Freedom At Last!

After 5 months of trying out umpteen different distros, Jaunty is finally working as expected! My Intel WiFi device was detected instantly and after installing the nVidia drivers, brightness controls are working flawlessly as well.. I couldn’t be happier! 🙂

The only remaining issue is getting the brightness function keys to work, but that’s no biggie.. I can live without that. The important thing is that I can bid Vista buh-bye and get back to Linux… finally!

About Jaunty, it’s a wonderful distro, no doubt. Probably the best I’ve ever used… It boots so quickly that I almost fainted the first time around. The overall performance seems to have improved too, and not to forget the user-friendliness part – Canonical seems to be putting in a lot of effort into this aspect. Plus I chose to use the all-new ext4 file-system which is working great as well.

It’s hardly been a day since I installed it, and Jaunty has managed to impress me quite a bit. Let’s hope things don’t go wrong in the coming days.. You never know!

Here’s a screenie of my current desktop:

Jaunty Screenshot

And here’s a link to my .conkyrc in case you’re interested..


2 thoughts on “Freedom At Last!

  1. I can’t seem to get the .conkyrc file to download from Is it possible for you to post or send the code. It looks great.

  2. Here you go:

    # conky configuration
    background yes

    use_xft yes

    xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=7

    xftalpha 0.8

    out_to_console no

    update_interval 2.0

    total_run_times 0

    own_window yes
    own_window_type override
    own_window_hints undecorated, below
    own_window_transparent yes

    double_buffer yes

    draw_shades no

    draw_outline no

    draw_borders no

    draw_graph_borders no

    stippled_borders 0

    border_margin 10

    border_width 2

    default_color white
    default_shade_color white
    default_outline_color white

    minimum_size 5 5
    maximum_width 256

    alignment top_right

    gap_x 5
    gap_y 5

    no_buffers yes

    uppercase no

    cpu_avg_samples 1

    net_avg_samples 1

    override_utf8_locale yes

    use_spacer right

    ${color #888888}$sysname $kernel on Vaio CS
    Uptime: $uptime$color

    ${font :size=10}${time %a. %b. %d, %G}$font
    ${font :size=20:bold}${time %I:%M:%S}$font

    ${voffset -5}${color #888888}${hr 1}$color$voffset
    2.26 Ghz C2D${alignr}$loadavg
    ${voffset -8}${alignr}${cpugraph 25,200 000000 ff0000}$voffset
    ${color red}${font :size=11}${alignr}${cpu cpu0}% : ${cpu cpu1}%$font$color
    ${voffset -10}${color green}GPU: ${color purple}${execi 60 nvidia-settings -query GPUCoreTemp | perl -ne ‘print $1 if /GPUCoreTemp.*?: (\d+)./;’} ${color green}CPU: ${color purple}${acpitemp}$color$voffset
    ${color #888888}${hr 1}$color
    ${color green}${alignr}${membar 11,120}$color
    ${voffset -11}$memperc% RAM used: $mem${alignr}${offset 10}${color #888888}/$color$memmax$offset$voffset
    ${color green}${alignr}${swapbar 11,120}$color
    ${voffset -11}$swapperc% Swap used: $swap${alignr}${offset 10}${color #888888}/$color$swapmax$offset$voffset
    Cache used: $cached
    ${color #888888}${hr 1}$color
    ${offset 65}${color #888888}Processes: $color$processes ${color #888888}Running: $color$running_processes$offset
    ${voffset -8}$voffset

    ${color green}NAME PID# CPU% MEM% $color
    ${top name 1} ${top pid 1}${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
    ${top name 2} ${top pid 2}${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
    ${top name 3} ${top pid 3}${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
    ${top name 4} ${top pid 4}${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}
    ${top name 5} ${top pid 5}${top cpu 5} ${top mem 5}
    ${top name 6} ${top pid 6}${top cpu 6} ${top mem 6}
    ${top name 7} ${top pid 7}${top cpu 7} ${top mem 7}
    ${top name 8} ${top pid 8}${top cpu 8} ${top mem 8}
    ${top name 9} ${top pid 9}${top cpu 9} ${top mem 9}
    ${color #888888}${hr 1}
    ${color white} Battery: ${color green}${battery_bar BAT1} $color
    ${color white} Wifi Quality: ${color green}${wireless_link_bar wlan0} $color
    ${color #888888}${hr 1}$color

    ${voffset -5}${color green}Root: $color${fs_free /}${color #888888}${font :size=7}free$font${alignr}${color red}${diskio /dev/sda11}$color$voffset
    ${color #333333}${fs_bar 11,208 /}$color${offset -205}${font :size=7}${fs_used /}$font$offset
    ${alignr}${voffset -12}${diskiograph /dev/sda11 11,155 333333 ff0000}$voffset

    ${color green}Home: $color${fs_free /home}${color #888888}${font :size=7}free$font${alignr}${color red}${diskio /dev/sda10}$color
    ${color #333333}${fs_bar 11,208 /home}$color${offset -205}${font :size=7}${fs_used /home}$font$offset
    ${alignr}${voffset -12}${diskiograph /dev/sda10 11,155 333333 ff0000}$voffset

    ${color #888888}${hr 1}$color
    ${alignr}(${addr wlan0})
    ${voffset -8}$voffset
    ${font :size=8}${color red}Uploading: ${alignr}${color green}Downloading:$color$font
    ${font :size=12}${upspeedf wlan0}KB/s ${alignr}${downspeedf wlan0}KB/s$font
    ${color #888888}${upspeedgraph wlan0 25,104 000000 ff0000} ${alignr}${downspeedgraph wlan0 25,104 000000 00ff00}$color
    ${color #888888}Total: $color${totalup wlan0} ${color #888888}${alignr}Total: $color${totaldown wlan0}

    ${color #888888}Inbound Connections ${alignr}Service/Port$color
    ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rip 0} ${alignr}${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 0}
    ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rip 1} ${alignr}${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 1}
    ${color #888888}Outbound Connections ${alignr}Service/Port$color
    ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rip 0} ${alignr}${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 0}
    ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rip 1} ${alignr}${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 1}
    ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rip 2} ${alignr}${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 2}
    ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rip 3} ${alignr}${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 3}
    ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rip 4} ${alignr}${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 4}

    ${color #888888}Inbound:$color${tcp_portmon 1 32768 count} ${color #888888}Outbound:$color${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 count} ${color #888888}${alignr}Total:$color${tcp_portmon 1 65535 count}
    ${color #888888}${hr 1}$color

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