CONKY-colors

Conky

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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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:

10 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;

korrosiv

7 years ago

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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korrosiv

7 years ago

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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letoloke

7 years ago

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

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lorexxi

7 years ago

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

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letoloke

7 years ago

Gracias!
i will try it

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scriptwarlock

7 years ago

why does it takes 35% of my system resources?

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helmuthdu

7 years ago

r u using the last version 7.0.3?

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scriptwarlock

7 years ago

yes 7.0.3 .. no problem on ring and etc. only sls and default mode

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scriptwarlock

7 years ago

why does it takes 5% of my resources?

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scriptwarlock

7 years ago

yep it's working big thanks helmuthdu

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scriptwarlock

7 years ago

hmm no guages, how eo we do it?..

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helmuthdu

7 years ago

SLS MODE only work with registered weather.com xoap service and lm-sensors configured.

weathertip:
cd; rm ~/.conkyForecast.config; wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8113920/.conkyForecast.config; cp -r ~/.conkyForecast.config ~/.conkycolors/.conkyForecast.config

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atled-conky

7 years ago

calendar bug i tink
dont show 31 in this mount

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atled-conky

7 years ago

this is link to image :
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/220/schermatajs.png

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alanisfcsm

7 years ago

I CAN'T DOWNLOAD CONKY-COLORS SOURCE

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helmuthdu

7 years ago

got to the deviant art page http://helmuthdu.deviantart.com/art/CONKY-Colors-244793180 click in Download File at top-right in the page.

This project become a little bigger to host in gnome-look page.

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FBML

8 years ago

(::) This is a tip to automatically start conky while logging into your GNOME 3 desktop.

[*] Create an ordinary file in your ~/.config/autostart directory.

NOTE: If the ~/.config/autostart directory is not present, you will have to create it.

[*] Now enter the following data in the file.

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/conke
Hidden=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=conky
Name=conky
Comment[en_US]=light-weight system monitor for X
Comment=light-weight system monitor for X

[*] save and close the file.

[*] Lastly rename the file to [ conky.desktop ]

That is it. Next time you start GNOME 3, conky will automatically start running.

TESTED ON UBUNTU 11.04 GNOME-SHELL 3.0.2


for more info :
http://linuxandfriends.com/2011/06/01/how-to-add-startup-programs-in-gnome-3/

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Ahmose

7 years ago

you can also do it "the old way"..

create an empty file in /home and call it
.conky-startup-sh
, then open the file, and put something like
#!/bin/bash
sleep 30 && conky ;
(change the 30 to however many seconds you want it to wait before starting)
Then simply add that to your startup applications.
Good to go.

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hongquan

8 years ago

There is a bug in calendar and I found a fix here: http://blog.cottee.org/2011/04/conky-colors-calendar-glitch.html
Please apply it.

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

cal: invalid option -- 'h'
usage: cal [-13smjyV] [[[day] month] year]

I dont kwon what is happen with your cal...

What is your linux distro?

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hongquan

8 years ago

I use Ubuntu 11.04
You made a mistake in cal's option. It must be "cal -h", not "cal --h".

The problem in my machine is that the "today" is not highlight, instead around it appears 2 strange character, making the calendar distort.

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

[helmuth@lee ~]$ cal -h
cal: invalid option -- 'h'
usage: cal [-13smjyV] [[[day] month] year]
[helmuth@lee ~]$

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hongquan

8 years ago

Strange. Here is my output:

hongquan@Penguin:~$ cal
June 2011
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

hongquan@Penguin:~$ cal -h
June 2011
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

hongquan@Penguin:~$ man cal | grep today
-h Turns off highlighting of today.
-3 Display the previous, current and next month surrounding today.

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A442

8 years ago

I was having the following error in the python Gmail file (using Ubuntu 10.10):

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/conkycolors/scripts/conkyEmail.py", line 13, in <module>
from keyring import get_password
ImportError: No module named keyring

Solved by downloading and installing keyring lib from pypi.python.org/pypi/keyring#downloads

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mainstreamdesign

8 years ago

Any chance to get this running on Fedora?

THanks

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* 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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