I just recently found this nifty little Linux package called ‘Conky’. It’s a great way to monitor all sorts of things in Fedora 17 Linux. Most of the install guides and downloadable configurations are aimed at Ubuntu Linux, so I decided to write up this post to help anyone that stumbles along the same path as myself.
When I reformatted and installed Fedora 17 Linux, I needed a way to randomly change my background wallpaper. After about 30 minutes of google’ing, I could not locate any simple fedora 17 packages or pre-made extensions for GNOME 3. With the help from pender and kolo from this forum post I was able to get a stable script running. Below you can find the script and how to implement it into a working GNOME 3 desktop.