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Jeff G San Diego, United States of America
Karamba & Superkaramba

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by m4n0x
Score 50.0%
Jun 19 2006
I love evil wallpapers! - Jun 19 2006

Karamba & Superkaramba 74 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 13 2007
I figured it was Superkaramba related. If you think file io operations, I'll look at that code. Maybe there is a way to work around this problem.

Thanks - Jan 17 2006
Actually I found more on this. It seems to block certain things on superkaramba. For example it blocks sensor=program from updating. I use a netstat script and it doesn't update when ViewPortageX is running. However, it doesn't cause superkaramba to lock up.

Both the netstat theme and disk monitor theme are from the theme I created minikaramba. - Jan 15 2006
This is a great theme, however I noticed it retained an issue from the previous ViewPortage with any themes using sensor=disk. In this case it completely locks up superkaramba and you have to kill -9 it.

I'm running superkaramba 0.37 the comes with kde 3.5.

I'll look through the code and see if anything jumps out at me. - Jan 15 2006

Karamba & Superkaramba 38 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 03 2006
Actually I take that back. When I was taking a closer look I noticed this. Take something like firefox. Firefox does use a lot of CPU usage while browsing but it's CPU usage goes down to nearly 0 when idle. Confirm this with top. However it's average CPU time, since it was first started, maybe somewhere around 5-10%. This is what ps reports.

Basically to see this. Take some application and generate a bunch of CPU usage with it. Leave it idle and compare the output of ps with the output of top. They differ by a lot, atleast with me. You also notice the opposite. Make the application generate a bunch of CPU usage, while doing so. Look at top. It should spike to 99%. Since ps is taking the average. CPU usage will rise gradually while the applicaton sustains high CPU usage. - Jan 07 2006
Oops, you're right I was looking at the memory percentage number thinking it was the cpu usage.

Thanks for the command, I may try playing around with using it. - Jan 05 2006
Oh, I see. No it has no real use as far as karamtop is concered. When I first coded it I had it computing that just to make sure everything was working. I just left it in as it could be a variable somebody may want to use down road. The simple math doesn't really affect CPU usage. Maybe I should comment it out, though.

BTW, if you make any improvements, I'd be interested in seeing them. - Jan 04 2006
The problem is ps only displays the total cpu time for each process. Rather than what the process is doing that moment. So I would have to run ps twice and to get an reading for that moment.

Thanks for the comment though. - Jan 04 2006
self.pcpu is used on line 123 in version 0.44 within the totalCPU method. It holds the total cpu usage as a percentage. - Jan 04 2006
One issue, I just didn't like the idea of running Top every 2 or 3 seconds.

That was only a cover for my real motivation. Which was that I really love Python and wanted to do something that would get me familiar with creating classes. As an old Perl programmer my OO concepts weren't that great. When I had slight pauses in superkaramba during updates. I figured why not complicate things more and learn threading. The reality is parsing /proc managed to save about 1% cpu usage on my slowest machines and negligible on my fastest machine.

That's all karamTop is to me. A big learning project. I put it here so others can benefit from it.

- Nov 09 2005
Are you referring to ZuzuSysmon?

It appears he is using my theme. There is an issue with running more than one instance of karamtop at the same time. If you are using his theme, then there is no need to use mine at the same time.

I'll look into allowing more than one instance, in the meantime I will release something that at least gives an error message rather than causing superkaramba to completely freeze. - Oct 30 2005
Looking at my logs I realised that I forgot to change the link for karamtop-0.38.skz. So some people downloaded the previous release. Fixed now.

However I can't at all figure out why you would be having issues. Maybe it's a problem with kde-look. Here are direct links to both the files on my server. - Oct 22 2005
Which file are you having a problem with? They both seem to work. However the one in skz format is on my home webserver. It's on a non-standard port 81 and some firewalls (especially schools) block that. - Oct 22 2005
ok, just load karamtop.TDE.theme - Aug 25 2005
Should be do able... I'll have an alternate and karamtop.theme file till I work out a config scheme... I guess I need to code a gui config. I've been putting that off for awhile now.

I'll look into it. - Aug 25 2005
Ok, I made the change. Just edit and set TopRun.hide_0 = False or comment it out. Hope it works out for you. - Aug 19 2005
It's coded to ignore anything at 0% usage. Since there is rounding going on it actually ignores anything below 0.5%. I suppose I can make that behavior configurable. Give me a few days and I'll look into it. - Aug 18 2005
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I added to the description that this is not my idea, but from gkrelltop, a plugin for GKrellM.

Download gkrelltop:
- Jun 06 2004
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I added to the description that this is not my idea, but from gkrelltop, a plugin for GKrellM.

Download gkrelltop:
- Jun 06 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 14 2005
I'm actually using kicker pager. As there is some kind of known issue with kde 3.4 with kpager2.

I use my Desktop literally as a desktop. It's a temporary area. Nothing sits on it more than a few hours. - Aug 17 2005
Moodin (Engine) + Themes (for Gentoo)

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 20 comments

by rok79
Score 50.0%
Nov 15 2005
I really love this engine. I did find a bug in the ebuild.

Above had to be changed to:

S=${WORKDIR}/moodin - Jul 16 2005
Karamtop with Zion background

Karamba & Superkaramba 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 26 2005
I'm not particulary fond of the image. However, as the Karamptop author this is the kind of stuff I like to see.

Thanks. - Jun 21 2005
TopMon (now with amarok panel)

Karamba & Superkaramba 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 25 2005
You may be interested that I updated my way outdated Karamtop Superkaramba theme to directly read /proc. With some heavy modification you may find it useful. - Jun 15 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 06 2004
I may have to use this over my setup. Can't wait for the release. Good use of my code. Not sure if you caught my update, but added karamtop to kde-look today - Jun 06 2004