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;

caiman

9 years ago

Hi guys, I was hoping someone could tell a newbie how to stop using Conky Colors and go back to configuring Conky with the conky.conf file. I deleted the Conky_Colors directory and reinstalled Conky, but I'm still not able to change settings through the conky.conf file (and all my Conky Colors settings are still in place). Thanks.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

just remove the .conkyrc file in your home :)

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caiman

9 years ago

Easy question, easy answer. Thanks!

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bung

9 years ago

Hey dude,

I just tried to adjust the conkyCairo.lua to my personal needs (mostly colourwise) and am bit stuck now. Maybe you can help me out.

Thing is: It seems like the background 'shapes' are somehow rendered in front of the ring meters, so setting the bgc to a darker colour (in the 'if shapes == "on" then' section) results in a pretty dark 'overlay' for the ring meters, even if they are set to a bright colour (e.g. 0xffffff and bga 1).

So, any tips on how to put the ring meters in front of the background?

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

i'm trying to find a solution for that...

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Fixed :D

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bung

9 years ago

Thx man, awesome job! :D

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adamn

9 years ago

I followed instructions line by line. No bones. Conky installed fine (v 1.8) and starts up no problem. But the config file is empty and the commands to configure conky-colors don't do anything. Been working on it for 3 hrs. Any help would be appreciated.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

u could try this tutorial:
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/conky-colors-makes-your-conky-beautiful.html

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adamn

9 years ago

Thanks. Those directions worked for me. Easy peasy. Love this little app.

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luckrn

9 years ago

Hi!
Thanks for this wonderful script.
Just a little bug on bbcweather : the URL is not http://nouves.bbc.co.uk/weather/ but http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/
Right ? ;)

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Yes Sir... thx

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luckrn

9 years ago

No! Thx2u

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IamStack

9 years ago

Hey,
Thanks for these scripts! I am using Ubuntu Lucid and I just started with conky. Your scripts have been most useful!

However, I was having some odd issues with conkyPhotoRandom. It was throwing some odd errors regarding the convert command and photos would just disappear every now and then. So I started messing with the script and dumping out the variables. What I found was some odd behavior with ls passing in things that were not files. I changed ls to find and the errors went away. The following is the diff. Hope this helps anyone else having issues.
Quote:
12c12
> number=$(ls -R | wc -l)
---
< number=$(find $source -type f | wc -l)
16c16
> filename=`ls | head -n $lines | tail -n 1`
---
< filename=`find $source -type f | head -n $lines | tail -n 1`

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IamStack

9 years ago

Just found another issue. File names with spaces in them throw errors too.
I changed the following line and it worked:
Quote:
< cp $filename $photo
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> cp "$filename" $photo

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

Thank u for your contribuition, i will fix this in the next release...
Greetings! :)

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brunohq

9 years ago

I registered just to make this comment: AMAZING!

Please continue keeping it updated!

Abraço!

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mormope

9 years ago

could you add facebook notifications in conky?

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

I just dont know how now, if u know a script that already do that i can implement it. :)

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

I have found a simple answer:

Facebook provides an RSS feed of your notifications, which you could use with conky's RSS features.

ex. code for it:

FACEBOOK${hr 2}
${rss http://www.facebook.com/feeds/notifications<REST OF URL FOR FEED> 1 item_titles 10 }This updates every minute, which is as often as possible.

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

I have found a simple answer:

Facebook provides an RSS feed of your notifications, which you could use with conky's RSS features.

ex. code for it:

FACEBOOK${hr 2}
${rss http://www.facebook.com/feeds/notifications<REST OF URL FOR FEED> 1 item_titles 10 }This updates every minute, which is as often as possible.

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masstrider

9 years ago

Hi, how can I move this beauty to the left? :D

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helmuthdu

9 years ago

For now, the cairo mode doesnt support the left side. Only the default mode can do this.
But this can be a option in the future! :)

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masstrider

9 years ago

Alright then, i'll keep her at the right side :)
Sorry for asking this noob question, my network monitoring is still not working. I added "--network --ppp=0" for the option (my device is ppp0). Oh yes, and my rythmbox won't display any cover too, i added --rythmbox=case for the option.

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masstrider

9 years ago

Oh, damn! refreshing the page make me do triple post. Sorry for this annoyance.
Which one i should redownload, conky or conky-colors?

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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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