Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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How to make a bash script execute when the battery on my laptop begins charging/discharging?

I have a conky setup that displays my battery level. The problem is, whenever I plug/unplug my laptop from the charger I need to run the conky-startup script to get it to display properly. I find this ...
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Trouble getting Conky to Display Japanese Characters on Xubuntu

I run xubuntu with Openbox and I'm having trouble getting conky to play ball with japanese characters. All of the advice I've found through looking on the internet has been unhelpful and does not seem ...
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How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class?

How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class? In Ubuntu < 15.04, you could disable shadows and window decorations for a specific class of windows, using CCSM. For a specific ...
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conky RAM usage - does not show large file in ram disk (tmpfs)

My conkyrc file contains the following: ${color grey}RAM Usage:$color $mem/ $memmax - $memperc% ${membar 4} This shows RAM usage numerical values and a bar, for example "1.01GiB/ 7.79GiB - 13% ...
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is there a conky companion that allows me to read rss feed?

Everything is in the title. just adding more characters to reach the 30 characters mark. I could not find one. There was conkygooglereader but the Google service has ceased.
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Conky won't show weather information

I am using the Harmattan theme. this is how it looks: (On Xubuntu 14.04 LTS release with XFCE 4.12) For some reason the weather info won't show up. ashesh-pc1@A1315IN:~$ Conky: desktop window ...
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Conky disappear on desktop [duplicate]

I have one conky config that appears on the desktop as it should. However, if I want to switch to see the desktop (Windows + d), that will minimise all windows AND conky too :-\ If I switch to ...
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Docky compatibility issues

I am experiencing issues that seem to come from Docky itself. When I install docky, my conky config disappears instantly when I maximise any window (firefox, terminal etc...), it won't maximise to ...
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How to change the name displayed in conky?

I have set a infinity conky theme but am helpless in changing the name that comes in the left bottom corner since it is of its developer.but i want to make it more personalized thus can you please ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 Conky graphs buffer overflow

Installed a fresh Xubuntu 15.04. However my conky config, wich is working fine in Ubuntu 14.04 and other distros, crashes with a buffer overflow. When I comment out diskiograph_read, _write, ...
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Why would Ctrl-Alt-D kill conky?

When I use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D to bring up the file manager, I lose my conky window. Why would this happen?
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Conky text overwriting itself with no erasure

So I set: own_window_type override ...and that solves the disappearing widgets caused by clicking on the desktop after having hit the "Show Desktop" button. It's the only thing that works so far, ...
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Conky widgets disappear when I click “show desktop” [duplicate]

So the "Show Desktop" button, which I think is a tweak, in the Panel on the left... when I click it, it clears my desktop alrighty but all of my conky widgets disappear. How do I get them back? Can I ...
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What is meant by “put the file in your path” [duplicate]

I am little confused about an instruction I came across. It stated "put the file in your path". I interpreted that as to add PATH=$PATH:'~/.conkystart' to my ~/.bashrc. The file is ~/.conkystart ...
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Conky appear embossed on all windows not the wallpper

I am new to the use of conky, I have installed conky and conky-infinity and pointed to the required directories and files and yet after rebook Conky appear embossed on all windows not the wallpaper as ...
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Is conky.desktop default

Recently I've installed Conky Harmattan themes. My computer is slow so wanted to check startup applications. After giving the following commands in terminal /home/cam# cd .config/autostart ...
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Desktop folders not visible after messing with ccsm

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.I've installed a emerald theme.In ccsm in windows decoration tab instead of emerald i've used emerald --replace The next time i boot i've only wallpaper and cursor. I've ...
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Getting Conky to run?

I am running xubuntu 12.04 and was wondering how to make conky run, and how to configure it how I like. Is there a GUI to do this or is there a config file I need to edit? To install I ran sudo ...
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Conky - Command Output Display Limited to 256 Bytes 'tail -n20 logfile.txt'

I am trying to display the contents of a large log file on the desktop using conky. I would like the 'window' to occupy the upper half of the desktop, and show the 20 most recent lines. I use the ...
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conky weather forecast isn't working

I'm new here. I'm using Kubuntu 14.10 - and here's my first question: I'm running conky; the only thing that is not working is the weather forecast. Conky is telling me: "city not found" (the code ist ...
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conky manager widget disappears after restart

I am using Conky Manager and using couple of default themes for it. The themes works fine. But when I restart the computer the widget in those themes disappears. I have to restart the theme from ...
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How to use a variable inside a variable in conky

I have a file when the line 15 has the full path to an icon. That said, I want to display that icon using the ${image} variable: ${image myImage.png -p 0,10 -s 50x50} To get the line value, I would ...
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Disappearing Conky

Every time I launch my conky, and I click anywhere on the desktop, it disappears, and I have to keep relaunching it, does anyone have a solution?
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Conky not working

I started conky with conky & and the output is: Conky: desktop window (120008e) is subwindow of root window (9d) Conky: window type - override Conky: drawing to created window (0x3400001) X Error ...
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My conky appears to stack upon itself

I recently downloaded Conky and I'm very satisfied with it however there is one issue that I cannot seem to figure out. My conky appears to stack upon itself, and it looks very distorted and weird. ...
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Caps-lock indication with conky

I have laptop without Caps Lock indicator. I'd like to have this indicator in conky. Which conky option can help me to get status of Caps-Lock? OS: Xubuntu 12.04. Conky 1.8.1
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Why does Conky superpose system data when updating its output?

I was trying to set up a set of conkyrc files that I downloaded from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naZWkAWTDLU. It worked just fine, except for an issue I encountered which I don't know how to fix. ...
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Conky new text overlap with an old text

My problem is best to be describe using picture : Edit 1 : Here is the link to the picture, http://i.stack.imgur.com/KWEmQ.png As you can see in Process Name and and my wifi infos, the text will ...
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Windows not maximizing correctly, Conky suspected

Any program that I open is disregarding both the launcher and the panel when maximized. Attached are screenshots of firefox, gedit, and gnome-terminal after typing ls /. I have had Conky ...
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Nvidia GPU temperature shown twice in conky

My problem is, that in Ubuntu 14.10 the old ${nvidia temp} code is not working, I use this code instead: ${execi 60 nvidia-settings -query GPUCoreTemp | perl -ne 'print $1 if /GPUCoreTemp.*?: ...
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Tracking WiFi Uptime (pref. Conky)

I was wondering if anyone knows how I can possibly record the uptime of my Wifi connection so far, as I am having problems with it. Bonus Points: + 1 Let me know the moment it goes down + 10 Code ...
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How do i get the following scripts to work for Conky?

I've already learned how to do basic Conky set ups, but I'm very interested in getting the following one on my system; however, I can't clearly understand how to set this up. Can anyone give me ...
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How to get conky work even in lock screen?

As the question goes, is there a way to get conky work even when is the system is locked?
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X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) when runing Conky

When Trying to run conky with a custom configuration I get the following output: X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) Major opcode of failed request: 55 (X_CreateGC) ...
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install conky, configure:error:required header(s) not found

I am trying to install:http://sourceforge.net/projects/conky/files/conky/ But when I do ./configure I get: configure:error:required header(s) not found. What to do?
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Conky How to make Changing sentences?

I am wanting to make in conky, motivational sentences that change every hour, the sentences I could store in a text, I'm not sure how to go about it
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Conky Harmattan isn't displayed after launch

I've just downloaded Conky Harmattan, and followed the instructions for the installation, on my Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop. After launch (that is: conky), conky isn't displayed at all. I've ...
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How to exclude conky from the “Large Text” option in Universal Access

EDIT OF 23 DEC 2014 As you can see in the screenshot, the text and the graphs in my conky don't fit: the CPU graph has no text, the RAM one says CPU, and so on. Also, the date does not appear ...
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I don't know what went wrong during the installation of my Conky, maybe you could help me

So today I reinstalled my Conky (theme), but something went wrong or I don't know. I'm using Harmattan conky. It has 4 modes and till today I used one which only showed the weather. Today I wanted to ...
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Conky transparancy and refresh issue

I recently upgraded from 12.04 tot 14.04, gnome flashback Compiz. Conky tranparant behaves abnormally now and I can't fix it. Transparency turned off, conky acts normally. Transparency turned on, it ...
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I installed conky and I have few questions

So I just installed Conky, configured it in Terminal while it was almost finished. I set location, it's using the metric system, so it's really cool. But I have few questions: Am I able to use 2 ...
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Help with xdotool

I'm trying to make Conky work with Lubuntu using xdotool. xdotool search --class "Pcmanfm" behave %2 focus windowraise $(xdotool search --class "Conky") I get an error: xdotool: Unknown command: ...
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Conky widgets are not working

I installed conky-manager from ppa and many widgets aren't working. Actually only all in one circle widget (my-wehather indicator) is working... In Unity, just select one more widget besides "all in ...
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Conky does not show cpu temp

I am trying to use conky to minitor my system but it is not showing CPU temperature, lm-sensors, hddtemp are installed, I answered yes to all questions running sensors-detect and at the end it shows: ...
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Raise all windows with a specific title

I'm trying to find a way to raise all the windows that have one, specific title. For example, I have two windows named superconky (yes, you guessed it, I'm trying to get conky running in lubuntu). I ...
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How do I start conky when ubuntu starts up? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the Conky system monitor, and start it with the conky command. I added this code on startup-applications but nothing works. How do I start conky when my Ubuntu ...
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How to control specific location of Conky

I've got Conky installed via Conky Manager and I'm running the Gotham theme. It looks great and I is really useful, but I've run into an issue. It covers part of my background, making part of the ...
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Harmattan Conky on 14.04 with Variety wallpaper, Conky border stays as old wallpaper

It seems like this would be a common problem, yet I don't see any mention of it. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04/Unity. I have Variety installed and set to change the desktop image every 10 minutes. The 1st ...
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How to add the town name to the conky Harmattan configuration?

The conky configuration Harmattan displays information about the current state of the weather but it does not display the name of the city that the weather refers to. How can I add the name of the ...
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Conky taking focus off ubuntu desktop (14.04)

Whenever I close all of any open windows, the Ubuntu Desktop is not brought back into focus and the title bar stays blank. Due to this, the key combos, the power key, the media keys dont work. I ...