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mike howard , United States of America
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Karamba & Superkaramba 60 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 04 2006
Strange, I get max, 3-4 % load from this...I could be the Interval alues in the theme file, but then again it could be allot of things. 1) Does any other theme give you this problem? 2) what version of Karamba are you using? 3) What Distro, KDE version are you running? - Nov 22 2005
Really don't know why this getting so many Votes, its basically a re-do of some of the cynapses karamba layout with a few bits added, some new background graphics... etc Its a cobble of other themes lashed up quickly in a theme file and nothing compared to the work done in some of the other themes.... but hey! thanks anyway, although its undeserved IMO - Nov 19 2005
I gave up reposting that info, the formatter is fubar.. so I mailed it to you.. it may be my system, but it happens in Konq and fire fox, its ticking me off ! - Nov 14 2005
why is this sites text formatter messed up, it removes all the line breaks and wont alow me edit my posts !!! GGGGRRRRRRRRRRRR - Nov 14 2005
Having problems with line breaks and tabs, all my text ending in one big blob, here is a second attempt.... This could be a number of things, I don't think its the module order... I'm guesing that u ran sensors-detect and cut and pasted in all the right files,,,, So with that assertion...go to your /etc/sensors.conf and have a look at the senor module label order, here is the section of my file pertaining to my senor chip: [CODE] chip "w83782d-*" "w83627hf-*" # Same as above for w83781d except that in5 and in6 are computed differently. # Rather than an internal inverting op amp, the 82d/83s use standard positive # inputs and the negative voltages are level shifted by a 3.6V reference. # The math is convoluted, so we hope that your motherboard # uses the recommended resistor values. label in0 "VCore 1" label in1 "VCore 2" label in2 "+3.3V" label in3 "+5V" label in4 "+12V" label in5 "-12V" label in6 "-5V" label in7 "V5SB" label in8 "VBat" # Abit BP6 motherboard has a few differences. VCore1 and VCore2 are the core # voltages of the two processors. Vtt is memory bus termination resistors # voltage. # label in1 "Vtt" # label in8 "VCore2" compute in3 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ , @/((6.8/10)+1) compute in4 ((28/10)+1)*@ , @/((28/10)+1) compute in5 (5.14 * @) - 14.91 , (@ + 14.91) / 5.14 compute in6 (3.14 * @) - 7.71 , (@ + 7.71) / 3.14 compute in7 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ , @/((6.8/10)+1) # adjust this if your vid is wrong; see doc/vid # set vrm 9.0 #set limits to 5% for the critical voltages #set limits to 10% for the non-critical voltages #set limits to 20% for the battery voltage set in0_min vid*0.95 set in0_max vid*1.05 set in1_min vid*0.95 set in1_max vid*1.05 set in2_min 3.3 * 0.95 set in2_max 3.3 * 1.05 set in3_min 5.0 * 0.95 set in3_max 5.0 * 1.05 set in4_min 12 * 0.90 set in4_max 12 * 1.10 set in5_max -12 * 0.90 set in5_min -12 * 1.10 set in6_max -5 * 0.95 set in6_min -5 * 1.05 set in7_min 5 * 0.95 set in7_max 5 * 1.05 set in8_min 3.0 * 0.80 set in8_max 3.0 * 1.20 # set up sensor types (thermistor is default) # 1 = PII/Celeron Diode; 2 = 3904 transistor; # 3435 = thermistor with Beta = 3435 # If temperature changes very little, try 1 or 2. # set sensor1 1 # set sensor2 2 # set sensor3 3435 # examples for temperature limits set temp1_over 40 set temp1_hyst 37 set temp2_over 75 set temp2_hyst 70 set temp3_over 52 set temp3_hyst 47 set beep_enable 0 [/CODE] There is allot of example code in there, by the way can u post the output of your sensors command here, I mean when u type sensors at the terminal prompt... The other thing it may be is the version of LM Sensors, here is mine: sensors version 2.9.1 with libsensors version 2.9.1 Try using Ksensors utillty program , u can download it from http://rpm.pbone.net/ if u not got it, see what that reads out. and there is another KDE util to read temps and stuff its in system monitor KSysGuard, u will have to open the local host icon and configure a new sheet, drag the temps to the active sheet window and see what they read, I had this issue, temp 1 - 3 had to be reordered, so I changed the command line in the Karamber theme file to read the right temp sensor... Hope this is making sense ! the Distro thing... Humm here is the contents of the osinfo.sh file: DISTRO="Unknown Distro" test -r "/etc/slackware-version" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/slackware-version` test -r "/etc/debian_version" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/debian_version` test -r "/etc/libranet_version" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/libranet_version` test -r "/etc/redhat-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/redhat-release` test -r "/etc/SuSE-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/SuSE-release` test -r "/etc/mandrake-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/mandrake-release` test -r "/etc/gentoo-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/gentoo-release` test -r "/etc/turbolinux-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/turbolinux-release` echo "$DISTRO" all u have to do is add your distro file location to this script and Viola! Let me know what happens... I love problems :) well, solving them that is ! lol - Nov 14 2005
This could be a number of things, I don't think its the module order... I'm guesing that u ran sensors-detect and cut and pasted in all the right files,,,, So with that assertion...go to your /etc/sensors.conf and have a look at the senor module label order, here is the section of my file pertaining to my senor chip: [CODE] chip "w83782d-*" "w83627hf-*" # Same as above for w83781d except that in5 and in6 are computed differently. # Rather than an internal inverting op amp, the 82d/83s use standard positive # inputs and the negative voltages are level shifted by a 3.6V reference. # The math is convoluted, so we hope that your motherboard # uses the recommended resistor values. label in0 "VCore 1" label in1 "VCore 2" label in2 "+3.3V" label in3 "+5V" label in4 "+12V" label in5 "-12V" label in6 "-5V" label in7 "V5SB" label in8 "VBat" # Abit BP6 motherboard has a few differences. VCore1 and VCore2 are the core # voltages of the two processors. Vtt is memory bus termination resistors # voltage. # label in1 "Vtt" # label in8 "VCore2" compute in3 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ , @/((6.8/10)+1) compute in4 ((28/10)+1)*@ , @/((28/10)+1) compute in5 (5.14 * @) - 14.91 , (@ + 14.91) / 5.14 compute in6 (3.14 * @) - 7.71 , (@ + 7.71) / 3.14 compute in7 ((6.8/10)+1)*@ , @/((6.8/10)+1) # adjust this if your vid is wrong; see doc/vid # set vrm 9.0 #set limits to 5% for the critical voltages #set limits to 10% for the non-critical voltages #set limits to 20% for the battery voltage set in0_min vid*0.95 set in0_max vid*1.05 set in1_min vid*0.95 set in1_max vid*1.05 set in2_min 3.3 * 0.95 set in2_max 3.3 * 1.05 set in3_min 5.0 * 0.95 set in3_max 5.0 * 1.05 set in4_min 12 * 0.90 set in4_max 12 * 1.10 set in5_max -12 * 0.90 set in5_min -12 * 1.10 set in6_max -5 * 0.95 set in6_min -5 * 1.05 set in7_min 5 * 0.95 set in7_max 5 * 1.05 set in8_min 3.0 * 0.80 set in8_max 3.0 * 1.20 # set up sensor types (thermistor is default) # 1 = PII/Celeron Diode; 2 = 3904 transistor; # 3435 = thermistor with Beta = 3435 # If temperature changes very little, try 1 or 2. # set sensor1 1 # set sensor2 2 # set sensor3 3435 # examples for temperature limits set temp1_over 40 set temp1_hyst 37 set temp2_over 75 set temp2_hyst 70 set temp3_over 52 set temp3_hyst 47 set beep_enable 0 [/CODE] There is allot of example code in there, by the way can u post the output of your sensors command here, I mean when u type sensors at the terminal prompt... The other thing it may be is the version of LM Sensors, here is mine: sensors version 2.9.1 with libsensors version 2.9.1 Try using Ksensors utillty program , u can download it from http://rpm.pbone.net/ if u not got it, see what that reads out. and there is another KDE util to read temps and stuff its in system monitor KSysGuard, u will have to open the local host icon and configure a new sheet, drag the temps to the active sheet window and see what they read, I had this issue, temp 1 - 3 had to be reordered, so I changed the command line in the Karamber theme file to read the right temp sensor... Hope this is making sense ! the Distro thing... Humm here is the contents of the osinfo.sh file: DISTRO="Unknown Distro" test -r "/etc/slackware-version" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/slackware-version` test -r "/etc/debian_version" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/debian_version` test -r "/etc/libranet_version" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/libranet_version` test -r "/etc/redhat-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/redhat-release` test -r "/etc/SuSE-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/SuSE-release` test -r "/etc/mandrake-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/mandrake-release` test -r "/etc/gentoo-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/gentoo-release` test -r "/etc/turbolinux-release" && DISTRO=`cat /etc/turbolinux-release` echo "$DISTRO" all u have to do is add your distro file location to this script and Viola! Let me know what happens... I love problems :) well, solving them that is ! lol - Nov 14 2005
OK, that looked fun ! I think your sensors need to be configured. Try running: in su sensors-detect capture the output, there are instructions in the output, and follow them to the letter, Oh and answer YES to all questions..... - Nov 14 2005
Thanks for the good words :) I'll have a 3rd "no audio" version by the end of today. Your problem with LM Sensors looks like there not configured, I know for SUSE i had to run sensors-detect and mod a few files, here is the link I used: http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/lofiversion/index.php/t11193.html I would think there is a link somewhere for your distro, try searching on google thats all I did, it looks like Karamba used LM Sensors only..... The theme needs to be editted to show your Distro, open the .theme file in KWrite and edit the 10th line: text x=105 y=34 sensor=program program="sh ~/karamba/TechMon/scripts/osinfo.sh" line=1 color=255,255,255 FONTSIZE=9 FONT="lucida" and edit the location of the karamba dir, mine is the top level of home so i never need to edit it, yours is proberly different. Let me know if your having a hard time with the sensor stuff and I'll see what I can find. - Nov 14 2005
Sounds like you have a different distro to me, I'm on Suse Open 10, Looks to me like its a Dependance issue, do you have access to your KDE distribution? you should be able to install all the necessary python modules from that. What was the sensors problem ? did you try what I suggested? I suggest that if your having problems installing try the forums on your Distro's main site, I had major problems upgrading to KDE 3.5 RC1. - Nov 13 2005
Sounds like you have a different distro to me, I'm on Suse Open 10, Looks to me like its a Dependance issue, do you have access to your KDE distribution? you should be able to install all the necessary python modules from that. What was the sensors problem ? did you try what I suggested? I suggest that if your having problems installing try the forums on your Distro's main site, I had major problems upgrading to KDE 3.5 RC1. - Nov 13 2005
Looks like it could be two problems... Have you confirmed that you have LM Sensors installed and working ? Go to a terminal window and type "sensors" and post the output back here. The status bar and lack of album cover image looks like a python problem, since that what is generating that data, is it the same on all tracks ? what happens if you right click on the theme window and force a reload ? Can you check to see if you have kdebindings3-python and the rest of the python libs and dev tools installed ? here is a snap shot of what I have installed: [IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/sandman65/ScreenShot-Full47.png[/IMG] - Nov 13 2005
Ok, I've bashed out a Amarok version, beneath the surface its a bit ropy, lashed together theme script and python script magpied from all over. But hey it works! and works well, with little CPU usage much to my suprise. There is A bug in the track time bar, it seems to lag behind the main Amarok window if both are open, think this has to do with the refresh intervals in the python script, I left well alone as I've noticed before that changing refresh rates is asking for high CPU spikes. - Nov 13 2005
Some more addage.... I think it shows the versatility of Linux, U wont see a working Konqueror icon on a MS system...... If ya do feel free to bitch all ya want lol - Nov 12 2005
I use IE with wine, due to the fact that certain sites I have to visit for banking and such do not support Firefox or Konqueror. I consider this better than having to have an alternate MS boot partion! Wining about Microsoft "pardon the pun!" Is pointless, many people in the Linux world use MS based Apps through Wine or Crossover due to the fact that they are not "YET" supported natively, such as Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver... the list goes on. I can see from most of your other posts your extreamely negative....Get a grip man ! - Nov 12 2005
Thanks, Yep, putting together an AmaroK version very soon, as well as a version with no media control for the purists. Will have it up in next few days. - Nov 12 2005
blue_sky for deKorator

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 24 2005
I've got to get into C4D, its like Bryce, Poser, Vue, and Max all in one, cool app! How is it like to use, I've used bryce for a few years, tried Max, but it all felt backwards after bryce,,,, - Nov 21 2005
Very nice work, what do you use as a GFX tool, Gimp ? - Nov 21 2005
deKorator

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 383 comments

by motyR
Score 50.0%
Feb 20 2006
How long will it take you to get the icons to flip from active to inactive, if your thinking of developing this feature that is, I have a tone of ideas, but it needs more realistic animation.... U better be coding right now ! ;) - Nov 21 2005
Looks that way ;) but I guess without reusing existing ideas we'd still be passing paper notes not using an electronic BB. One thing I noticed... there is a typo in your tile labels, its Bottom not Buttom, but if you change it it means all my new deco's will screw up, lol Me and my big mouth..... - Nov 21 2005
Get it here, Remember to RTFM ! on the post. http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=31580&vote=good&tan=25626044 - Nov 20 2005
I think this would work better if you had two set of buttons, Inactive and active, this would allow for limited animation. At the moment it just shifts down and to the right 1 pixel, this looks odd with most buttons, especially round buttons. I would like for it to just change color and stay in the same location, this would work equally well for any other button. - Nov 20 2005
I think the size, or width of the top corners will have to be increased by about 2 - 3 pixel to allow for better rounded shapes - Nov 20 2005
Someone help me out here, I cant find in KDE where to set the window boarder and header width and height, I know its there cuz I've set it, but cant find it... this is embarrassing ....;( - Nov 20 2005
Is the size off the button fixed, can I make them bigger? I see from screenshot 2 that that the buttons are not the same size as the Ugly template ones. - Nov 20 2005
OK, OK, Working flat out here, can't help being a perfectionist....Programmers, there all the same..... ;) - Nov 20 2005
Thant's what I was getting at, are you provisioning to add an inactive shade/color option in a future release ? Found one more thing, as I'm working away here, the buttons on the top right, they seem to to shift down and to the right 1 pixel when activated, and looking at screen shot 2 this doesn't appear to be the case... or again I'm I missing something? - Nov 20 2005
There seems to be facility for the inactive window at the moment....or am I missing it ? - Nov 20 2005
I'm Impressed ! If this isn't included in the next release of KDE I'm Dumping all my shares ! ;) Will post the Deco's I;m making at this moment. AB - Nov 20 2005
I did try Decgen, I think something when wrong with the SuSE install, and I lost interest....or got side tracked....again ! lol I'm no noob at unix, erhum...Linux I remember when a root partion was default at 12 megs ! lol, I just got side tracked and never followed through with it ... But yes, I will give decgen a second run, If ya want the aource images, just shout I'm all for sharing info and work, I have a few other templates, here is one I'm working on, it needs some polishing, but you will get the idea: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/sandman65/windeco.png - Nov 18 2005
I did try Decgen, I think something when wrong with the SuSE install, and I lost interest....or got side tracked....again ! lol I'm no noob at unix, erhum...Linux I remember when a root partion was default at 12 megs ! lol, I just got side tracked and never followed through with it ... But yes, I will give decgen a second run, If ya want the aource images, just shout I'm all for sharing info and work, I have a few other templates, here is one I'm working on, it needs some polishing, but you will get the idea: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/sandman65/windeco.png - Nov 18 2005
I did try Decgen, I think something when wrong with the SuSE install, and I lost interest....or got side tracked....again ! lol I'm no noob at unix, erhum...Linux I remember when a root partion was default at 12 megs ! lol, I just got side tracked and never followed through with it ... But yes, I will give decgen a second run, If ya want the aource images, just shout I'm all for sharing info and work, I have a few other templates, here is one I'm working on, it needs some polishing, but you will get the idea: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/sandman65/windeco.png - Nov 18 2005
I did try Decgen, I think something when wrong with the SuSE install, and I lost interest....or got side tracked....again ! lol I'm no noob at unix, erhum...Linux I remember when a root partion was default at 12 megs ! lol, I just got side tracked and never followed through with it ... But yes, I will give decgen a second run, If ya want the aource images, just shout I'm all for sharing info and work, I have a few other templates, here is one I'm working on, it needs some polishing, but you will get the idea: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/sandman65/windeco.png - Nov 18 2005
Thanks for the ++ comments, ! :) The windecs are templates at the moment.... on screen they are mockups, but... with Dekorator they will come to life ..soon I hope ;) - Nov 18 2005
Capital Idea, I'm proficient at most graphic work, but performing the 21 steps of file massaging to get the images into the windows decoration ... well I just have no time for its totally unnecessary. An operating system should provide reasonable methods of operation.......... I've been using UNIX since late System 5 and BSD and still all these new Distro's have a long way to go to match legacy platforms like OSF1 Anyway...enough soap boxing!! ;) I'm glad to see that someone has at last seen the light in facilitating a method of simple insertion. Looking forward to your release, About the masking... since there are two types, terminal window and such just use background masking, Xorg composite manager and the like use true transparency of all window and background layers, I'm guessing that Win deco's use background masking ? AB - Nov 18 2005
Clay Deco for deKorator

deKorator Themes 14 comments

Score 58.0%
Nov 27 2005
I think you are missing it a bit, here is a snap of the boarder setting in SUSE2: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b121/sandman65/boardersize.png Because I've accented the left and right boarders, if they default to a normal "small" size the accent gets lost and it tends to look....bla.. I was just thinking that, some of the fuctions in SUSE2 "could" be incorporated into deKorator, there is also a "round top corners option" in there. I guess what I'm getting at is if deKorator and SUSE2 could be combined and refined it would have NO equal IMHO. It could advance to the stage where u could add a get new deco option, bit like the skin download section in FireFox and such... Man U'd be freaking famous ! ;) Anyway...get on with it lad ! ;) AB - Nov 21 2005
I'm green with envy ! ......ROTFL Seriously, is there not a way to to that from a deco function ? What I meant to mention before was, download and install the SUSE2 deco and have a look at some of the features it has, it may give you a few ideas....... - Nov 21 2005
Thanks man, so glad u like em all, about the buttons...if you set the hover effect to grey and the ammout equal to 1, you see no change on hover, thanks for the tip thow, I can redo the deco's with masked backgrounds. :) - Nov 21 2005
Font is called Handelgotd, it took me some looking on google, if you can't find it let me know, I'll mail it to ya. - Nov 21 2005
KDE Blue

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 29 2005
Heard of Wine?, I've tried using The Gimp...but compared to Photoshop...well it sucks! - Nov 19 2005
C12's Giralda Tower - Sevilla

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 17 2005
U could have uploaded all 3 images in one single post.....FYI - Nov 17 2005
XMMS Skin - SeaMaster

XMMS Skins 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 11 2005
Thanks! Hum.. the icon set is the Black and white set from this site, I've modified a few of them and added a few of my own, the lime wite set are on this site too, shredder and kaffine I added.. thats about it really, if you really want any that I have made or modified I'll be happy to mail them. AB - Nov 15 2005
firefox look

KDE Plasma Screenshots 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Nov 12 2005
She's a fox ! Now I know what I want for Christmas...Great work! - Nov 12 2005
My Suse 9.3 Desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 16 2005
Hum... where is the Screen Shot ? - Nov 12 2005
Shredder Icon

Icon Sub-Sets 4 comments

by greoj
Score 50.0%
Oct 30 2005
The Link Is FUBAR - Oct 31 2005
Green Thing

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 31 2005
Found One, forgive the banner, If I start submitting more bigger files I'll get a dynamic Dns domain and Host my own FTP server. - Oct 31 2005
Problems with Yahoo Briefcase, anybody know any other free online storage that can web link 5 meg files and up? - Oct 31 2005
XMMS Blue Metal Theme

XMMS Skins 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 27 2005
Been playing with the idea of skinning XMMS with a type of glass screen/hologram look, a bit like the techno stuff seen in the movie Minority report, problems I've hit is that the transperancy gradients need to be very light, and on a very light or very dark background it looks off. So if I get this going it will take a min of three different skins to compliment the contrast of different desktop backgrounds. I found a nice program to automate the Transparency cutting and auto update the regions file, but... its only for windows.... and I deleted my XP partion and took a dump on the distro CD If anybody has been though this type of headache and has any tips, please push the info my way :) - Oct 30 2005
LimeWire Icons

Icon Sub-Sets 6 comments

Score 43.3%
Oct 27 2005
lol, Well its not a problem to do it, just depends on your icon theme... if you want it all to match that is! - Oct 28 2005