Creativity plus perseverance

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

Just as a side note to some age-old suggestions about using fbpanel and Openbox to mock up the default Ubuntu layout, chris4585 sent a screenshot of a system that does just that. And his is a good deal better than the rather dull ones I made, a little while ago.

You can get an idea of the hardware involved in the conky display. I forgot to ask about configuration files, but I’m sure that, with a little effort and some creativity, you could come up with something as sharp. :D

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4 Responses to “Creativity plus perseverance”


  1. 1 johnraff 2008/04/08 at 2:15 AM

    That looks really nice.

    It’s a pity lxpanel doesn’t do multiple instances lije fbpanel – it’s got a couple of extra bells & whistles, though I haven’t found how to do custom menus and launchers on it, other than making .desktop files.

    A compromise is to have one fbpanel and one lxpanel. It doesn’t seem to use much more memory than two fbpanels.

  2. 2 K.Mandla 2008/04/08 at 7:33 AM

    It is quite nice, isn’t it? And actually, that’s a really good idea — running fbpanel with lxpanel, instead of managing two fbpanels. I might have to try that some time. lxpanel is great for being easy to set up. running it with the other would be a nice accent.

  3. 3 chris4585 2008/04/09 at 2:43 PM

    i never thought of running a fbpanel and lxpanel at the same time, i could see the advantages of doing that, and thanks for putting my screenshot up k.mandla :)

  4. 4 chris4585 2008/04/09 at 2:45 PM

    I give thanks again for the fbpanel layout k.mandla, i couldnt of came up with that without your help of course


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