Windows has a lot of cool album art displays . Linux has got Covergloobus – but it’s mainly for GNOME. In this mess, a decent Cover Art Display was missing for other window mangers users like me.I’m a minimalism lover. I like all fancy conky configs – but I find that none of them work for me. So, here’s my own setup using work done by the community.
This uses kaivalagi’s conkyrhythmbox and conkybanshee to fetch data and cover art for the two players and then displays them on the desktop using conky. It also uses a PNG overlay to add some fanciness.
Install them using instructions found here : [ Any one will suffice ]
After a long hiatus, I nearly gave up Linux. This was in part due to the wonderfulness of Windows 7 and the tedious task of setting up another Arch Linux. So, when my semester exams finally drew their curtains I decided to launch into it once again.
Deciding that Arch wasn’t for me till my bandwidth starts soaring up really high, I went the Crunchbang way. Downloaded a Hardy installation of all the dumbest things I could do. I then proceeded to give it a Gapo-branding.deb . Ended with a satisfactory result on Openbox, that wonderful window manager. Dived into the wonder of Conky-1.7 with img & lua support. This is seriously cool stuff. With image rendering conky is now capable of seriously emulating rainmeter. Can’t wait till I start tinkering into it.