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:

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;

jorao

8 years ago

Very good news, I was waiting your updating script.
Good job, tks again.

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jorao

8 years ago

I have the same problems :(
Calendar and HD with problems in fonts.



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helmuthdu

8 years ago

and this new release fixes the python version problem

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alanisfcsm

8 years ago

After install the new version 4.3.5 with conky 1.8.0, the .conkyrc wasn't create!

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

check in the ~/.conkycolors folder.
to run conky-colors with conky type:
conky -c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc

check the output from conky-colors also :)

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

FOUND THE PROBLEM!
Do not upgrade conky to 1.8.1, use the older version 1.8.0.
This new version breaks everything! bah!

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jorao

8 years ago

You are right!
With old conky version (1.8.0) the calendar and HD now d'ont have problems.
But there is a problem with battery indicator.
Pls see the capture

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1094/pantallazolk.png

This are my options

$ conky-colors --lang=es --theme=gnome-wine --cpu=2 --cputemp --swap --battery --proc=4 --clock=lucky --network --gnome --calendar --updates --hd=meerkat

The output from terminal is

$ conky -c /home/jorao/.conkycolors/conkyrc
Conky: desktop window (16000ad) is subwindow of root window (ad)
Conky: window type - normal
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3e00002)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
Conky: can't open /sys/class/power_supply/8,60/uevent: No such file or directory
Conky: can't open /proc/acpi/battery/8,60/state: No such file or directory

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

Try to change the default battery device: BAT0 to BAT1 or BAT2

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jorao

8 years ago

Change where?
Here?

/usr/share/conkycolors/bin $ sudo gedit conkyBatteryIcon

#########################################
#!/bin/bash
#
#by helmuthdu

level="\${battery_percent BAT0}"

########################################

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

try to change in your conkyrc inside ~/.conkycolors folder

This script is a little out of date, need to be reviewed

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

... humm... i think the problem is not in the script, i guess i know what this bug cold be, i will make some tests to check it.

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diazdiego86

8 years ago

Hi... how are u man!?!

I wrote to u in the past suggesting the --orcpu flag :)

Like always, I use your conky, is the best one... but now, I'm having a problem with conkyExaile!
I'm using --cairo style, and --exaile=cairo-glassy. But I tried with different exaile options, and noone works...
Here I paste the output:


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/diego/.conkycolors/scripts/conkyExaile.py", line 10, in <module>
from PIL import Image
ImportError: No module named PIL
/home/diego/.conkycolors/bin/conkyCover: 10: identify: not found
/home/diego/.conkycolors/bin/conkyCover: 11: identify: not found
/home/diego/.conkycolors/bin/conkyCover: 21: convert: not found
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/diego/.conkycolors/scripts/conkyExaile.py", line 10, in <module>
from PIL import Image
ImportError: No module named PIL


I must to configure something for this script? I just downloaded a .deb and I didn't do anything else.


Best Regards! Diego.-

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

FOUND THE PROBLEM!
Do not upgrade conky to 1.8.1, use the older version 1.8.0.
This new version breaks everything! bah!

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

Too many changes in the code :(... I wil check this tomorow

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LydicReus

8 years ago

Hi mate,

First of all, i really wanna thank you for your awesome script and the time and effort you have put into this. I have installed conky-colors and ive came across a few errors. Ive took the liberty to post them on pastebin.

I dont have any knowledge on scripting Conky (yet) but doesnt aptitude needs to be apt-get on ubuntu? If so, how to change? You have any idea on how to resolve the Unknown variable ?

http://pastebin.com/gNyXCq6u

Thanks in advance!

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

Yeah, i think u just need to install aptitude: sudo apt-get install aptitude.

Cheers!

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LydicReus

8 years ago

Thank you for you comment, i feel pretty stupid now...

Anywaysz, this solved my problem indeed. Still getting unknown variable but it does not bothers me.

I was wondering, about the ToDo list feature, i just added --todo to the command line and added ToDo.txt to my home folder. I tried running the file as described but it does nothing except for adding some task i write behind. I can manually add tasks to the list when opening the txt file as well. What is the correct way of adding tasks to the file and how to do so?
also, all tasks appears with a tick in front, is this default behavior?

Thanks in advance!

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

tasks problem:
#"task rm <taskname>" to remove, just type first word of the task
#"task <taskname>" to add

variables problem:
try to install all this things:
sudo apt-get install aptitude python-statgrab ttf-droid hddtemp curl lm-sensors conky-all

I check the options u choosed and i found no variables problem :(

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LydicReus

8 years ago

Hi,

thanks for your quick response, yet again.

Your tip about the ToDo list is really great, works super.

I have run the code you suggested, to make sure the packages were installed, they were, i only got some packages containing documents to add:
"The following NEW packages will be installed:
aptitude libboost-iostreams1.42.0 libclass-accessor-perl libcwidget3
libio-string-perl libparse-debianchangelog-perl libsub-name-perl"

The missing variable isnt really bothering, i only see it when i run it in terminal, but when running it in the background (ALT+F2) then i wont see a thing.

Thanks for your awesome script!

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alanisfcsm

8 years ago

I tried install in fedora 14, but some fonts are broken, as calendar.

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

if u have the older version try to remove the olders files (~/.conkycolors and ~/.fonts/conkycolors)
And then try to update your font cache

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alanisfcsm

8 years ago

I hadn't the old version, i was install the version 4.3.2 after install the fedora 14 gnome

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helmuthdu

8 years ago

can u post here the output from terminal when u exec conky?

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alanisfcsm

8 years ago

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4158/capturadetelami.png

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alanisfcsm

8 years ago

another image.
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2194/capturadetela1an.png

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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;

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