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;

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

No problem,
In fact, I'm doing some improvements in conky now and had forget this problem :)

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n3xtgen

9 years ago

how do i download this? i cant do anything when I click download. It leads me to a page will all versions but I can not click the one i want

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Just click in the source package for conky-colors, the ubuntu link is only a better version conky (compiled with all options) not conky-colors

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cowboycamilo

9 years ago

Hi U all...
I have a small eee-pc netbook, the screen is pretty small and i'm using netbook-remix so a long conky on the screen all the time didn't work to good for me.
What I did was split a very long conky into several ones and treated them as wigjets with compiz, that way they only show when I need them....
here's the screen shot of before and after..
hope you all like it...

http://tinyurl.com/ybdvqgx

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

WOW! Very nice!
Can you share with us this beauty conky? :)

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cowboycamilo

9 years ago

Sure!!!
I've been kind'a busy but as soon as I can I'll tar.gz everything an post a link for some days...
sheers..

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cowboycamilo

9 years ago

Sorry for taking so long.. I was traveling... you all can download mi EEE-PC config conky from this link:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/295923/Conky-eeepc.tar.gz
Hope I'm not to late...
bye bye

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velchinaski

9 years ago

How to set the color icons in the weather ?

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Just edit conkyForecast.template in ~/.conkycolors/templates to change anything you want :)

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UltraZone

9 years ago

I have tried your --gpu option and most everything works good, except for the GPU clock and Video Ram Clock do not appear correctly (ie. the GPU Clock displays 100 Mhz constantly when it should be 375 Mhz and the Video Ram is blank when it should be 507 Mhz) I have an Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 with the latest 190.42 drivers. It's a laptop, therefore the issues could be related to the GPU PowerMizer. I have a script running that will put the GPU at full throttle all the time so that Compiz does not flicker.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Thanks for your reporting. I will check this later.
Greetings

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kingpin409

9 years ago

Hi. How i can "rotate" the photo? I have only this http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/250/snmekobrazovky2.png
I must edit a script or a mistake with me? Thank you and sorry for my english :)

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Edit this string in conkyPhoto or conkyPhotoRandom script:
convert $photo -bordercolor black -border 6 -background none -rotate 4 -background black \( +clone -shadow 50x4+4+4 \) +swap -background none -flatten $photo

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kingpin409

9 years ago

Hi, itdoes´n work for me :( here is my changed conkyPhotoRandom script : http://pastebin.com/m50d8c0aa... can you help me please? I tried change it a lot of versions but it didn´t work... thanx

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Try this:
convert $photo -bordercolor black -border 6 -background none -rotate 0 -background black \( +clone -shadow 50x4+4+4 \) +swap -background none -flatten $photo

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kingpin409

9 years ago

still doesn´t work for me :( can you send me your conkyPhotoRandom please?

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Now I see the picture :P, I think i don't understood what you want. Do you want to rotate the image inside the frame or rotate the frame?

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kingpin409

9 years ago

Sorry that i did´t respond :) Of course, I want rotate a picture in "conky panel".

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idodos

9 years ago

Just discovered a bug with your script.
Today, the 5th to December, the "5" in the calender widget is not highlighted, I've attempted to set the date back to the 4th and it works perfectly, so it seems to just be with the 5th.
My conky-color settings is:
--mpd --ubuntu --updates --network --calendar

Just thought I should mention this.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Very strange, i will check this later. But thanks for reporting.
Greetings

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idodos

9 years ago

When I attempt to enable the mpd widget, all I get on conky is the status widget for mpd. From the terminal I receive the following error:
sh: /home/ido/.conky/mpd.awk: not found
I've checked and the file is there, anyone have any clue about this?
Thanks in advance!

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

I miss this one, the script is in ~/.conkycolors/bin/conkyMPD
I will fix this later, thanks.

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idodos

9 years ago

~/.conkycolors/bin/conkyMPD
I don't have such a folder, perhaps I did not understand.. Could you please guide me to the solution?

Thanks for responding!

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

sorry, the script conkyMPD is inside ~/.conkycolors/bin folder. :)

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idodos

9 years ago

sh: /home/***/.conkycolors/bin/conkyMPD: not found

: /

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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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