CONKY-colors

Conky

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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
Last changelog:

5 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;

hellwrath

9 years ago

one again , thank you!!

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

thanks,
Edit the .conkyrc in your home, a string like that:

${execi 360 ~/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom}${image /tmp/conkyPhoto.png -s 175x120 -p 4,346}${voffset 114}

Just change the bold values and edit the conkyPhoto/conkyPhotoRandom script with the same values

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hellwrath

9 years ago

I dont understand where/what to change in the conkyPhoto file? Now I have resized the picture in the .conkyrc file, its bigger and goes over next thing under photo that is the nvidia.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

sorry,

the scripts in conkycolor are in "~/.conkycolors/bin/". There you will find conkyPhotoRandom script :)
Try to increment the voffset your .conkyrc:
${execi 360 ~/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom}${image /tmp/conkyPhoto.png -s 175x120 -p 4,346}${voffset 114}

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hellwrath

9 years ago

thanks a hundred times!!

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giovanicascaes

9 years ago

Ia me esquecendo!

Onde coloco o usuário e senha do serviço weather.com xoap? E no caso do bbcweather?

Abraços!

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Eai :)

Bem, o bbcweather não precisa de registro, só vc entrar lá no site "http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/". O weather normal tem que fazer o registro nesse site: "http://www.weather.com/services/xmloap.html" depois editar o arquivo .conkyforecast dentro da pasta .conkycolors e coloca ele na sua home...

Flw!

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giovanicascaes

9 years ago

OPa!

Blz, tudo funcionando! Vlw pela auda.

Abraços

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giovanicascaes

9 years ago

Opa, brasileiro! :D

Cara, muito show, perfeito e muito útil!
Ótimo trabalho!

Abraços!

ps: ainda vou instalar... XD

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thx74

9 years ago

Hi mate! I'm a noob in linux world and trying to learn more of that. I like too much your work and have already installed it. I have two questions for you:

1 - When I install your package I must be in /home folder or in /home/thx74 (my personal) folder? Or I must do it from root?

2 - Can you send me (or post) the config file for the 4th conky in picture?

Thanks a lot!!!

P.S Yep! You're right! These are three questions ;)

P.P.S. Sorry for my (bad) english!

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

well,

1 question:
in your home (/home/thx74) is the better place, but you can also change it to whereve you want, but you must change the path in your conkyrc also, and install it as a normal user, not as root...

2 question:
Quote:
./conky-colors --proc=3 --clock=default --calendar --photord --banshee=oldvinyl --hd=mix

Greetings

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monkmat

9 years ago

anyone code help me how to install this one?

i follow all the instructions, but i couldnt see the changes in my desktop..
i already do this one:

Download and extract the conky-colors.tar.gz and type in terminal.
$make
$./conky-colors --help
$./conky-colors
$make install

but it was an error.. anyone could help me? i want this conky... T_T

help me plss..

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

you can try this in terminal:
cd ~/Desktop
wget http://www.gnome-look.org/CONTENT/content-files/92328-conky_colors.tar.gz
tar -zxvf 92328-conky_colors.tar.gz
cd conky_colors
make
./conky-colors --lang=pt --hd --network --calendar
make install
conky

You can add more options, they are listed in --help option.
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

don't forget the "make install" after choose your options...

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monkmat

9 years ago

thanks for this....
well anyway i wanna learn more about this conky colors.... i want to put the temperature and the HD and the rythmbox

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

u can see all the features with the --help option :D

Anyway, "--hd=default", "--weather=<your_area_cod>" and "--rhythmbox" are the options for what you want...

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sarahkho

9 years ago

Hi,

I am wondering whether any PPA exists for this nice project or not?

It will be ideal to add the ppa and let Linux fetch the projects latest updates.

Again, thanks for the great job.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

unfortunately not yet, some changes must be made within the program before, but I plan to do something to finally be able to create a deb and put in a ppa.

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sarahkho

9 years ago


I finally managed to install conky with conky colors enabled.

All of my widgets works fine except the network widget.

Can you please let me know:

- What is the default interface for the netowrk widget?

I tried --network --wlan0 but it does not show my currect bit rate. maybe because my network is slow it can not detect any transmission?


Thanks

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Try to check what is your eth or wlan device(eth0 or eth1 or wlan0 or wlan1...), you can check it with "ifconfig" or "route" commands in terminal, and then, change it with the option --eth=(number) or --wlan=(number).
Other user had the same problem and fixed it installing the newer version, maybe this is your case too.

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sarahkho

9 years ago

Hi,

Thank you for helping me out.
I tried the ifconfig command and it is showing lo, eth0, wlan0 wmaster0. I am using wifi so the wlan0 should be the item I want to monitor.

I am using the following command to generate the conkyrc file

./conky-colors --clock=modern --calendar=default -m --proc=3 --banshee=vinyl --network --wlan=0 --ubuntu --theme=gnome-wine --hd=meerkat --dark --lang=english --cpu=2 --battery --cputemp --hdtemp1=sda --swap

Problem is that the bit rate is still 0 and the amount of downloaded and uploaded is the fixed value which was in yesterday (2.21M, 8.72M )

Maybe I need to install some additional software to make it work?

Thanks

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

hummm... your wlan and eth is right.
What is your conky version? Is there some warnings when you launch conky from terminal?
No, you don't need to install anything else to make conky work with network.
The only thing i can say now is:
Try to install the new conky version...

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sarahkho

9 years ago

Hi,

Here is my conky -version output:

conky -version
Conky 1.8.0_rc1 compiled Sat Jan 2 14:29:52 UTC 2010 for Linux 2.6.24-26-xen (i686)

Compiled in features:

System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
Package library path: /usr/lib/conky

X11:
* Xdamage extension
* XDBE (double buffer extension)
* Xft
* ARGB visual

Music detection:
* MPD
* MOC

General:
* math
* hddtemp
* portmon
* Curl
* RSS
* Weather (METAR)
* Weather (XOAP)
* wireless
* support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
* nvidia
* eve-online
* config-output
* Imlib2
* ALSA mixer support
* apcupsd
* iostats
* ncurses
* Lua

Lua bindings:
* Cairo
* Imlib2

Tomorrow I will try using a wired network to see what will happen.

Can you please let me know which interface will be monitored by conky if I do not specify --wlan=0?

Thanks

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

the default wlan eth and ppp devices are wlan0, eth0 and ppp0.

by the way, u can easily modify/see all conky options by editing the ".conkyrc" file in your home

U can also try a little more help in this forum: [url] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281865&page=1150 [/url]. All the developers are there :)

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LaGaDesk

9 years ago

That's great stuff! Thanks a lot for it!

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cowboycamilo

9 years ago

Hi you all... some days ago I shared my conky configs screenshot, I did many changes so that they can all fit on my EEE-PC small screen, the other thing is that I run it on a compiz widget...
So here again I'm posting links to my screenshot and a tar.gz I did of all my configs and the compiz setting if anybody is intrested....
Cheers to you all!!!
screenshot link:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/295923/conky.png
configs link:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/295923/Conky-eeepc.tar.gz

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5 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;

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