Spotify won’t install due to dependency with libssl0.9

libssl0.9 has moved onto version libssl1 though Spotify currently has prerequisite dependency of no more than libssl0.9 and won’t install.

You can safely install the two side by side. Download the required version from squeeze repositories and install with one of the following scripts:

32 bit:

sudo wget && sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-4squeeze13_i386.deb 

64 bit

sudo wget && sudo dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-4squeeze13_amd64.deb

Performance increase for OpenOffice

Open office as everyone knows uses Java, however very little of the functionality of the application does require it and most people can turn off this reliance. This will decrease the start up considerably.

From the menu navigate to; Tools –> Options –> –> Java –> use a java runtime environment and remove the tick.

My Conky.

Conky is a lightweight system monitor for Linux. It is highly configurable and renders onto the x window directly.

Conky is so highly configurable it is worth googling for conky screenshots to find out just how varied people can make it; below is a screen shot of mine.

You will need to install conky and hdtemp.

sudo apt-get install conky hdtemp

Hdtemp will ask you if you would like it to be run as a boot up service and also which port. Say yes and accept the default port;7634.

Running conky is done by conky. It will by default pick up the config file from ~/.conkyrc if it exists if not it will use the default configuration file. Copy the configuration file into a text file in ~/.conkyrc

You will need to configure the params for hd partitions, wifi and ethernet interfaces if they vary from eth0, wifif and also if you don’t have partitions for / /home and /data like me.

You will also need to configure hdtemp entry. See the next post on how to do this.

update_interval 1
double_buffer yes

own_window no
#own_window_transparent yes
#own_window_colour black
#own_window_transparent yes
#own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

default_color black
no_buffers yes
alignment top_right
minimum_size 300 1000
maximum_size 300 1000
background no
use_spacer no
draw_borders no

border_margin 90
border_width 10
gap_x 10
gap_y 35

# Text stuff
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
uppercase no

# Font
use_xft yes
#xftfont dejavu sans condensed:style=condensed:size=12
xftfont liberation sans:size=9

# Colour
color0 black  #displayed values
color1 black  #headers
color2 black  #swap graph
color3 black  #disk graph
color4 black   #labels for values
color5 black   #cpugraphs for values

${font Radio Space:size=20}${alignc}${time %A}
${font Radio Space:size=20}${alignc}${time %d %b %Y}
${font Radio Space:size=45}${alignc}${time %H:%M}${font}
$color1${font sans:style=bold:size=9}System$font $hr
${color4}OS:$alignr$color0${pre_exec lsb_release -d | cut -c14-}
${color4}Kernel:$alignr$color0$sysname $kernel

$color1${font sans:style=bold:size=9}CPU$font $hr
${color4}CPU 1:$alignr$color0${cpu cpu1}%
$alignr${cpugraph cpu1 30,400 color5 color5}
${color4}CPU 2:$alignr$color0${cpu cpu2}%
$alignr${cpugraph cpu2 30,400 color5 color5}
${top name 1} $alignr${top cpu 1}%
${top name 2} $alignr${top cpu 2}%
${top name 3} $alignr${top cpu 3}%
${top name 4} $alignr${top cpu 4}%
${top name 5} $alignr${top cpu 5}%

$color1${font sans:style=bold:size=9}Memory$font $hr
${color4}RAM Usage: $alignr$color0$memperc% ($mem/$memmax)
${color4}Swap Usage:$alignr$color0$swapperc% ($swap/$swapmax)

${top_mem name 1} $alignr${top_mem mem 1}% (${top_mem mem_res 1})
${top_mem name 2} $alignr${top_mem mem 2}% (${top_mem mem_res 2})
${top_mem name 3} $alignr${top_mem mem 3}% (${top_mem mem_res 3})
${top_mem name 4} $alignr${top_mem mem 4}% (${top_mem mem_res 4})
${top_mem name 5} $alignr${top_mem mem 5}% (${top_mem mem_res 5})

$color1${font sans:style=bold:size=9}Disk$font $hr
${color4}Temperature:$alignr$color0${execi 300 nc localhost 7634  | cut -c24-25;}°C
${color4}/:$alignr$color0${fs_used_perc /}% (${fs_used /}/${fs_size /})
$color2${fs_bar /}$color0
${color4}/home:$alignr$color0${fs_used_perc /home}% (${fs_used /home}/${fs_size /home})
$color2${fs_bar /home}$color0
${color4}/data:$alignr$color0${fs_used_perc /data}% (${fs_used /data}/${fs_size /data})
$color2${fs_bar /data}$color0

$color1${font sans:style=bold:size=9}Network$font $hr
${color4}External IP:$alignr$color0${execi 300 curl ‘’}
${color4}Ethernet IP:$alignr$color0${addr eth0}
${color4}Wireless IP:$alignr$color0${addr wlan0}
${color4}Wifi Connection:$alignr$color0${wireless_essid wlan0}
${color4}Wifi Signal:$alignr$color0${wireless_link_qual_perc wlan0}%

${color4}Ethernet:${color4}Down: ${downspeed eth0}k/s (${totaldown eth0})${alignr}Up: ${upspeed eth0}k/s (${totalup eth0})
${color4}${downspeedgraph eth0 32,200}${alignr}${upspeedgraph eth0 32,200}

${color4}Wireless:${color4}Down: ${downspeed wlan0}k/s (${totaldown wlan0})${alignr}Up: ${upspeed wlan0}k/s (${totalup wlan0})
${color4}${downspeedgraph wlan0 32,200}${alignr} ${upspeedgraph wlan0 32,200}