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:

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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helmuthdu

8 years ago

Now its running, but only the cairo/ring mode work correct, the default and board mode still have problens with conky 1.8.1

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RafaelOP211

9 years ago

Could you post a link to the wallpaper? I had this some time ago and can't find now =/
Thanks =D

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

Here is: http://big-sb.deviantart.com/art/Relax-172678061

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RafaelOP211

8 years ago

Thank you, Helmuthdu =D

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HarshReality

9 years ago

Any plans on tweaking to get it going with the newest ver of conky?

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

Cairo/Ring mode work with conky 1.8.1 but the default and board mode r broke duo a problem with conky, but conky 2.0pre fixed these problens but leave us with no cairo support (at least for now).
To fix those problems with all python scripts the best option should be disable they and replace with some bash or conky option (no time for this now)

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prinnylinux

9 years ago

need some help here, how do i get rhythmbox cover art to work?

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xfirebg

9 years ago

Thank you!

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mainstreamdesign

9 years ago

Im getting the following error when trying to compile:

mainstream@serotonine-pc:~/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/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:239:4: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
src/options.c:239:4: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
src/themes.c: In function ‘themes’:
src/themes.c:185:4: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
src/themes.c:185:4: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments

without sudo:
mainstream@serotonine-pc:~/Desktop/conky_colors$ conky-colors --ring --cpu=2 --clock --banshee=ring-case --network
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
mainstream@serotonine-pc:~/Desktop/conky_colors$

with sudo:
mainstream@serotonine-pc:~/Desktop/conky_colors$ conky-colors --ring --cpu=2 --clock --banshee=ring-case --network
mainstream@serotonine-pc:~/Desktop/conky_colors$

And then i get a message telling that conky-colors has crashed.

Im running Ubuntu 11.04

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mainstreamdesign

9 years ago

http://i.imgur.com/V8Yrv.png

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

try this: conky-colors --ring --cpu=2 --clock=ring --banshee=ring-case --network

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mainstreamdesign

9 years ago

Ahh that was really stupid :-P THanks allot

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Grindcore

9 years ago

I really like your little program. An easy way to create pretty usable conky configs.

I have uploaded my modified config here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=140289

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anamarie

9 years ago

For the LIFE of me, I can't download this! I entered in:

$sudo apt-get install aptitude python-statgrab ttf-droid hddtemp curl lm-sensors conky-all

And I got this:


E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?!

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Just try a reboot, your apt-get maybe is lock...
If doesnt work remove this file:
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock

then it should work...

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anamarie

9 years ago

I can't find that file in my computer. I searched around and used a search button on my computer, but it gave me 'file not found'...

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matadewa

9 years ago

hi. . .
this really nice conky but when i install try to install it, i have some problem which start from when i type this in terminal $sudo sensors-detect it's give result no sensors detect i try to continue until next step and just get default conky
i really interesting with this conky, what should i do, and can i have your ym so i can ask more?
thanks

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matadewa

9 years ago

oh yeah i forget to include that screenshot
this is the link
http://cdn-u.kaskus.us/34/wzl5zoer.png

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matadewa

9 years ago

finaly i can apply it. . .
it's really awesome and i just need a litle modif
Thanks for your work

For modif i need help. . .
i wonder how to change speed of transition photo? and how to make photo transition didn't get shuffle, i want's photo transition until last, after than back again to first photo, not random transition

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

u can change it in your conkyrc file (~/.conkycolors/conkyrc) there is a time in sec in the photo session.
${execi 60 ~/.conkycolors/bin/conkyPhotoRandom}${image /tmp/conkyPhoto.png -s 175x120}${voffset 114}

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hotice

9 years ago

The rings mode doesn't work for me:

andrei@andrei-desktop:~/Desktop/aaa/conky_colors$ ./conky-colors --ring --cpu=4 --clock=ring --rhythmbox=ring-case --network
Your conkyrc was copied to /home/andrei/.conkycolors
Generated configuration files are copied to /home/andrei/.conkycolors

To run conky-colors and conky type:
conky -c /home/andrei/.conkycolors/conkyrc
andrei@andrei-desktop:~/Desktop/aaa/conky_colors$ conky -c /home/andrei/.conkycolors/conkyrcConky: llua_load: cannot open (null)/scripts/conkyRingCPU4.lua: No such file or directory
Conky: desktop window (15d) is root window
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3a00001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_main execution failed: attempt to call a nil value
Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_main execution failed: attempt to call a nil value
Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_main execution failed: attempt to call a nil value
Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_main execution failed: attempt to call a nil value
Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_main execution failed: attempt to call a nil value

And I get the text but no rings.

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hotice

9 years ago

oh yeah, the error seems to be that the conkyrc file gets this line:

lua_load (null)/scripts/conkyRingCPU4.lua

So it seems it doesn't get the actual path

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

I will try to fix this one, for now u can and the path: /usr/share/conkycolors/ replacing (null) and it should work

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ugurarslan

9 years ago

Hello again,

My conky is finished, and I think evertything is ok :) but when I restarted my computer, the script is adding a frame, around the conky... how can I delete it? This is the photo http://i1102.hizliresim.com/2011/2/18/943.png

Thank you very much, sorry my english.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

well... sry but i dont know... :(

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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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