vollmond - 2007-01-25

Love the program, thanks!

First saw it on the DamnSmallLinux LiveCD. Now running Fedora Core 6, trying to get Torsmo how I like it.

The main question I have is: next to all 4 of my "bars" (cpu, RAM, swap, and  fs), there's a small "N" over a small "L". These aren't in the DSL version, even though my config file for that section uses identical variables. Any idea why?

Also, the DSL copy doesn't flicker at all; after about a minute of running, mine begins flickering, getting increasingly more  frequent. I've implemented what tweaks I can find, but can't get rid of it completely. .torsmorc follows, for reference

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# torsmo configuration

# set to yes if you want tormo to be forked in the background
background yes

# X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
#font 5x7
#font 6x10
#font 7x13
#font 8x13
#font 9x15
#font *mintsmild.se*
#font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
font fixed

# Use Xft?
use_xft no

# Xft font when Xft is enabled
xftfont courier-12

# Text alpha when using Xft
xftalpha 0.8

# mail spool
# mail_spool $MAIL

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1.0

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window no

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 160 5

# Draw shades?
draw_shades yes

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 2

# border margins
border_margin 4

# border width
border_width 1

# Default colors and also border colors
default_color white
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color red

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
#alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
alignment bottom_right

# Gap between borders of screen and text
gap_x 12
gap_y 12

# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# boinc (seti) dir
# seti_dir /opt/seti

# Possible variables to be used:
#
#      Variable         Arguments                  Description               
#  acpiacadapter                     ACPI ac adapter state.                  
#  acpifan                           ACPI fan state                          
#  acpitemp                          ACPI temperature.                       
#  adt746xcpu                        CPU temperature from therm_adt746x      
#  adt746xfan                        Fan speed from therm_adt746x            
#  battery           (num)           Remaining capasity in ACPI or APM       
#                                    battery. ACPI battery number can be     
#                                    given as argument (default is BAT0).    
#  buffers                           Amount of memory buffered               
#  cached                            Amount of memory cached                 
#  color             (color)         Change drawing color to color           
#  cpu                               CPU usage in percents                   
#  cpubar            (height)        Bar that shows CPU usage, height is     
#                                    bar's height in pixels                  
#  downspeed         net             Download speed in kilobytes             
#  downspeedf        net             Download speed in kilobytes with one    
#                                    decimal                                 
#  exec              shell command   Executes a shell command and displays   
#                                    the output in torsmo. warning: this     
#                                    takes a lot more resources than other   
#                                    variables. I'd recommend coding wanted  
#                                    behaviour in C and posting a patch :-). 
#  execi             interval, shell Same as exec but with specific interval.
#                    command         Interval can't be less than             
#                                    update_interval in configuration.       
#  fs_bar            (height), (fs)  Bar that shows how much space is used on
#                                    a file system. height is the height in  
#                                    pixels. fs is any file on that file     
#                                    system.                                 
#  fs_free           (fs)            Free space on a file system available   
#                                    for users.                              
#  fs_free_perc      (fs)            Free percentage of space on a file      
#                                    system available for users.             
#  fs_size           (fs)            File system size                        
#  fs_used           (fs)            File system used space                  
#  hr                (height)        Horizontal line, height is the height in
#                                    pixels                                  
#  i2c               (dev), type, n  I2C sensor from sysfs (Linux 2.6). dev  
#                                    may be omitted if you have only one I2C 
#                                    device. type is either in (or vol)      
#                                    meaning voltage, fan meaning fan or temp
#                                    meaning temperature. n is number of the 
#                                    sensor. See /sys/bus/i2c/devices/ on    
#                                    your local computer.                    
#  kernel                            Kernel version                          
#  loadavg           (1), (2), (3)   System load average, 1 is for past 1    
#                                    minute, 2 for past 5 minutes and 3 for  
#                                    past 15 minutes.                        
#  machine                           Machine, i686 for example               
#  mails                             Mail count in mail spool. You can use   
#                                    program like fetchmail to get mails from
#                                    some server using your favourite        
#                                    protocol. See also new_mails.           
#  mem                               Amount of memory in use                 
#  membar            (height)        Bar that shows amount of memory in use  
#  memmax                            Total amount of memory                  
#  memperc                           Percentage of memory in use             
#  new_mails                         Unread mail count in mail spool.        
#  nodename                          Hostname                                
#  outlinecolor      (color)         Change outline color                    
#  pre_exec          shell command   Executes a shell command one time before
#                                    torsmo displays anything and puts output
#                                    as text.                                
#  processes                         Total processes (sleeping and running)  
#  running_processes                 Running processes (not sleeping),       
#                                    requires Linux 2.6                      
#  shadecolor        (color)         Change shading color                    
#  stippled_hr       (space),        Stippled (dashed) horizontal line       
#                    (height)       
#  swapbar           (height)        Bar that shows amount of swap in use    
#  swap                              Amount of swap in use                   
#  swapmax                           Total amount of swap                    
#  swapperc                          Percentage of swap in use               
#  sysname                           System name, Linux for example          
#  time              (format)        Local time, see man strftime to get more
#                                    information about format                
#  totaldown         net             Total download, overflows at 4 GB on    
#                                    Linux with 32-bit arch and there doesn't
#                                    seem to be a way to know how many times 
#                                    it has already done that before torsmo  
#                                    has started.                            
#  totalup           net             Total upload, this one too, may overflow
#  updates                           Number of updates (for debugging)       
#  upspeed           net             Upload speed in kilobytes               
#  upspeedf          net             Upload speed in kilobytes with one      
#                                    decimal                                 
#  uptime                            Uptime                                  
#  uptime_short                      Uptime in a shorter format              
#
#  seti_prog                         Seti@home current progress
#  seti_progbar      (height)        Seti@home current progress bar
#  seti_credit                       Seti@hoome total user credit

# variable is given either in format $variable or in ${variable}. Latter
# allows characters right after the variable and must be used in network
# stuff because of an argument

# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen

TEXT
Up:$color ${upspeed eth0} k/s${color grey} - Down:$color ${downspeed eth0} k/s
${color blue}$hr
${color grey}CPU Usage:$color $cpu% ${color grey}Processes:$color $processes
    ${color grey}${cpubar 3}
${color grey}RAM Usage:$color $mem/$memmax - $memperc%
    ${color grey}${membar 3}
${color grey}Swap Used:$color $swap/$swapmax - $swapperc%
    ${color grey}${swapbar 3}
${color grey}File systems:
/    $color${fs_free /}/${fs_size /}
    ${color grey}${fs_bar 3 /}
${color red}$hr
${color grey}Uptime:   $color $uptime
${color $ddd}Battery:  $color ${battery}
${color green}$hr$color
$sysname $kernel on $machine
${color grey}Host: $color$nodename ${execi 180 ~/.torsmo_ip}

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Thanks!