Kima - kicker monitoring applet

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

This applet monitors various temperature, frequency and fan sources in your kicker panel.
Make sure you have enabled a supported kernel module.

Homepage:
http://kima.sourceforge.net

Features:
supported thermal sources:
- the Linux ACPI Thermal Zone driver. The corresponding kernel module is called thermal.
- the thermal sources of the Linux ACPI driver for the IBM ThinkPad laptops. The corresponding kernel module is called ibm-acpi.
- the IBM Hard Drive Active Protection System (HDAPS) driver. The corresponding kernel module is called hdaps.
- the Omnibook Configuration Tools & Patches. The corresponding kernel module is called omnibook.
- the iBook G4 CPU and GPU thermal zones. It may work on other Apple machines as well (please let me know).
- the thermal sensors available through hwmon (I2C, lm_sensors, ...).
- the CPU thermal sensor of the i8k kernel driver for Dell Inspiron and Latitude notebooks.
- the GPU thermal sensors of nvidia-settings (provided by the nVidia GPU card driver tools)
- the termal sensors provided by hddtemp daemon (make sure hddtemp runs on 127.0.0.1 port 7634 before kima starts)

supported frequency sources:
- the Linux kernel /proc/cpuinfo interface
- the Linux kernel cpufreq subsystem

supported fan sources:
- the fan sensors available through hwmon (I2C, lm_sensors, ...).
- the fan sources of the Linux ACPI driver for the IBM ThinkPad laptops. The corresponding kernel module is called ibm-acpi.
- the fan sources of the i8k kernel driver for Dell Inspiron and Latitude notebooks.

misc sources:
- CPU usage source
- uptime source that displays the current system uptime
- battery source that displays the current state of charge of your batteries

misc:
- cpufreqd control module to switch cpufreqd profiles via cpufreqd remote interface

installation:
grab a appropriate package for your distribution or the sources below.

using the source:
run configure
./configure --prefix=$(kde-config --prefix)

build the sources
make

install the applet (with appropriate rights)
su -c 'make install'

finally add the applet to your KDE panel (RMB on kicker).
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Kima 0.7.4:
- CPU usage source added
- russian translation added

Kima 0.7.3.2:
- thread wakeups minimized which should lead to a better powertop result
- crash fix: prevent i18n calls from within threads (it seems i18n isn't thread safe)

Kima 0.7.3.1:
- the 0.7.3 tag was inconsistent to the released tar.gz so we decided to release 0.7.3.1
- improvements regarding the dbus error handling
- XNVCtrl support fixed
- small autoconf/automake script improvements

Kima 0.7.3:
- more robust battery source in case of libhal/dbus errors
- since Kima 0.7.2 was already tagged we jump to 0.7.3 the changeog lists the never released 0.7.2 though

Kima 0.7.2:
- battery source added that displays the current state of charge of your batteries through libhal
- nvidia thermal source: optional configure switch added to query libXNVCtrl.a instead of nvidia-settings
- updated admin directory that supports automake 1.10
- swedish, turkish and indonesian translation added (thanks to Oskar Ellström, UÄŸur í‡etin and Donnie S Bhayangkara)
- translation fixes
- processes started by kicker does not exit correctly because of kimas' use of QProcess. KProcess fixes the problem

Kima 0.7.1:
- uptime source added
- initial source scanning parallelized
- spanish translation added
- hungary translation added
- german translation fixes
- hddtemp source bugfix, in case reading from network failed
- preferences bugfix, an enabled source was not displayed on kicker
- cursor fixed if one drags a source and clicks right mouse button
- encoding of the degree sign is now UTF8

Kima 0.7:
- support for moving the sources via drag and drop added
- support for hddtemp daemon added (http://www.guzu.net/linux/hddtemp.php)
- german translation added
- repainting of the sources improved

visit http://kima.sourceforge.net/#changelog for reading the full changelog

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kenws

13 years ago

oh indeed. I fixed that - shoul work. Thanks

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chrissi75

13 years ago

How can I enable the ACPI thermal stuff under opensuse10?
I can only see the CPU frequency.

Thanks, Chris

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alby

13 years ago

Great job! simple, clean and configurable... I was going to code a similar app myself in python (/proc/acpi has made everything easier), but I'll stick with yours!
I hope you will go on developing this applet, maybe adding optional multiple temp monitoring (with labels).
It should be easy, without bloating the code too much...

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kenws

13 years ago

Thanks for the compliments. I also thought about showing multiple thermal sensors in parallel. My descision for now was to let the user choose their primary sensor and show the others via the tooltip. This is a simple solution but saves kicker space and was easy to implement. :)

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linux3114a

13 years ago

cpuinfo-0.2.S10K35.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/downloadSuSE10.0.htm


ENJOY !!!

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kenws

13 years ago

Good job, thanks Raoul.

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danone

13 years ago

version 0.2 has many improvements! Great work!

danone

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duckdown

13 years ago

Wont compile on my Kubuntu system, disappointing :( I was looking forward to something like this for Linux

Here's the output
http://paste.ubuntu-nl.org/6945

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gnemmi

13 years ago

Read the installation instructions again ...
You are supposed tu run "make -f Makefile.cvs" before running "./configure" and "make"

see ya

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agentdunken

13 years ago

Umm how do you get the kernel to let you see the temps?..

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danone

13 years ago

he uses the Kernels ACPI support. Have a look at /proc/acpi to see what's available!
danone

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gohanz

13 years ago

A SlackWare TGz package with SlackBuild Script is Ready to DownLoad!!!

http://www.slacky.it/

http://www.slacky.it/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=1&func=fileinfo&filecatid=883&parent=category

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kenws

13 years ago

Thanks, I linked the package in the download section.

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linux3114a

13 years ago

cpuinfo-0.1-S10K35.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/downloadSuSE10.0.htm


ENJOY !!!

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kenws

13 years ago

Thanks, I'll link the rpm in the download section

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gnemmi

13 years ago

is your jabber address functional?
I'd like to get in touch with you to discuss a few things about cpuinfo.

Regards
Gonzalo

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gohanz

13 years ago

Thanks for Help, now it work!!

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gohanz

13 years ago

With my Slackware 10.2 i have Compilation Problem,!!
CpuInfo require automake 1.6 for compile, but my SlackWare 10.2 use Automake 1.9.5.
It's better that Cpuinfo compile also with the new Autoomake version


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kenws

13 years ago

I'll take a look into that this evening. I'm not very experienced with automake yet so it may take awhile. If anybody could help, please let me know. Thanks

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gnemmi

13 years ago

Both of you, do a "make -f Makefile.cvs" before ./configure.
It would be like this:

make -f Makefile.cvs
./configure
make
su -
make install

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mechanic

13 years ago

This is true for SuSE 10.0 as well

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karlheinz

13 years ago

I also have a notebook with 4 thermal zones, from which cpu and gpu are interesting to me. Would it be possible to add the possibility to display also gpu info?
Many thanks for the effort. A nice acpi information monitor is missing for the kicker in kde.
Bye, Val.

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kenws

13 years ago

Since version 0.2 is out you can choose your sensor (if its supported by CPU Info and ther kernel module is loaded). The tooltip shows all found sources. Let me know if it works for you.

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karlheinz

13 years ago

Strange things here. Could it be that you packed the source of version 0.1 as version 0.2. ?
I installed the program via gentoo ebuild and by compiling the source tarball that is directly linked here and version information and functions are still that of version 0.1.

Bye, Val.

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karlheinz

13 years ago

Everything works nicely now. Emerged it again today after having unmerged it last evening.
Don't know why yesterday always had the old version running..

Thanks, Valentin.

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11 years ago

Kima 0.7.4:
- CPU usage source added
- russian translation added

Kima 0.7.3.2:
- thread wakeups minimized which should lead to a better powertop result
- crash fix: prevent i18n calls from within threads (it seems i18n isn't thread safe)

Kima 0.7.3.1:
- the 0.7.3 tag was inconsistent to the released tar.gz so we decided to release 0.7.3.1
- improvements regarding the dbus error handling
- XNVCtrl support fixed
- small autoconf/automake script improvements

Kima 0.7.3:
- more robust battery source in case of libhal/dbus errors
- since Kima 0.7.2 was already tagged we jump to 0.7.3 the changeog lists the never released 0.7.2 though

Kima 0.7.2:
- battery source added that displays the current state of charge of your batteries through libhal
- nvidia thermal source: optional configure switch added to query libXNVCtrl.a instead of nvidia-settings
- updated admin directory that supports automake 1.10
- swedish, turkish and indonesian translation added (thanks to Oskar Ellström, UÄŸur í‡etin and Donnie S Bhayangkara)
- translation fixes
- processes started by kicker does not exit correctly because of kimas' use of QProcess. KProcess fixes the problem

Kima 0.7.1:
- uptime source added
- initial source scanning parallelized
- spanish translation added
- hungary translation added
- german translation fixes
- hddtemp source bugfix, in case reading from network failed
- preferences bugfix, an enabled source was not displayed on kicker
- cursor fixed if one drags a source and clicks right mouse button
- encoding of the degree sign is now UTF8

Kima 0.7:
- support for moving the sources via drag and drop added
- support for hddtemp daemon added (http://www.guzu.net/linux/hddtemp.php)
- german translation added
- repainting of the sources improved

visit http://kima.sourceforge.net/#changelog for reading the full changelog

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