Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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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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Folder disappears after renaming it to ''.*Name'' [closed]

I just tried to install a theme for conky but when i follow the instructions and rename the folder ''conky'' to''.conky'' it simply disappears. Even if i turned on show hidden folders. Where is the ...
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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 ...
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Can I customize conky to act differently on a dual display?

I've got Conky set up just the way I like it on my laptop. (That's not entirely true. I might like to tweak it a bit.) but when I plug in my external monitor, I'd like different placement. Is that ...
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How does voffset work in Conky?

I'm trying to tweak a .conkyrc (the weather bit of this one) that includes (not quite) this line: ${image ~/.conky/google-now/images/humidity.png -p 0,155 -s 15x15}${goto 35} SOME STUFF ${voffset ...
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How to get full Conky transparency in KDE 4.11?

On recent versions of KDE (4.10, 4.11 at least), the Conky window does not have a transparent background, despite settings in the .conkyrc file.
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How can I have Rythmbox controls on Xubuntu desktop/Xfce?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, rythmbox basic controls (play,pause, next and previous song) were accessible on the desktop from the sound notification icon. Now I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Xubuntu ...
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Conky Graphs Out of the Graph Border

I'm having a strange issue with Conky.. It's hard to explain but basically the graphs are moving outside of their border. My '.conkyrc' can be found here: http://pastebin.com/nWPVjKJB Does anyone ...
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Conky text overlaps with other text

Some of the text part of conky are overlapping with itself. As you can see in the 3rd bubble form the top "Disks" is hidden under Root, Home, and Date. I want it to look like this: I have ...
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Conky in Gnome 3.10 Shell

I have asked this question over on SuperUser but figured since the question is more Ubuntu-centric I should ask it here as well. I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and recently installed gnome 3.10 on my ...
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Conky (or other apps) on Gnome-screensaver unlock screen

I found this awesome theme for conky to make it look like google now but it really gets in the way on my desktop. I want to put it on my unlock screen just like mint has a clock on the unlock screen. ...
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Display clock frequency per core using Conky [duplicate]

I am using Conky to display a lot of information of my system. I managed to display the load percentage per core. But I do not know how to display the clock frequency of each core. What I have now is: ...
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Trying to sync my google calender with my ubuntu desktop using conky and gcalcli but I am getting an error

Following this guide on conky and gcalcli, I was trying to sync my google calender with my ubuntu desktop. After I do everything and try to run conky, I get the following error: Traceback (most ...
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Conky has no transparency

Can't find an awnser to this. I have no idea why Conky isn't working properly. Here's a screenshot: Also here's my conky file: ...
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Conky does not display wireless info

I had a problem with displaying wifi signal strength and IP in conky (though downloaded and uploaded amounts and DL/UP bitrates were getting displayed). I use a Dell Studio 1535 laptop with a broadcom ...
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Wrong locale alpha-numeric display in spite of locale settings?

I have just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 13.04, reassigning my former home partition to this new version. Though I live in Nepal, locale settings are set to show English. However, some applications ...
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Where to find files downloaded with apt-get? [closed]

I am trying to follow a post on another forum for installing conky on Zorian 7 (Ubuntu 13), anyway I did the sudo apt-get thing, then the directions say to "copy files x1, x2,x3 to the home folder". ...
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Conky disappears when using ctrl+super+D

When using the desktop shortcut Conky disappears. I also don't want it always in front though. Is there a solution to just display Conky on the desktop, but hide it when every other application has ...
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Setting up Conky on Ubuntu

I am surprised after seeing the features in the picture shown. After searching a little bit, I came to know that it is a conky theme. But now I also am not clear about it, and I don't know how to ...
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Show just two lines in lm-sensors

I want to add lm-sensors to my conky setup, but it always shows this: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +41.0°C (high = +82.0°C, crit = +102.0°C) Core 0: +41.0°C (high ...
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could not save the file /usr/… permission denied (13.04)

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and am trying to create an .sh file for conky in /usr/bin using gedit. When trying to save I get the error dialogue: Could not save the file /usr/bin/conky-start.sh You do ...
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conky problem blackscreen

I've installed Conky on my computer following these steps from this website http://www.noobslab.com/2012/06/install-conky-lua-in-ubuntulinux.html. But I've done all I got is a little black screen in ...
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Trying to monitor an NFS mount with Conky results in an “statfs '/nfs/pi': No such file or directory” error

I've been google'ing this for a while and can't find any help. I have a nfs-server at home that is mounted to our laptops with autofs via wifi. I monitor my laptop with conky 1.8.1 and I want to conky ...
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Conky: Grabbed text has multiple lines and does not align

I'm grabbing the output of u1sdtool --cur to be reported in my conky. The output is: u1sdtool --cur Current uploads: 0 Current downloads: 0 This text is grabbed in the TEXT part of my conkyrc ...
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How I can configure Conky

I installed conky in ubuntu 12.10 download software center, but I ve no idea how update or upgrade and configure it with all different scripts to Conky, if I want configure conky with conky colors ...
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Conky Display Problem Showing the horizontal half of info not the full info

I have a strange problem with CONKY: Just the horizontal half of information that is visible on my desktop (the horizontal half of time and date but the hard disks infos indicated in the config file ...
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Conky shows a black background until I press CTRL+H in Nautilus, then it becomes transparent

This shouldn't be a repost, I have looked through every article I can imagine is relevant, but nobody seems to have the same problem I do. First off, this is my first question ever, so I'm sorry if I ...
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wlan and macchanger

I was wondering about how to write a script for changing my default MAC address before enabling networking. It happens often, that the MAC address changes to default. I would like to show the MAC ...
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(please)conky rings doesn't work “Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_clock_rings execution failed: attempt to call a nil value”

I will start by saying that I configured a conky file and made it work, but when I added lua rings it ran without having to restart, but once I restarted the rings wouldn't start up, I got the error ...
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Conky not showing desktop icons

I have installed the Inifinity style to Conky on my Ubuntu 12.04 system using XFCE4 as my WM and Desktop. http://www.unixmen.com/infinity-a-stunning-theme-for-conky-ubuntu-linuxmint-fedora/ It works ...
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Dash is blinking

I Have installed a screenlet applet and Conky to my PC. But when I open dash it starting to blink and show through these applets. How do I correct this.
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How to make a program appear on the desktop like conky?

I would like to make a terminal program run and appear on the desktop in the same way that conky does ( or at least a similar). The effect I want to accomplish: Basically conky but with a command ...
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strange conky background behavior

I have created a custom conky showing weather forecasts in 3 cities like this: But recently I've begun to see a strange behavior. After a few seconds, a white background a bit larger appears ...
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How to remove the basic conky installed on ubuntu?

I have installed basic-conky using the following commands: wget -O basic-conky-eth-u.zip http://goo.gl/n0Jlg unzip basic-conky-eth-u.zip sudo rm basic-conky-eth-u.zip Now how do I remove it? ...
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Need help aligning conky objects

I've been using Conky a long time, and one thing I just can't seem to get looking nice is the network graph. The graphs start on the right hand side, and scroll to the left. I want the starting ...
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Launcher applications “shadow” remains where it was when mouse hovered over it

The background:I recently installed conky and configured it a little bit using some google search and some posts on Google+, which I don't think is the root cause of the problem below. I wrote a ...
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conky changed to above all windows [closed]

I am running a conky script.last night I have gone through some updates and then its giving it window above all other windows. for more clarity you can eye my image.
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Conky is too high in the top right

Xubuntu 12.10 DE: XFCE So I started this conky script http://conky.sourceforge.net/conkyrc-brenden (it is the very first .conkyrc file i nthe top left on ...
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Conky transparency not working

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 and since then conky has been acting up. This is what it looks after a while (specially if I use the option 'Show desktop' by draggin the mouse to a corner, as ...
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Installing Conky and get this “ Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer?”

everytime i got into terminal and run sudo apt-get install conky i get screen pop up in my terminal saying.. "TrueType core fonts for the Web EULA │ │ END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT ...
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Is it possible for Conky to display Time in words and not in numbers?

I want to have Conky display the time using words and not numbers. What I want to do is more or less how the Pebble Watch looks (Red watch). Like in the image, even if only the time and not the ...
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Autostart conky in XFCE

i want to autostart Conky in Ubuntu 12.04 / XFCE. I tryed to start this script with "automatic starting applications" in sessions options: sleep 6 conky But it does not work.
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How to detect processor correct temperature in conky

I am using conky&conkyforecast to have a nice widget containing some system information and weather data. But I can see that the temperature that conky shows is different than the one I get ...
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Run conky over LightDM

Is it possible to have my conky gadgets run over my lightDM login screen? If so, how would I go about this? I saw someone doing it with XDM under debian in this screenshot from a thread on the ...
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Converting Celsius Processor Temperature to Fahrenheit

I'm editing a Conky theme. I would like it to output the processor temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit instead of Celsius. In the ~/.conkyrc file, the command sensors | grep 'Core 0' | cut -c18-19 is ...
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How to run Conky from terminal?

In this Unixmen tutorial there are 11 steps to setup Conky; I did all of them but the terminal show this message: The program 'conky' can be found in the following packages: * conky-cli ...
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How do I reposition Conky?

I successfully installed the "Gotham" Conky on my 12.04 desktop using these instructions It works perfectly, positioned in the top-right side of my desktop, and I am happy every day of the week ...
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Conky is crazy!

I have just installed conky on my ubuntu 12.04 LTS but it appears... in the terminal ( and only in it ): $ conky Uptime: 0h 3m 35s Frequency (in MHz): 800 Frequency (in GHz): 0.80 RAM Usage: ...
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Chameleon effect API

Is there a way to interact with the chameleon effect in Ubuntu? I would like to extract the current "theme color" and change the background color of conky accordingly.
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How can I use rhythm box and conky together?

I'm still fairly new at this and 12.04 LTS is my first hands on experience with Ubuntu all together. After spending a few weeks and trying to learn the in's and out's of the OS, I'm actually finding ...