I was looking for an unobstrusive karamba theme, transparent (to not cover my cool wallpapers) and with my favourite informations, didn't find it, so I made it!
Informations provided: hostname, distribution name, kernel version, uptime, CPU infos, CPU frequency and governor, CPU activity an load, active task (like top), system temperatures, I/O activity and disk devices temperatures, RAM and Swap use, network activity, file system use.
This theme is inspired by "Tech Mon" (Arbitrary Reason) and by "Disk I/O Activity and Temperatures" (iten)
I designed and tested it on my monitor at a resolution of 1280x1024, but should be possible to use it with any screen whose vertical resolution is bigger than 700 px (with some tuning you can use it also at 600 px vertical resolution).
This theme requires the program hdmon by iten in your path. Just compile with
and put somewhere in your path, or put the right path of the hdmon program in the theme.
You need also theese commands, that you can install using you preferred distro package manager:
lsb_release, sensors, hddtemp
sensors program from lm_sensors package need to be configured before usage. Refer to its docs.
If you need help feel free to contact me (in Italian or in English) on my website, http://gerlos.altervista.org
Let me know what you think of GerlosMon Superkaramba theme!