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 ]
Ever since I started using Linux, I got this desktop tweaking bug – always trying to customize the apps available. It’s quite a huge waste of time, but yet it’s something I love. So, here’s my latest piece of work.
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I’m fundamentally 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. When I’m doing something, there are a couple of things that I need at my fingertips like time, date, CPU usage, Battery levels, Wlan speed and strength. These are provided by the conky bar at the top. It is not covered by any maximized window.
I’m a man who expects perfection and I just felt like giving a good solid rant today, so here it goes. In my quest for the perfect distro I have roamed across the vast mine of distros that are available. And everytime I get simply astounded by the sheer variety and choice I have in choosing what distro I need.
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.
Conky is a linux system monitoring tool. That is it gives out varioud information and data about what your system is running right now.
But users all over the world love Conky because of its configuration support. With over 200 in-built variables, conky displays information in any way you want and anywhere you want.
However, many linux newbies right now are hesitating to use conky to the script work needed which though very simple appears daunting when looked at as a whole. To help those people here is my simple conky script …
This is my conky configuration file to display various informations which I prefer. Using this as a base, you can develop conky to suit your desktop too.