Do you have this problem only with WaterMark screenlet, or other screenlets have this issue too?

Are you using the last version of Screenlets which fix many bugs? The last version of Screenlets can be found here:
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Screenlets+0.1.2?content=82586

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emptytank

11 years ago

even if stay above option is unchecked, it alwways reverts to default checked option box after every reboot.


Save for that bug, the screenlet is very nice.

thanks.

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walloo13

11 years ago

This is a known bug from old versions of screenlets framework. This is not a bug from WaterMark.
To fix it, you should update to the last version of screenlets:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Screenlets+0.1.2?content=82586

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DarkAudit

11 years ago

Not so. Fedora 9 has the 0.1.2 package. After making some tweaks with fusion, Watermark screenlets will revert to keep above when started. Screenlets like Clear Weather do not do this. I will remove Watermarks and see if reinstalling them and not messing around too much with fusion-icon will fix this.

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DarkAudit

11 years ago

Actually it looks like it was something in the config files for the screenlet got borked while I was mucking about with fusion. Once all the fusion silliness was sorted out, I cleared the settings for the Watermark screenlets and tried again, with a default of stay below. Settings have stuck so far.

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d4r1os

11 years ago

first of all great theme... I love it... but maybe I found a bug with the tail/head screenlet...

after starting gnome successfully with your screenlet it seems that one of my tail screenlets hangs up after connecting with my UMTS, it shows the headline twice...

any idea?

I am using Ubuntu 8.04 (Kernel: 2.6.24-19)
and the latest screenlet version.

Thanks in advance!

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d4r1os

11 years ago

in addtion:

it seems that the tail screenlet I described above as buggy comes back after 15 minutes or so...

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walloo13

11 years ago

can you provide me an example of what you see, and what your tail command return on your file? And maybe what is your file?

You can e-mail me, my e-mail address is in the screenlet.

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d4r1os

11 years ago

I send you an email including some screenshots on that issue...

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walloo13

11 years ago

The bug is fixed in v0.31

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MNICY

11 years ago

The screenlet does not remember when i unlicked the "Keep Above" checkbox.
It works, but then when i log out and back in it forgets.

this a bug, or am i missing something?

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walloo13

11 years ago

This is a problem with the screenlet manager, not my screenlet, since this is managed by "screenlets" and not "watermark".
However, if you want to keep the screenlet below, just check the "below" option. When you will come back, the below option will no more be checked, but the screenlet will work as if it is checked. This is the way it works for me, but I use scrennlets version 0.0.12 and not the last one (0.1.2)

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walloo13

11 years ago

Here is a script which will be available with the next release, as an example on how to use the screenlet to control cpu frequency.
This may be really useful if you want to save energy and force low frequency, or if your CPU is heavily overclocked and you want to force it to relax when powerful calculation capability is not critical.
You can use with "custom sensor" and the script used to display CPU frequency given in the howto.txt file.

The file must be run as root (check the "sudo command" in System control tab)
Set the start value to the value you want (0 or 100%)
Set the step value to 100.

And now here is the script. Copy it in a file called cpufreq.py (for example), set it writable only for root and runnable.

############### Start script (do not copy this line)#############
#!/usr/bin/env python
# coding: utf-8
#This script is made to work with 4 cores system. Modify it to meet your needs
#You need to have cpufreq driver working to use it
#this script must be run as root (sudo)
# the -g parameter can be "conservative", "ondemand", "powersave", "userspace" or "performance" depending on your CPU capabilities
import sys
import commands

if len(sys.argv) == 2:

a = int(sys.argv[1])
if a<128:
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 0 -g conservative")
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 1 -g conservative")
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 2 -g conservative")
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 3 -g conservative")
else:
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 0 -g ondemand")
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 1 -g ondemand")
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 2 -g ondemand")
commands.getoutput("cpufreq-selector -c 3 -g ondemand")

############ End Script (do not copy this line)##############

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unabatedshagie

11 years ago

I've been having an issue with the clock section of this screenlet for a little while.

The hands of the clock are black rectangles rather than lines like they should be.

http://img53.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot1jr5.png

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walloo13

11 years ago

The problem is fixed in v0.28

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brillyfresh

11 years ago

I noticed that this screenlet will disappear when you "Show Desktop", but other screenlets won't disappear. Could you change this so that "Show Desktop" doesn't affect visibility?

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neurosaur

11 years ago

This can be fixed as follows,
1, Right click the particular screenlet > select Properties > select Options tab > you see the "Skip Taskbar" option selected! if not select it (this would hide the screenlet from the taskbar).

2, Presuming you have installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, Open CompizConfig Settings Manager > select "General Options" > select "General" tab > unselect "Hide Skip Taskbar Windows" (this prevents the screenlet from getting hidden when entering show desktop mode!).

i would like to thank walloo13 for this wonderful screenlet

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neurosaur

11 years ago

sorry for the double post

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neurosaur

11 years ago

This can be fixed as follows,
1, Right click the particular screenlet > select Properties > select Options tab > you see the "Skip Taskbar" option selected! if not select it (this would hide the screenlet from the taskbar).

2, Presuming you have installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, Open CompizConfig Settings Manager > select "General Options" > select "General" tab > unselect "Hide Skip Taskbar Windows" (this prevents the screenlet from getting hidden when entering show desktop mode!).

i would like to thank walloo13 for this wonderful screenlet

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brillyfresh

11 years ago

i discovered this behavior is related to something else which affects all screenlets, please disregard my previous comment and keep up the great work!

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rinserepeat

11 years ago

for whatever reason my computer locks up sometimes when I use this... shame because its a really good module

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11 years ago

Look at screenshots to see changes in action.

v0.31:
- bug with head/tail display fixed
- new basic color theme, while wainting for new real theme

v0.30:
- bug with "CPU-meter for all cores" fixed

v0.29:
- Fan control is now System control, and allow to use this functionnality to control any hardware with custom scripts
- New System control script which shows how to control nvidia video card overclock
- One minor bug fixed
- in custom sensor, the ':' after the label has been removed and it'S possible to choose the icon to display
- new "howto.txt" file with custom sensors and system control examples.

v0.28:
- support for temperature provided by nvclock (users of Nvidia 8800 cards (G92), please look at: http://computersstoneage.blogspot.com/2008/06/asus-nvidia-8800-gt-gpu-temperature.html )
- problem with clock rendering fixed
- new fan control option which allows to change fan speed (please, read README file for more documentation)


v0.27:
-fixed a minor bug in Head/Tail title display

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