BOFH bar

Karamba & Superkaramba

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A NetAdmins toolbar with all the important stuff for a heads up display: Ethernet monitoring, shortcuts to the frequently used tools, system status and most importantly, the current excuse to give the lusers when they call to find out why "The internet is broken".

Adapt it as you see fit. X and Y values may need to be changed if your system does not run at 1400x1050 resolution like my crappy old laptop..

If you aren't familiar with the BOFH stories by Simon Travaglia, you are missing a treat...check out http://bofh.ntk.net/Bastard.html ....you might get the excuse server gag then.

The WLAN function, alas, not work yet due to my feeble perl skills. any hints or ideas for perl scripts to return Signal strength and SSID values would be greatly appreciated. e-mail me at [email protected] if you have any ideas.

Requires:

Karamba (I used v0.17 when making this)


Special thanks to the following folks who provided parts of this:

Luis Maurad for his Bluebar background that got me started
Markus for the Marble icons
kdelook.org for being a great resource
and Hans Karlsson for a great program.
Last changelog:

17 years ago

V.01 initial version

subzero

16 years ago

I am having an error.
ImportError: No module named bofhbar
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What does ImportError mean?
It means that I couldn't load a python add-on for bofhbar.theme If this is a regular theme and doesn't use python
extensions, then nothing is wrong.
QFont::setPointSize: Point size

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wytbox

15 years ago

It doesn't use Python, just Perl...

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shahriar

15 years ago

ahmm, if I may please add, the install instruction specifically speaks of SuperKaramba instead of plain Karamba, and SK uses Python, not perl . . .

looks like someone's head needs to be earthed (bury it for a while, maybe :D)

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RobbiK

17 years ago

Guess I just need to bury my computer, this think didn't work either with the absolut path. I will give it another try in a few hours ;)

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wytbox

17 years ago

Hmphph...

when you put in the absolute path, you removed the tilde ( ~ ) , right?


a known working example of a absolute mapped path looks like this-

#Excuse generator-Add your own custom excuses to the excuses.txt file

TEXT X=15 Y=10 SENSOR=PROGRAM PROGRAM="/home/wytbox/bofh_bar/bofhserver.pl" LINE=1 COLOR=255,255,0 INTERVAL=90000

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RobbiK

17 years ago

Nice theme...but the excuses don't work for me. The script works fine when executed from the shell, but excuses aren't displayed when the theme is running..??

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wytbox

17 years ago

Well, in the theme itself, just find the section for the excuse server and edit the path to be absolute to excuse.pl

like /home/wytbox/karamba/theme/bofh/excuse.pl

(obviously, change that to your path unless you are sneaking in and usimg my laptop...but I know you aren't, because the excuses work on it...)

or, the reason could be:

your computer is not properly grounded...try burying it.


;o>

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17 years ago

V.01 initial version

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