Conky and Xplanetfx

Conky and xPlanetFX

I Hope you like the below desktop image and would be interested to have it with on your Ubuntu

Great Video which would walk you through how you can create this (Note: I am not the Creator of this below you-tube video, Search for suli8’s Channel on youtube)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-_d6tHh0CA&rel=0]

Conky Ken

http://forum.pinguyos.com/Thread-conky-ken–566

Conky is a great utility for having some of the process indicators as your desktop backgrounds , some of the examples are CPU Temperature Indicator, Weather Indicator, CPU and RAM Usage, Hard Disk Space Used, Date and Time and lot more

Ken Berns (ken.berns@yahoo.de) is a great guy and written great scripts to display weather, time rings, and much more , please follow the instruction on the above site how  to configure them

Transparent Conky Background fix

I had problems in Conky on my Ubuntu 10.04 , I was seeing black background on weather and others , I wanted to have transparent background so that my Original xPlanetFX is visible . here is the fix

replace  the below lines in .Conky/weather, cpu , rings and ram files

#############################
# - Window specifications - #
#############################
own_window_class Conky
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 180
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
with below lines , so that we get transparent background
#############################
# - Window specifications - #
#############################
own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type desktop
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

xPlanetFX  

This gives real time earth background including clouds etc , and great eye catching themes , so please refer the Original site at

http://mein-neues-blog.de/xplanetfx/