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A clock.

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:51 am

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 :).

Thank you!
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Re: A clock.

Unread postby recondas » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:59 am

[[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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Re: A clock.

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:41 am

That one looks really nice!, I will try it asap, thank you! :)
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R12000A 400 Mhz; 1 Gb RAM; 72 Gb 15K HDD; IRIX 6.5.29
CrystalEyes; Dial Box; O2Cam "ZEYE"; external Toshiba SD-M1711 DVD-ROM; Octane speakers;
Lock bar; SGI microphone.
Mods: PSU Noctua fan; internal Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM; Adaptec AIC-7880P SCSI card.

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Re: A clock.

Unread postby josehill » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:57 am

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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Re: A clock.

Unread postby rooprob » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:24 am

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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Re: A clock.

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:43 pm

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! :)
Image _Betty Blue_
R12000A 400 Mhz; 1 Gb RAM; 72 Gb 15K HDD; IRIX 6.5.29
CrystalEyes; Dial Box; O2Cam "ZEYE"; external Toshiba SD-M1711 DVD-ROM; Octane speakers;
Lock bar; SGI microphone.
Mods: PSU Noctua fan; internal Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM; Adaptec AIC-7880P SCSI card.

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Seasonic X 1250W PSU / Intel I7 2600k 4 x 5,00 Ghz / 2 x Gainward 2Gb GTX 560Ti Phantom 2 / 32 Gb DDR3 / Intel x25-M 160 Gb SSD and 10 extra Tb
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Re: A clock.

Unread postby vishnu » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:25 pm

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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Re: A clock.

Unread postby [[C|-|E]] » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:06 am

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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R12000A 400 Mhz; 1 Gb RAM; 72 Gb 15K HDD; IRIX 6.5.29
CrystalEyes; Dial Box; O2Cam "ZEYE"; external Toshiba SD-M1711 DVD-ROM; Octane speakers;
Lock bar; SGI microphone.
Mods: PSU Noctua fan; internal Toshiba SD-M1401 DVD-ROM; Adaptec AIC-7880P SCSI card.

_REKIEM_I7_
Seasonic X 1250W PSU / Intel I7 2600k 4 x 5,00 Ghz / 2 x Gainward 2Gb GTX 560Ti Phantom 2 / 32 Gb DDR3 / Intel x25-M 160 Gb SSD and 10 extra Tb
_REKIEM_T5400_
875W PSU / 2 x Intel Xeon Harpertown 4 x 3,33 Ghz / 1 x Geforce 4Gb GTX 970 / 1 x Geforce 1Gb GTX 750 / 32 Gb DDR2 667 ECC / Samsung 840 Series Pro 128GB SSD and 3 extra Tb
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Re: A clock.

Unread postby recondas » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:36 am

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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oclock_transparent.jpg
Here's an example with a transparent clockface shown against the default "Scatter" desktop background.
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Re: A clock.

Unread postby hamei » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:52 pm

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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