Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby iTheMaster on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:22 pm

Leit wrote:
Thank you! When I saw the article I immediately got a flash in my head: Usability of LM12 + the beauty of gnome-shell + kde widgets on my desktop = love at first sight :D
I've now added the digital clock to the desktop. Digital clock widget, CWP widget, custom conky made by me on the bottom, carefully chosen wallpaper to fit them all... PERFECTION ! (in my eyes at least :P)

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Looks great :D

Could you post your conkyrc file pls?


Here is the link for conky. There is no conkyrc file. You must copy all files (they are invisible) in your home folder and add .conky_start.sh to startup.
There is a .Conky/imgx folder (currently useless) that you can use if you want to add images at the start of each line (an +images version of this conky will be available soon, i'm working on it).
In .bin/conky you must edit the gmail.py file and add your email's username and password
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username="-->username<--"
password="-->password<--"

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username="myusername"
password="mypassword"

^keep the quotes

Good luck!
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby iTheMaster on Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:17 pm

As promised I tuned my conky with images and this is how it looks (yes, it is Zorin OS 5.2, but it is conky we are talking about):

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If you like it get it HERE. Instructions are in the post above.
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby cwwgateway on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:48 pm

Here is what I have been able to do with MATE:
Unfortunately, the windows list extension doesn't work for me (Not the mgse one, the actual gnome mate one). It says that it is there when I right click it, but no windows show up. It might be the transparency, but whenever I have to authenticate something, the "Starting Administrative..." appears in the list. I'm not sure why this is, but anyway:
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:04 am

Mint 12 - so easy to make Gnome shell look nice.

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Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby exploder on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:08 am

I must say, I really enjoy seeing how people are customizing Mint 12! I love all of the different variations! Awesome work everyone! :)
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby Aethyr on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:15 am

This is my Lisa (Mint 12) Desktop. I'm running a minimal GNOME 3 session with Compiz, AWN on the top, Cairo on the bottom, and a really simple Conky. The reason for the double docks is that I migrated my old Cairo dock config from Mint 11 but it wasn't providing quite all that I needed. I installed AWN as well to fill the gap left by the loss of the GNOME 2 panel, but there are some apps that I like more in Cairo and some that I like more in AWN, so I left them both active. I'm slowly experimenting with the AWN versions of some apps (battery, media manager, sound control, etc. - I only used AWN once before so I'm not used to them) so that maybe I can eventually replace Cairo completely. Currently AWN exhibits some graphical glitches when put on the bottom of the screen, so that's another reason for retaining Cairo, as I want a top panel-bottom dock config. As for Conky, not much to see there, I'll start customising it after I get to a finalised desktop - for now, I only made a short 10 minutes worth of typing basic config that displays the info I need. No point in making it look pretty when I'm still experimenting.

Anyway, sorry for the blabber, here you go :lol:
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby swftech on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:39 am

Aethyr wrote:This is my Lisa (Mint 12) Desktop.


It's interesting to see all the different ways people customize Mint 12. I didn't realize you could still have fortune cookies in terminal in "Lisa". How did you turn on fortune cookies?
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby Aethyr on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:43 am

swftech wrote:
Aethyr wrote:This is my Lisa (Mint 12) Desktop.


It's interesting to see all the different ways people customize Mint 12. I didn't realize you could still have fortune cookies in terminal in "Lisa". How did you turn on fortune cookies?


I used gconftool, it's under desktop->linuxmint. I think there was a post/thread on how to do it but it's probably buried now :mrgreen:
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby Oscar799 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:33 am

swftech wrote:
Aethyr wrote:This is my Lisa (Mint 12) Desktop.


It's interesting to see all the different ways people customize Mint 12. I didn't realize you could still have fortune cookies in terminal in "Lisa". How did you turn on fortune cookies?


The easy way to do this in Mint 12 with Gnome 3 is -
Menu>Other>DesktopSettings>Terminal check the "Show Fortune Cookies" box
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby swftech on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:39 am

Oscar799 wrote:
swftech wrote:
Aethyr wrote:This is my Lisa (Mint 12) Desktop.


It's interesting to see all the different ways people customize Mint 12. I didn't realize you could still have fortune cookies in terminal in "Lisa". How did you turn on fortune cookies?


The easy way to do this in Mint 12 with Gnome 3 is -
Menu>Other>DesktopSettings>Terminal check the "Show Fortune Cookies" box


Haha thanks, It's in the same place it's always been. I didn't realize it was still there in Mint 12. Thanks again!!
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby rautatea on Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:05 am

finaly i install lisa , mint 12 and a verry simple and nice conky...

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby Losgann on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:20 pm

Hey Bimsebasse, that is absolutely stunning. Would you be willing to share details of your setup there? E.g. which theme(s) are you using, and is that Docky on the left?
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby bimsebasse on Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:44 am

Crunnluath wrote:Hey Bimsebasse, that is absolutely stunning. Would you be willing to share details of your setup there? E.g. which theme(s) are you using, and is that Docky on the left?


It's the new Zukini theme pack which can be downloaded here: http://lassekongo83.deviantart.com/art/Zukini-272660042

I only changed the wallpaper and the activities button (and some elements of the window theme, but that's not visible in the screenshot). It's AWN but you can probably get Docky to look the same.
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby maxheadway on Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:14 am

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby rautatea on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:27 am

finaly ... finish for this week , mint with all extension from gnome shell ubuntu and linux mint 12


http://imgur.com/tzcD7
http://imgur.com/Q3tiD
http://imgur.com/ZItuD
http://imgur.com/1JC1F

and maybe you want this extension so ... you have here...

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/gnome3

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y gnome-shell-extensions-alternate-tab gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme gnome-tweak-tool gnome-shell-extensions-workspace-indicator gnome-shell-extensions-apps-menu gnome-shell-extensions-drive-menu gnome-shell-extensions-system-monitor gnome-shell-extensions-places-menu gnome-shell-extensions-dock gnome-shell-extensions-native-window-placement gnome-shell-extensions-gajim gnome-shell-extensions-xrandr-indicator gnome-shell-extensions-windows-navigator gnome-shell-extensions-auto-move-windows


sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/gnome3

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y gnome-shell-extensions-weather



sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:aegirxx-googlemail/gnome-shell-extensions
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y gnome-shell-extension-updateindicator



sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y gnome-shell-message-notifier

hope this help... :lol:
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby insidious on Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:39 pm

well i have everything installed, All the commands that you posted that should be ran through the terminal....how do i get everything to open tho? like conky etc ?
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby rautatea on Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:49 pm

just open the advanced settings and you find there all extension ... for conky pls email me because i have to send you all folders with conky config...your s
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby vrkalak on Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:14 pm

Clean:
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Used:
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This is my "original" #!Crunchbang-Statler A2 install. I've had it and used it, on the main PC in my 'office' - for all this time.
Just keep updating it. - this is the most 'stable' OS I have. Crunchbang-Statler-A2 was released over a year ago, as an 'Alpha' release.

#!Crunchbang-Statler is based on Debian 'stable' with the Openbox WM installed
I have moved it, back from Xfce to Openbox ... and upgraded the sources.list to 'testing' ... updated literally everything.
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby gabo on Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:53 pm

Here is mine:

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby vrkalak on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:41 pm

Another Openbox screenshot set:

Clean:
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Used:
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This time a straight Debian OS, set to 'stable' with Openbox WM.
. . . . Liight-weight - Fast - Super-Stable . . . .
Been running Linux/Debian on my Acer 10" Netbook since Day 1. (deleted Win-7 without even opening it once)
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