ksysguard kicker applet replacement plasmoid?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Jul 15 11:45:54 BST 2009

OK, I just finished processing and uploading a current application based 
desktop screenshot, so I can refer to it now when asking questions.


So here's my first, based on that:

As you can see from the link, I have a decent bit of screen space 
(~1500x300 px) dedicated to a ksysguard kicker applet, with 16 plotters 
each ~93x300 px.  They are, in order from the left: #1-4 CPU activity 
percentage plots (2x dual-core, plotting the standard user/niced/system/
idle percentage for each), #5, one minute load average, #6 RAM usage (app/
buffer/cache/free), #7 swap usage, #8 disk I/O (multiple separate 
volumes, stacked and separately r/w color-coded), #9,10, Network/Internet 
activity, download/upload, #11-14, CPU/core temps, #15,16, system ambient 

The trouble here with kde4 is that I can't find an equivalent plasmoid.  
ksysguard is still around as an independent app, but I see no method for 
embedding it in a panel, which is where I need it, so it's always visible 
and doesn't either cover or get covered by apps unless I deliberately 
move them underneath it.  This is vital for keeping an eye on system 

The closest I can see to that is an appropriately configured super-
karumba plasmoid, and that's my current upgrade plan ATM, but it would 
be /so/ much nicer if there were a simple ksysguard plasmoid to replace 
the kicker applet, since I already have that configured and am even 
familiar with the text configuration for it, as that's the easiest way to 
make certain kinds of adjustments.  Also, while it seems quite useful, as 
I've never actually worked with karumba/super-karumba before, I'm not 
sure if it can monitor all the same stuff, of course in addition to 
having to learn how to do my own custom configuration.

So if there's such a ksysguard plasmoid out there, it'd DEFINITELY 
simplify things.  Anyone know where I can find such a beast?

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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