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Alternative to KNemo?

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libervisco's picture
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The default Sidux install is with KDE and there I noticed an awesome little tray app called KNemo which detects when there is a new network connection (for example, when my sisters connect with their computer (which happens automatically when they turn it on). It also has detailed info when you click on it.

It reminds of those little computers that show up in Windows when there is a connection, one of the rare tidbits I liked from Windows.

So my question is, is there an alrernative app with all these functions that can work with Xfce? It appears that KNemo is quite KDE specific. :\

Thanks

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I don't quite understand

I don't quite understand what it does. Does it react to a new computer connecting to the LAN or what does your sister have to do with what ?

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It is just a network

It is just a network monitor which detects when a new network interface is raised and then measures bandwidth through it. My eth0 interface is open for my sisters to be able to connect to the net through my computer. If their computer is off, however, there is nothing connected to eth0 and KNemo then drops that interface and says that the connection to it has been dropped. When they turn the computer back on, it is set to automatically establish connectio to my eth0 which will make KNemo again show the indicator of this interface and start measuring.

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http://freshmeat.net/project

http://freshmeat.net/projects/blinky/ might be what you're looking for...

libervisco's picture
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Ok I'll give blinky a go,

Ok I'll give blinky a go, though it's only 0.2 release so probably not as good as KNemo...

Now that makes me wish to switch to KDE, but I resist that urge since I just don't like the *K*lunky way it looks...

Thanks!

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I thought I was the only

Laughing out loud

I thought I was the only one who doesn't like the looks of KDE. I would really like to go with XFCE but Thunar doesn't have networking capability yet but maybe Blink could help bridge the gap. I'll give it a try too.

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