CONKY-colors
Conky
Description:

Now it's easy to customize your desktop!

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop.

CONKY-colors is an easier way to configure Conky.

This conky script support multilanguage:
Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian

How to install
Go to a terminal and type:
$sudo apt-get install aptitude python-statgrab python-keyring ttf-ubuntu-font-family hddtemp curl lm-sensors conky-all
$sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp || https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75639
$sudo sensors-detect #answering Yes (default) to all questions, even that last one that defaults to No

Now restart your session

Download and extract the conky-colors.zip and type in terminal in the same directory that has been extracted.
$make
$sudo make install
$conky-colors {options}

$conky-colors --help [for help]

Ex: if your cpu is quad-core and you want the noble color, with hd, network and pidgin monitor and all in portuguese
conky-colors --theme=gnome-noble --lang=pt --cpu=4 --network --hd=default --pidgin

For a working photo widget you need to specify a file or directory in conkyPhoto or conkyPhotoRandom script in ~/.conkycolors/bin/

Update your font cache:
$sudo fc-cache -v -f

+++ Kaivalagi's Scripts (Included in conky-colors) +++
Conky SSL Mail Script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=869771
Conky Rhythmbox Script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=928168&highlight=conky+rhythmbox
Conky Banshee Script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7683570
+++ If you can, say thanks to him for this great work +++

in terminal type conky -c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc.

To run conky at startup, go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications, click "Add" and add the path to the conkyStart file[/usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyStart]

that's all folks!

OPTIONS FROM THE SCREENSHOT:
conky-colors --cpu=2 --calendar --photord --clementine=cd --hd=default --network --theme=wise
conky-colors --sls --weather=brxx0043 --theme=orange
conky-colors --cairo --cpu=2 --clock=cairo --network --theme=blue
conky-colors --ring --network --theme=red
conky-colors --slim --w=1440 --h=900 --theme=white --weather=brxx0043
conky-colors --board --w=1440 --h=900 --theme=cyan

KWON PROBLEMS:
Lua/bash scripts work with conky 1.8.1, but most of the python scripts still doesnt;
SLS MODE only work with lm-sensors configured
The position of the photo and cover may be wrong bc in ubuntu the space between the widgets is different from Archlinux (I'm an arch user now)

HELP WITH CONKY:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281865

REPORT BUGS:
https://github.com/helmuthdu/conky_colors/issues

Changelog:

3 years ago

9.0 (2013-10-17)
* Complete new icon set, replaced most of the fonts with the new conkycolors font family;
* Widgets review;
* Refactory all hd scripts to use python 3;
* Many, many, many bugfixes;

3 years ago

Sozu

Followed the guide, this is what I got (as some other dude above also got).

user@CPU:~$ conky -c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc.
Conky: invalid configuration file '/home/user/.conkycolors/conkyrc.'

Conky: desktop window (140001d) is subwindow of root window (80)
Conky: window type - desktop
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3c00001)
Conky: drawing to single buffer

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3 years ago

pauli8585

Very nice!
Only the network interface isn't working because of a new naming scheme in systemd, since v197. Could you add something like a custom name parameter for the network interfaces?!
See "http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames" for more information.
Thanks a lot!

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3 years ago

helmuthdu

Thx, i wil check this later.
You can use the github to report bugs too :)

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4 years ago

sidrosao

Hi all,

thanks for this post. I followed the instructions as per the post, but still get the basic, original (and quite ugly!) conky black window. when running conky -c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc , I get the message:

Conky: invalid configuration file '/home/martin/.conkycolors/conkyrc'

Conky: desktop window (c00021) is subwindow of root window (ab)
Conky: window type - desktop
Conky: drawing to created window (0x4200001)
Conky: drawing to single buffer

For some reason it is not recognising the configuration file at all and just running the original config for conky. I have NOT edited the configuration file at all (conkyrc). I am quite new to linux so no idea how to troubleshoot... I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon 13.

This seemed to be the best thread on easily configuring conky so I hope iit can be easily worked out!

many thanks in advance for your time and help

m

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4 years ago

Danirocker

conky-colors in sls mode dont start because this:

mv: no se puede efectuar `stat' sobre «/tmp/conkycolors/conkyPlayer.template»: No existe el archivo o el directorio

Thanks!

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4 years ago

floorfilla

I use cairo mode, but network indicator does not show any traffic from my 3g modem (ppp0), can you fix it?

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4 years ago

Budoc

Hi, many thanks for such a useful script. One thing that I have noticed is that if I attempt to use the slim, board or ring modes then I get the following error:
Conky: obj->data.i 2 info.cpu_count 1
Conky: attempting to use more CPUs than you have!
This is despite me running conky-colors with: conky-colors --ring --cpu=1 --network. I've looked at my conkyrc and it only contains references to CPU1, so why am I getting this error? Any ideas?

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4 years ago

intronigma

I'm using cairo and added more partition's to the config... but i noticed i'm not getting the circular drive representation as that /home and /root ... any suggestions on how I can fix this?

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4 years ago

Makaze

The NET or network ring on the Slim setting is reading zero even though I am using the network while typing this right now. Putting the line ${downspeedf wlan0} in the conkyrc file works, but I am getting nothing from the NET in the Slim script. How do I get it to register network activity?

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4 years ago

helmuthdu

all configs in conky slim are locate in /usr/share/conkycolors/script/conkyslim.lua, Go to the end of file and then u will find something like the conkyrc....

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4 years ago

Makaze

I did that, but it isn't registering. Running "conky -t '${downspeedf wlan0}'" works (the conky code is good) but this part of the Lua file doesn't output anything but an unchaning ring with a value of 0.

settings = {--NETWORK GRAPH DOWN
value=tonumber(conky_parse("${downspeedf wlan0}")),
value_max=100 ,
x=xp , y=yp ,
graph_radius=22 ,
graph_thickness=5 ,
graph_start_angle=180 ,
graph_unit_angle=2.7 , graph_unit_thickness=2.7 ,
graph_bg_colour=bgc , graph_bg_alpha=bga ,
graph_fg_colour=theme , graph_fg_alpha=fga ,
hand_fg_colour=theme , hand_fg_alpha=0.0 ,
txt_radius=35 ,
txt_weight=1 , txt_size=8.0 ,
txt_fg_colour=fgc , txt_fg_alpha=fga ,
graduation_radius=28 ,
graduation_thickness=0 , graduation_mark_thickness=1 ,
graduation_unit_angle=27 ,
graduation_fg_colour=theme , graduation_fg_alpha=0.3 ,
caption='NET' ,
caption_weight=1 , caption_size=10.0 ,
caption_fg_colour=fgc , caption_fg_alpha=fga ,
};draw_gauge_ring(settings)

settings = {--NETWORK GRAPH UP
value=tonumber(conky_parse("${upspeedf wlan0}")),
value_max=100 ,
x=xp , y=yp ,
graph_radius=17 ,
graph_thickness=5 ,
graph_start_angle=180 ,
graph_unit_angle=2.7 , graph_unit_thickness=2.7 ,
graph_bg_colour=bgc , graph_bg_alpha=bga ,
graph_fg_colour=theme , graph_fg_alpha=fga ,
hand_fg_colour=theme , hand_fg_alpha=0.0 ,
txt_radius=0 ,
txt_weight=1 , txt_size=8.0 ,
txt_fg_colour=fgc , txt_fg_alpha=fga ,
graduation_radius=28 ,
graduation_thickness=0 , graduation_mark_thickness=1 ,
graduation_unit_angle=27 ,
graduation_fg_colour=theme , graduation_fg_alpha=0.3 ,
caption='' ,
caption_weight=1 , caption_size=10.0 ,
caption_fg_colour=fgc , caption_fg_alpha=fga ,
};draw_gauge_ring(settings)

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4 years ago

Makaze

... Never mind, you were right. I should have looked at the path names... I'm sorry.

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4 years ago

lorexxi

In "conkyrc_sls.c"

Line 193:
fprintf(fp,"${goto 65}%s: ${color2}${addr eth0}${color}\n", localip);

Must Be:
fprintf(fp,"${goto 65}%s: ${color2}${addr wlan0}${color}\n", localip);

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4 years ago

helmuthdu

Gona fix it right now, thx! ;)

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4 years ago

hongquan

Hi,
Can you replace the method of seeting SUID bit on hddtemp with this safer method:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75639

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4 years ago

helmuthdu

I can only add this to the readme, since its a archlinux config cant be used for all linux distro.

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4 years ago

hongquan

It seems that it is simpler with Debian/Ubuntu than ArchLinux. Because on Debian/Ubuntu, neither do we have to configure hddtemp, nor install gnu-netcat (existing already).
What missing is a script to parse the result from netcat. I hope there is some one who knows Bash can help.

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5 years ago

nkrypt

When I get to the $make step of the installation I get this:
Quote:

:~/Desktop/conky_colors$ make
cc -Wall -std=c99 src/conky-colors.c src/conkycover.c src/conkyforecast.c src/conkyplayer.c src/conkyrc_cairo.c src/conkyrc_ring.c src/conkyrc_board.c src/conkyrc_default.c src/conkyrc_slim.c src/conkyrc_sls.c src/coverposition.c src/finddir.c src/help.c src/options.c src/photoposition.c src/themes.c src/translations.c src/variables.c src/confinstall.c src/utils.c src/initialize.c -o conky-colors
src/options.c: In function ‘options’:
src/options.c:224: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
src/options.c:224: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
src/themes.c: In function ‘themes’:
src/themes.c:195: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
src/themes.c:195: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments

Anything I need before i can make? I've done this many times before but this has never happened. Running Ubuntu 10.10, all updates up to date.

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4 years ago

SckyzO

I have the same problem

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5 years ago

jackguru

I am using gnome shell and had an issue (using ring configuration). When I minimised a window, it still had focus.

In order to bypass it, I had to edit ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc and change own_window_type from normal to dock. Then, I changed gap_x to move conky where I wanted to (basically screenwidth - conkysize).

Another issue, I have more than 1 cpus, so I wanted to check them all. by doing that, the clock ring did not reposition and some other rings moved further down than they should have been. I edited the .lua files though and the problem was solved. Great work though, thanks!

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5 years ago

Paquitochoc

Hi.

First of all thanks for your awesome work. After a succesfull installation I find problems with two things.

BBC westher requires an AreaID that I couldn't find. The final numbers of the location url don't work like expected.

When installing I've used --calendarm option in order to have a calendar with mondays as first week's day. This option doesn't work and generates an error like "-m argument expected" or something like that. --calendar -m didn't work neither.

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5 years ago

korrosiv

Using Xubuntu 11.04. I had to deal with 2 little problems and I'm posting the solution here, so it can be implemented in further versions if necessary.

When enabling the --calendarm option to show a calendar with weeks starting on Monday, conky-colors showed no calendar at all. Launching conky in terminal showed tips about using "cal" command. The command "cal -M" is not a valid argument and "cal -m" expects a month as an argument (the one to be displayed). After some research I found the command to use is "ncal -b".

Enabling --battery showed an empty bar and no info about the battery. Terminal gave an error saying that battery "8,60" couldn't be found. Examining conkyrc y found a line under BATTERY that ends with:

"{battery_bar 8,60 BAT0}${color}"

I changed this end with:

"{battery_bar BAT0 8,60}${color}"

and seemed to work, althoug I'm not sure if this change is well made.

Last question (which I still can't solve) is: How can conky-colors show 6 weeks months. I did all this on october 31st and conky-colors only showed 5 weeks for october 2011 (and this month has 6 weeks). In console, "ncal -b" shows all weeks, it's just the implementation in conky-colors that shows only 5.

Thanks, great work.

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5 years ago

korrosiv

Just found the solution to 6 weeks months.

In conkyrc, where it says:

sed '2,7!d'

Changing it to:

sed '2,8!d'

shows 1 more week.

Please confirm if this is right.

Thanks and thanks for such a great tool.

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5 years ago

letoloke

when I press crtl + alt + d conky disappears, how I can fix it?

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5 years ago

lorexxi

In "conkyrc" change this
own_window_type normal
for this
own_window_type desktop

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