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 Post subject: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:51 am 
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Hello guys!

I have a very stupid question but I was searching around and I could not find and appropriate answer :| . I am just looking for a nice clock application to display the time in my IRIX desktop. I turns out that I do not really like the one that comes with the operating system :).

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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:59 am 
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[[C|-|E]] wrote:
I am just looking for a nice clock application to display the time in my IRIX desktop. I turns out that I do not really like the one that comes with the operating system :).
There are actually two.... but if you'd prefer something completely different, you could try nixie clock: http://www.nekochan.net/weblog/archives ... k-for.html

fwiw, you can right click the face of the IRIX clock (/usr/sbin/clock) to open the IRIX calendar app or set an alarm, a feature that the out-of-the-box version of the IRIX xclock (/usr/bin/X11/xclock) doesn't have. You can also make 'clock' slightly easier to find on a crowded desktop by opening it with the clock dot command. If the shipped-with-IRIX version of xclock is more to your liking, man xclock will give you a fairly long list of display/size/function options.

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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:41 am 
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That one looks really nice!, I will try it asap, thank you! :)

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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:57 am 
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Looks like the link in the old blog post has rotted away. You can get NixieClock for IRIX at http://seriss.com/people/erco/unixtools/nixieclock/

The author has a few other interesting bits for IRIX and other platforms at http://seriss.com/people/erco/unixtools/


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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:24 am 
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Remember xclock is fully configurable via ~/.Sgiresources. It can be digital, analog, border-less, any color or font, omnipresent, always on top ....

There are lots of options, but here's a few:

4Dwm*clock*clientDecoration: none
xclock*Foreground: black
xclock*Background: light grey
xclock*Border: navy blue
xclock*Highlight: cornflower blue
xclock*Hands: slate blue
xclock*update: 1

or:
xclock*analog: false


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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:43 pm 
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I did not know that xclock was so configurable. I will try to mess with it a little bit to see if I find a configuration I like. Thank you! :)

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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
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For what it's worth I like it like this:

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/usr/bin/X11/xclock -analog -update 1 -hd midnightblue -hl cyan -fg cyan -bg black &

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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:06 am 
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That config also works nicely for me! :).

Now, I have another stupid question, is there anyway to load it when I login without seeing the icon of the opened application in the desktop? I mean, the icon that tells you that the clock is running, not the clock itself :D.

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Lock bar; SGI microphone.
Mods: PSU Noctua fan; internal Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM; Adaptec AIC-7880P SCSI card.

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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:36 am 
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Almost forgot oclock. If you prefer a round or oval clock, oclock can also be configured with a number of appearance options - including the option of a transparent clockface.

If oclock isn't already in /usr/bin/X11, you may need to install the X11 Unsupported Gifts and Demos, which can be found inside the IRIX X11 Execution Environment (with 6.5.30 that'd be the first Overlay CD).


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 Post subject: Re: A clock.
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Motif is extremely configurable. Look up ".Xdefaults" and try a resource editor. I have "editres" here, maybe that comes standard with irix ? Then recondas* can direct you to the Techpubs SGI style guide which tell you how to change all the necessary settings.

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