Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How To Install Conky Box On Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

In this tutorial we will see how to install Conky Box under Ubuntu/Linux Mint. This amazing conky script will display on your desktop the clock, date and some system information. You can find its author here.

Conky Box Installation

Install Conky under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 or Linux Mint 13 with this command:

sudo apt-get install conky-all

Install now Conky Box with these commands:

cd /tmp

wget -c -O

unzip conky*.zip && cd Conk*

cp Box.png ~/

cp *.lua ~/

mkdir -p ~/Conky_Box

cp conkyrc ~/Conky_Box

To start now Conky Box, run this command:

conky -c ~/Conky_Box/conkyrc

Here is a screenshot of it under Ubuntu:

You can start it automatically by adding it to Startup Applications.

How To Easily Mount ISO Images From Right-Click Menu On Kubuntu 12.04 (KDE 4)

In this tutorial we will see how to use the context menu (right-click menu) to mount iso images without the need to use the terminal or third-party software under Kubuntu 12.04.

Getting Started

Open Konsole and run the following commands:

wget -c -O mount-iso.desktop

sudo mv mount-iso.desktop /usr/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/

Right-click now any iso file, then head to the Actions entry to be able to mount it:

Select a folder where you want to mount your image file:

Finally, submit your user password to mount the iso file.