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:

6 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;

thungmail

9 years ago

I would like to know where should I untar "conky-colors.tar.g"z or I can untar anywhere i want
Thanks
Tuan

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deusnova

9 years ago

Hi all.
I am wondering on how to display the new vinyl cover art with rhythmbox.
My conky script to do it looks like this:

${exec cp "`conkyRhythmbox --datatype=CA | sed -e 's/\\\//g'`" /home/deusnova/.album.jpg}${image /home/deusnova/.album.jpg -s 50x50}

I have a .folder.jpg file within all my music album folders, so the script grabs them from there.
But I didn't understood how to do this with conky-colors.

Can someone please tell me how to do it?
I can now display the cover, but I'd like to add the vinyl effect to the album art :)

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

The easier way i think is: download conky-colors and create a template with the option you want, after that, get the conkyCover and see how i use it in conkyrc.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

I forgot, check also the conkyPlayer.template :)

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thungmail

9 years ago

I would like to know where should I untar "conky-colors.tar.g"z or I can untar anywhere i want
Thanks
Tuan

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

anywhere you want :)

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thungmail

9 years ago

thanks

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thungmail

9 years ago

I have 2 questions
1.After installing conky, i try alt+F2,a small monitor system window appears at the right hand sie. I would like to ask where it comes from ( I have not touched any file yet)
2.After following steps,I could not find ~/.conky/conkystartup in my home directory
Can somebody give ma the explanations.Thanks
Tuan

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

1 - It's the default conky template, /etc/conky, that's why i create conky-colors :D
2 - It's the old path, i forgot to update. Try this ~/.conkycolors/bin/conkyStart

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thungmail

9 years ago

thanks for your help

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Boiz

9 years ago

sorry mate, I posted this message before install imagemagick..

now it's working :)

thanks !

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Boiz

9 years ago

I just want the older conkyPhotoRandom :)
(2nd screenshot)

Since I've updated to the new conky-colors it doesn't work anymore.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Did you setup your conkyPhotoRandom script with your image folder?

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LastJudge

9 years ago

I'm not sure if anyone proposed this already... those themes are an interesting idea, but how about letting us choose our own colors? ;) .. like --default-color=cccccc --color0=3333cc ..

I think that might be very useful as it allows the user to define own colors instread of using predefined themes

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Yeah, this is an very interesting feature and anyone had proposed it yet!
It will be there in the next release ;)
Thanks

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Boiz

9 years ago

antoine@Boiz:~$ conky
Conky: border_margin is deprecated, please use window.border_inner_margin instead
Conky: desktop window (1a000ad) is subwindow of root window (ad)
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3800001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: - : erreur de syntaxe : opérande attendue (error token is "- ")
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 21: [: : nombre entier attendu comme expression
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 25: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 34: convert : commande introuvable

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

hum... check if imagemagick is installed.

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Boiz

9 years ago

Wouww !

Great thanks :)

It works now, it was because I installed Ubuntu 64Bits today and not think to reinstall imagemagick ;)

Thanks !

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Boiz

9 years ago

antoine@Boiz:~$ conky
Conky: border_margin is deprecated, please use window.border_inner_margin instead
Conky: desktop window (1a000ad) is subwindow of root window (ad)
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3800001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: - : erreur de syntaxe : opérande attendue (error token is "- ")
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 21: [: : nombre entier attendu comme expression
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 25: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 34: convert : commande introuvable

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Boiz

9 years ago

antoine@Boiz:~$ conky
Conky: border_margin is deprecated, please use window.border_inner_margin instead
Conky: desktop window (1a000ad) is subwindow of root window (ad)
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3800001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: - : erreur de syntaxe : opérande attendue (error token is "- ")
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 21: [: : nombre entier attendu comme expression
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 25: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 34: convert : commande introuvable

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Boiz

9 years ago

antoine@Boiz:~$ conky
Conky: border_margin is deprecated, please use window.border_inner_margin instead
Conky: desktop window (1a000ad) is subwindow of root window (ad)
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3800001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: - : erreur de syntaxe : opérande attendue (error token is "- ")
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 21: [: : nombre entier attendu comme expression
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 25: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 34: convert : commande introuvable

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Boiz

9 years ago

antoine@Boiz:~$ conky
Conky: border_margin is deprecated, please use window.border_inner_margin instead
Conky: desktop window (1a000ad) is subwindow of root window (ad)
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3800001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 17: - : erreur de syntaxe : opérande attendue (error token is "- ")
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 21: [: : nombre entier attendu comme expression
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 25: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: identify : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 26: convert : commande introuvable
/home/antoine/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom: line 34: convert : commande introuvable

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Boiz

9 years ago

Hey !

I have a little problem with the conkyPhotoRandom..

Yesterday, everything worked great :
Screen : http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2236/capturexg.png

Today, this is the conkyphoto part :
Screen : http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7113/capturezr.png

Where is the problem please ??

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

hum... I realy don't know, try to restart conky :P

Maybe if you put here the output from terminal i could have some idea... :)

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UltraZone

9 years ago

The date is cutoff at the right side so now it says that it's the year 200 XD

Also, can you add the option of sorting processes by Ram usage also?

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6 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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