I wanted something that would show my system information like cpu/ram/disk usage, temps, etc. that would blend with my desktop. After browsing through the forum, Conky seemed to be the logical choice. I have been trying to get it working for a few hours. I don’t get any error messages during installation but it doesn’t show up on my desktop. I’ve tried the how-to’s and tutorials on UbuntuForums but no go. I did ask if there were any issues with Conky being run on Compiz-Fusion. No answer yet. Although I think I remember seeing screenshots of it. I’ll have to check again later.
So far, everything’s working great. I ran into a little problem in playing .avi files in Totem. I’ve read on the forum that most of them use a diffent video player like mplayer or xmms. I still want to give it a try on Totem. I think Ubuntu wouldn’t ship with that movie player if it wasn’t worth something. I’m not very fond of Rhythmbox though. I chose to install Amarok and it runs great and plays all my .mp3 files with no problems. Rythmbox reminds me of iTunes. I had a hard time navigating through that when I first got my iPod. I guess for the most part it was just me being a windows user for so long and that being my very first Apple product. So the experience wasn’t good. Happy with the iPod though.
Aside from Conky and Totem troubles, I’m looking for an alternative for both if I can’t get them to work. I’m thinking about removing Rhythmbox altogether. Still looking for more ways to customize my Linux Ubuntu 7.04.