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    captaindoogles NNTP User

    Default Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    I have seen some Desktop shots of people running tail -f /var/log/messages on the desktop on top of the wallpaper but not a window. It is static. One I found recently was
    http://www.gentoo.org/images/shots/d...cadaver138.png
    I heard that **** Small Linux had this but I dont know that the option is called and can it be install on gnome suse 11.1?

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    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    It's normally embedding a transparent terminal in the desktop.. Depending on DE depends on how you do it and the effect you get..

    I found the better solution for myself was using the widget layer of compiz fusion.. All you're really doing is setting a rule for window match on a transparent terminal, then using autostart and starting it with an executing command.

    just google embedding terminal with you DE choice..
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    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    I like yakuake which is a retractable terminal.
    Not exactly the one you are looking for. But, you may be interested.
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    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    captaindoogles adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 15 May 2009 13:36 to write:

    >
    > I have seen some Desktop shots of people running tail -f
    > /var/log/messages on the desktop on top of the wallpaper but not a
    > window. It is static. One I found recently was
    > http://www.gentoo.org/images/shots/d...cadaver138.png
    > I heard that **** Small Linux had this but I dont know that the option
    > is called and can it be install on gnome suse 11.1?
    >
    >


    If you are running KDE4.x why not us the File Watcher plasmoid you can
    configure it to monitor any file and it can be completely transparent.

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    santhrax NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    Hi,

    I found your thread via google
    filewatcher is working great but I also want to know how this guy is showing the ports on Desktop (green color).

    Any hints?

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    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    Quote Originally Posted by santhrax View Post
    Hi,

    I found your thread via google
    filewatcher is working great but I also want to know how this guy is showing the ports on Desktop (green color).

    Any hints?
    did you try socklist?

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    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    hmm, I forgot socklist will not give you this as it has a different output.

    Try this: nmap -T Aggressive -A -v 127.0.0.1 -p 1-65000 or just nmap 127.0.0.1 -p 1-65000 if you only need the port/state/service thing

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    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    For anyone interesed, I just made a small superkaramba theme resembling the one in the screenshot (the network service monitoring one) NCS KDE-Look.org


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    santhrax NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    hi microchip8,

    thanks for your theme

    have a nice day

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    Default Re: Desktop tail -f /var/log/messages

    Quote Originally Posted by syampillai View Post
    I like yakuake which is a retractable terminal.
    Not exactly the one you are looking for. But, you may be interested.
    Yakuake is great for stuff like this.

    FWIW, it runs flawlessly under Gnome, and its installation does not bring in tons of KDE stuff unnecessarily.

    I've scripted mine to automagically bring up the terminal applications I'm fond of at startup, naming the tabs in the right order and so forth.

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