Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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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 apt-...
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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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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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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.*?: (\d+)./;'...
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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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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 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 ...
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conky not showing

Today I've installed conky and gcalcli to create a background which shows my gmail agenda, but when I try to start conky I get the following error: Conky: desktop window (2e0000a) is subwindow of ...
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How do I get a sensors output in conky?

I am trying to use conky to display my sensors output but have no idea where to start. I've seen other scripts and they dont make any seance to me. I've tried a few scripts here and there but none ...
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Why is my conky shown above other windows?

My conky is running in the foreground =( Does anybody know how to fix it? I am running trusty tahir.
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Does any Conky theme make notes like tomboy notes, Xpad visible?

As the title says, are their any themes which display text from tomboy,Xpad or gedit? or is their any file where I can edit to add text?
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activate click through mode on conky

Is it possible to use Conky theme as click through on desktop ?. i can use Conky as transparent. but i can't directly access files on desktop because can't click through it. Any idea ?. thanks.
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Unable to install vlc via command line

I am trying to install vlc media player via terminal but its not working.I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit.Please help. here's what I did: sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for amol: Reading ...
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GPU temp in conky

How do mesure gpu temp in conky. Found this code: ${voffset 7}${goto 40}${voffset -4}Gpu: ${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=8}${execi 60 nvidia-settings -query GPUCoreTemp | perl -ne 'print $1 if /...
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Why isn't conky working right in Unity desktop?

First of all, my desktop environment is unity. I am using it with 14.04 OS(with all recent updates). I recently installed infinity conky. I installed and followed all the instructions correctly in the ...
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Does conky work with Mir? [duplicate]

The Homepage of conky(and almost every definition for conky) state that Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. So does conky work on ...
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How do I correct these errors so that I can install conky? ( my weather is installed ok )

dpkg: warning: files list file for package my-weather-indicator' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. (Reading database ... 95%dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files ...
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Conky does not starting automatically after boot

In start up applications I already given a command to start Conky automatically after boot.But it does not starting after boot automatically.I have to manually start it every time.Please help.
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Conky black background on Unity

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 (and 14.04 on another computer) with Unity. Conky doesn't work like I expect. This is my config: alignment top_right background yes border_inner_margin 0 border_width 0 ...
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Two instances of Conky keeps flickering

I would like to have two instances of conky running om my screen (possibly three later on) as I would like to show statistics from my two Raspberry Pi's. I'm running Xubuntu/XFCE4 by the way :) I ...
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Is there a synapse like search bar as a desktop widget for Gnome desktop fallback mode?

I want to add a fixed desktop widget to my gnome fallback desktop. The widget should simply have a search bar and below it, options to search where. I don't want to hit any key for it to start. It ...
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Set default Japanese font

I'm trying to set the default Japanese font. A while back my default font was UKai but after installing new fonts it changes to something else. I would like to get UKai back as the default Japanese ...
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How to have degrees Celsius in Conky?

I have a very simple conky script with the relevant line being: RAM: $memperc% CPU: $cpu% ${time %a, %d %b} ${time %H:%M} C: ${acpitemp} But I want to put the little degree sign before "C" in C: ...
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Unable to locate package conky-manager [closed]

I want to install conky manager,I use 3 command to install it, sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install conky-manager for the first command, ouput is: ...
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Conky harmattan is surrounded by the previews wallpaper

This is an amazing eye-candy but I'm facing a problem. I installed it in my Ubuntu 13.10 64b but Conky is surrounded by a a black box, but it's not a black box at all is the previews wallpaper I had ...
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Show macchanger info in Conky?

Is there a way to show macchanger info in conky? I wrote a script that changes it on login, but I always double check when I start the computer using macchanger wlan0 -s I would like to show the ...
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why conky and docky doesn't start automatically at lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu 13.10 and want to run installed conky and docky after booting whenever I lunch lubuntu. I installed next: sudo apt-get install xcompmgr Once installed, I put the command to ...
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How to fix: conky disappears after click on desktop or other window?

How to make conky window stay visible after changing the focus, but with desktop icons visible as well?
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doesn't work automation autostart command for conky

I added conky configuration to my autostart application. But this doesn't work after I restarted PC. Here is how looks configuration at setting manager: Here is content of .ConkyWizardLaunch file:...
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Rhythmbox and Conky do not work together but they work individually

I'm using hardy-conky on my laptop running 12.10 and on my main PC running saucy 13.10 Neither are able to run Rhythm Box and conky at the same time. I run rhythm box and conky disappears. I close ...
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Positioning Conky and deleting the black background of Conky

I really like the look Conky should give to my desktop, but it seems to fail to work properly. Conky's window is not transparent, but black. It also is positioned in the top_left position. I want it ...