hdd monitor (dynamic)

Karamba & Superkaramba

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Description:

Displays your hard disk drives and removable devices dynamically.
Need python-qt3 and python-imaging in order to work.

Here it comes again :)

v1.4 is a WIP (Work In Progress) release, and just a milestone on the way to 1.5, wich will feature a new config window, with much more options.

I still wish to change the hdd monitor basic skin, so if you've skinned it already, please send to packadal@gmail.com :)

WARNING : you *MUST* click the "apply changes" button in order for changes to take effect
I know this is clumsy, and i'll be working on it for 1.5

If anyone thinks about an improvement, please explain what you want, as i'm open to any suggestion (i.e. i added the transparency options on demand)
my e-mail is still packadal@gmail.com so send any suggestions you have. Hdd monitor is designed to fill YOUR needs ;)


---- how to skin hdd monitor ----

The skin must be of 4 files, named as follow :
* top.png : the top of the theme
* bottom.png : need an explanation ?
* hdd.png : the background image of each and every device
* vumeter.png : the bar image itself
* button.png : the unmount button

The images can be any size, the only thing you have to do is create a skin.conf (there is an example in the package) with the x and y positions of the bar on the hdd.png.

----- Next version info -----

* skin support improvements
* config window improvements
(in order to enable the user to show the device label, do per-device specfic configuration, etc )
-- Please wait, this may take some time due to real-life issues --

graphics based on the telemonitor by Shanachie
(http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=35983)

Ask for any feature you want, i'll try and do it if i got enough time :-)

Last changelog:

13 years ago

* 1.4 : Changed the way the device list is constructed
added the possibility to mount the unmounted devices
shows partitions by (physical) device
displays an icon of the device (should be the same as in media:/)
added the possibility to show the device label
huge code cleanup
* 1.3.5 : bugfix in the configuration window
* 1.3.4 : configuration window re-design
added the per-device configuration
* 1.3.3 : corrected bugs with the configuration window (one more time :p)
added a button to unmount the device
Shows only the last directory where your device is mounted (i.e. sda1 in place of /dev/sda1)
* 1.3.2 : corrected stupid things i forgot to fix
* 1.3.1 : fixed a bug where nothing could be seen -> my bad, sorry
* 1.3.0 : Switching to the 3 digits version system
Configuration window re-design ( but still WIP )
Skins support
Possibility to resize the skin
Fixed the bug where the theme worked only when you double-clicked on the .theme file
* 1.2c : fixed the bug where the usb keys did not appear
* 1.2b : fixed the "/proc" and such useless things appearance bug.
* 1.2 : Now you can change the transparency level of both the bar and the images !! Corrected a bug where persons who upgraded did not get the theme working (configuration file prob.)
Known issues : the corners are ugly, and so is the config window :-(
And when you "install" the theme from superkaramba, it woon't work (don't know why, foud out only today -> i'll work on this one)
* 1.1b : I forgot some things in 1.1 and it was impossible to get the configuration window. Sorry.
* 1.1 : added the configuration window ! You can now change the font size, and the text displayed after the device.
* 1.0 : fixed the bug where newly inserted devices's bar did not show up
* 0.9 : initial release

yll

12 years ago

when i've loaded my external hard drive, the theme stop running (run but doesn't appear).

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packadal

12 years ago

Fixed the remanent config window bug, looks like i've gone wrong in some way when uploading v 1.3.5 -_-;
I'm *really* sorry guys, and quite ashamed of my own stupidity some times...

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Acidxx

12 years ago

i cant get the configurar up and running. i do have both python packages you mentioned. any hints

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HessiJames

12 years ago

hi, i've got the same problem.
and i've found another bug. sometimes i can see the amount of free space and the size of the medium, but there is no bar rendered. (it's an usb device)

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packadal

12 years ago

Hi !
Sorry for the time i took for answering.
I'm working on the config window bug (not very hard as i'm mainly focused on hdd 1.4, wich will bring cool new things)
Thank you for using hdd monitor :)

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Acidxx

12 years ago

hi,thats cool, thnx
but i cant get the configurer up. i press but nun happens.. ?:|

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Acidxx

12 years ago

i installed the new version and i get it all invisible.. but the theme is there. any ideas?
thnx

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HairyMcLeary

12 years ago

I'm running Suse 10.1
When I click on configure nothing happens, no configuration window. I have tried re-downloading, still the same eproblem. Any ideas?

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packadal

12 years ago

have you got the python-qt3 bindings ?
I'm pretty sure not :p
(read the second line of the description ;)

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HairyMcLeary

12 years ago

No, I do have both required packages installed. I will update them over the weekend and see if that makes any difference. Looks like it will be a handy utility.

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packadal

12 years ago

Ok, sorry.

Try to get a console and type : "superkaramba hdd.theme"
Send me the outpout on gmail, it may be inetresting.

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prankxd

12 years ago

Can you include support for hddtemp command in your app?

hddtemp tell you device's temperature.

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packadal

12 years ago

Hi !!

hddtemp isn't a standard app, so i'll ad support for additional sensors using the configuration window.
I'll do it ;)

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yll

12 years ago

it could be cool if it was more configurable :) but, good work :) i'm still waiting for more ;)

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packadal

12 years ago

More configurable ?
What do you exactly mean ?
What do you want to be able to configure ?
Ask for features, i'll try to satisfy your needs :p

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packadal

12 years ago

Hi everyone !
As this feature is included in superkaramba 0.40, you just have to change the text (it is now in GB by default)
reminder : %f is the free disk space, %fg is the free disk space in GB. As simple as it ;)

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picklestix

12 years ago

This is an awesome app!

Feature request:
Flag to display info as gigabyte, the megabyte display isn't so easy to read on large drives.

Thanks!

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packadal

12 years ago

Hi !
I already thought of this one, but now you requested it, be assured it will be in v1.4 ;)
Work is going on fine for the moment, more to come !

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HessiJames

12 years ago

hi,
I'm using superkaramba 0.39. When I start hdd monitor, I can just "see" a small, transparent widget.

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packadal

12 years ago

are you sure you installed python-qt3 and python-imaging ?

If Yes, please send me your /home/yourlogin/.superkaramba/hdd monitor/*.conf at packadal@gmail.com

Thanks

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mightybigcar

13 years ago

Just got back from travel and checked out 1.2c. Looks great! /dev and so on are not shown.

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packadal

13 years ago

Thank you for your comment !!

And if anyone comes chcking for a new version, i'm not dead ;-)
I'll be working on v1.3 as soon as i get out of my exams :-p
I think i'll be using the df outpout (much more simple and much less cpu-consuming i think)
I may look at the imagemagick functionnalities, but i haven't much time at the moment (lot of work to do :p)
I promise a new version in less than a month (2 weeks i hope)
Bye !

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HessiJames

13 years ago

Hi, well done, but one thing doesn't work. When I insert my sd card, hdd monitor generates a new row and shows the card, but not the discspace.
I played a bit around and found out, that `df -a` (`df /dev/sdc1`) shows these values. I don't know how hdd monitor works, but maybe you could use it to fix that problem.
I'm using suse 9.3 if that matters.

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packadal

13 years ago

Strange bug !
Could you post your /etc/mtab line corresponding to the sd card ?
(Are you sure you got the last version ? - 1.2c as i'm writing )
Thanks

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HessiJames

13 years ago

Yes, I'm sure, I'm using v. 1.2c.

/etc/mtab (line):
/dev/sdc1 /media/KARTE subfs rw,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid 0 0

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13 years ago

* 1.4 : Changed the way the device list is constructed
added the possibility to mount the unmounted devices
shows partitions by (physical) device
displays an icon of the device (should be the same as in media:/)
added the possibility to show the device label
huge code cleanup
* 1.3.5 : bugfix in the configuration window
* 1.3.4 : configuration window re-design
added the per-device configuration
* 1.3.3 : corrected bugs with the configuration window (one more time :p)
added a button to unmount the device
Shows only the last directory where your device is mounted (i.e. sda1 in place of /dev/sda1)
* 1.3.2 : corrected stupid things i forgot to fix
* 1.3.1 : fixed a bug where nothing could be seen -> my bad, sorry
* 1.3.0 : Switching to the 3 digits version system
Configuration window re-design ( but still WIP )
Skins support
Possibility to resize the skin
Fixed the bug where the theme worked only when you double-clicked on the .theme file
* 1.2c : fixed the bug where the usb keys did not appear
* 1.2b : fixed the "/proc" and such useless things appearance bug.
* 1.2 : Now you can change the transparency level of both the bar and the images !! Corrected a bug where persons who upgraded did not get the theme working (configuration file prob.)
Known issues : the corners are ugly, and so is the config window :-(
And when you "install" the theme from superkaramba, it woon't work (don't know why, foud out only today -> i'll work on this one)
* 1.1b : I forgot some things in 1.1 and it was impossible to get the configuration window. Sorry.
* 1.1 : added the configuration window ! You can now change the font size, and the text displayed after the device.
* 1.0 : fixed the bug where newly inserted devices's bar did not show up
* 0.9 : initial release

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