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;

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Fixed the problem with "-i"

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szandor

9 years ago

the conkyrc file isn't getting a space before the "-i" for imperial under the weather section. for example, if i use "conky-colors --unit=F", the weather section in conkyrc will have "--location=USWA0140-i" instead of "--location=USWA0140 -i". not a big deal until i run conky-colors for changes. this started happening after the several updates after 4.3.1.

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jorao

9 years ago

I have the same problems with the fonts in calendar, hdd with the last version in Linux Mint 10.

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helmuthdu

9 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

9 years ago

can u guys post the options that u choosed and the output from terminal?

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

you guys can use http://pastebin.com/ and post here the url :)

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alanisfcsm

9 years ago

i need help to record a output from terminal!

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jorao

9 years ago

Whit this optios

$ conky-colors --lang=es --cpu=2 --swap --battery --proc=4 --calendar --clock=lucky --gnome --network


http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4554/pantallazoep.png

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alanisfcsm

9 years ago

somebody can you explain a easy way do it! can i use script?

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cjnd

9 years ago

The /home/user/.conkycolor directory is created with root ownership so in order to conky-color to work you should do the following:

sudo chown user:user .conkycolor

where user is your username.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

I fixed this now, Just download the last version 4.3.1.2 (i upload now with this fix).

Greetings

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cjnd

9 years ago

When trying ./conky-color options no matter which option you use, it always give you a segmentation fault error

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

dont u conky-colors before a "make install"... u have to install it first before u can use it. This is good b/c u can set your conky from everywhere in your computer, and dont need to do a make install after select your options. Just conky-colors {options} and "voalá"
Check the README :)

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Brutus180

9 years ago

I also get a segmentation fault. This was not previously a problem until I installed 4.3. Did you solve it?

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Get the last version and see if work...

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satwien

9 years ago

Try a reboot BEFORE launching ./conky-colors. Worked for me.

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lucpel

9 years ago

That blue is pretty. Good job!

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tester2021

9 years ago

Your scripts on a python not good work with a python 3.1 or python 2.7... How to be?

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lucpel

9 years ago

I think most linux distros come with 2.6. You're too advanced :) You might need to set path variables to point to use system default for this case.

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tester2021

9 years ago

I work in Arch Linux which keeps up to date :)

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Fixed this problem! :D

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tester2021

9 years ago

Hello! There was a problem with display HDD!

When one section HDD - it is normal.

http://keep4u.ru/full/bf93b72292a7d2d553d6b4c427947a96.html

But if two or more section HDD/Media...

http://keep4u.ru/full/53a96b7f386d3b654f429e70eb0bc3d3.html

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Maximillian1977

9 years ago

Hi. I have a two problems with conky-colors:
1)I can't configure this to view cover of album in the conky's rhythmbox widget.
(used option --rhythmbox=cd)
2)After adding of a conkyGoogleCalendar scripts into my .conkyrc, I can't do to showing events like:
Date
starttime-endtime Title of event
starttime-endtime Title of event

I guess that must change the templates.
Please, help me.

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twitch99

9 years ago

For some reason, {if_up } doesn't quite work for my machine. Seems none of my interfaces (eth0 and wlan0) ever goes "down" when disconnected.

Your order is 1. wlan0 2. eth0 3. ppp0

I tried with eth0 connected, wlan0 disconnected. conky only shows wlan0 with "No ip address"

I tried to flip the order in .conkyrc (ie. 1. eth0 2. wlan0 3. ppp0). This shows eth0 properly but when I disconnect eth0 and connect wlan0, it shows "No ip address" without the signal bar.

What I did is use

${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}

and

${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan0}

from this kjbuente fella and that fixed the issue for me.

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arrowind

9 years ago

Hi,
From where can i get the wall paper you use for the second screen shot? (middle one. a boy playing guitar)

Thanks,
Aravind.

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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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