Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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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 ...
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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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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 ...