show a clock on the desktop

Asked by alvaro on 2008-09-02

i want to see hour in 12 hour format on the desktop how do i do that?

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jacobS
Solved:
2008-09-06
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2008-09-06
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2008-09-03

You want a desktop clock... try cairo-clock Homepage: http://macslow.thepimp.net/index.php?page_id=23

Cairo-clock is listed into Universe repositories so you must enable them from menu:
System->Administration->Software source: Ubuntu software

Then install it, open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-clock

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

You will find cairo-clock under Applications->Accessories-> MacSlow's Cairo clock

Then if you want this clock start at session startup you need to add from System->Preferences->Sessions ...
And add the /usr/bin/cairo-clock program

Hope this helps

Best jacobS (jacsalomon) said : #2

Install a packages like cairo-clock (Note: compiz required) other pakage is gDesklet

alvaro (alvaro-rincon) said : #3

Thanks jacobS, that solved my question.