Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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Adding gmail.py increases conky's load time

I ma using gmail.py from ArchWiki to display new mail count in gmail. The script works fine and displays my new mail count correctly. The problem I am facing is when I restart conky after adding the ...
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How to format/align conky's configuration file?

My current conky config file looks like below and I find it pretty ugly. TEXT Temp: ${color e0e0e0}${acpitemp}${color} | Uptime: ${color e0e0e0}${uptime_short}${color} | Cpu: ${color ...
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How to make conky auto-hide?

I think my question is pretty clear. What I want to achieve in conky is auto-hide feature. The reason for this: Let's suppose I am browsing and suddenly I want to see my battery status or eth0 ...
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Conky dropping shadow when invoked at startup

I read this thread but it doesn't really address my issue. The problem that I have is that whenever I log in, conky starts up, as set up in Startup Applications, but the instance it runs is dropping ...
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What is Conky, it's uses, and how is it implemented?

I'd like to know what Conky is. How to install it, any maintenance that's needed. Does it work with a specific Desktop Environment like Unity? Can it work with GNOME Classic? Details would be helpful. ...
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Nvidia plugin for Conky

I want to display GPU speed, Memory, and Temperature on my conky configuration. On the conky site it says you can use ${nvidia temp}°C to show it. However, when this happens, it takes it as litteral ...
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How to stop Cairo Dock minimizing Conky on Show Desktop?

Every time I use Cairo Dock Show Desktop add-on Conky minimizes: I've read about the own_window_type override option on .conkyrc and it seems to work for some people but it doesn't work for me. ...
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Why is everything crashing?

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now and I love it, I wouldn't think of using another OS unless I can't fix this issue. The install I'm on is only around a month and a half old. I'm running 12.04 ...
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conky Segmentation fault (core dumped) [closed]

I installed the new ubuntu 12.04 and i like it very much, but conky is giving me some problems sometimes it is working normal, and the the next second conky is gone, when i try to restart, i get ...
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Conky Autostart Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conky not working in Gnome 3.4 I am using Ubuntu12.04 with gnome3.4. I installed conky to display my system information. And everything is good except that conky can't ...
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Conky not working in Gnome 3.4

I've installed conky using sudo apt-get install conky-all and followed this tutorial to configure. The configuration works properly in Unity desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 and everything seems OK, However ...
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Can i change the network section of my conky to support my wifi?

So I've been having fun with setting up my new conky which I downloaded recently (i'm running Ubuntu 12.04). I am having a problem with the section of the conky which measures network parameters. ...
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Conky show RAM without buffers or cache

I am wondering if there's a way to get Conky to show the RAM that is in use minus the buffers and cache. When I close a program, the RAM usage goes down in HTOP, but in conky it stays the same. So ...
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Conky does not start in ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

just installed Ubuntu 12;but Conky does not start. dmesg in terminal shows the following error : [ 63.277937] conky[2013]: segfault at 0 ip b70feb84 sp bf8aedb8 error 4 in ...
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script (.sh) will not terminate

I have a script file (start-conky.sh). It executes correctly, but when I do a "ps -u " it shows as still a PID, which I'm assuming means it is still in memory. Unless I do a "kill " it just stays ...
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Ubuntu 11.10- Conky (Need help w/ config)

I'm still new to ubuntu, I just downloaded "Conky" from the command line. I found some really cool script online, but I don't how to edit Conky and copy and paste the script. Thanks, -Vince
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How do I install Conky? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conky Guides (links) I have tried some tutorials but all to no avail of late. How do i correctly configure conky on ubuntu 11.10?
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How to configure Conky to be on one specific viewport/desktop?

I would like Conky to only show up on one viewport/desktop. I did use the Gnome feature to predefine viewports for specific window classes, but this feature does not work for Conky. Even moving it ...
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Conky colors wont show up

I am running Gnome 3 and am trying to get conky to work. When I just installed and ran conky in terminal, this showed up. So I googled how to make it look better and I found Conky Colors. I ...
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Conky & Ubuntu - music visualization (music bars)?

I started playing with Conky a few days ago and managed to achieve this: (Note: although I've written it from scratch, I got inspired by http://www.flickr.com/photos/42124625@N07/3959584793/ , ...
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Can I use a specific date format for CONKY?

I'm playing with conky and I'm a Chinese user, so my locale of system is something like zh_CN.UTF-8 conky seems will use the system API to show the date, but I don't want conky to show date in ...
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Does anyone know how to create pretty + cool conky?

Does anyone know how to make pretty cool conky step by step?
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How do I use Conky to monitor my mythtv backend?

I would like to use Conky to monitor a mythtv backend, how can I set this up?
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Help with compiz window borders

I tried to make a small change in my Compiz settings, and set off a whole chain of chaos. I don't like the application switcher that I had, that switched between whole applications on Alt-tab rather ...
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How do I stop icons from blinking in Conky? [closed]

How I can stop blinking conky? I make in my config all what I want - transparent, showing icons above conky, but I cant do nothing with blinking! When I make double_buffer yes conky stop blinking, but ...
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Conky, Show Desktop, Swap & Network Meters, Remove Background

I used conky colors to generate my conky script ConkyRC: http://pastebin.com/cfJ2Zj07 Output: How can I remove the black background? Notice the swap & network meteres does not appear to ...
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Problems with Conky's ${eval}

I'm trying to do something with ${eval} in Conky, but I'm having problems even with a minimal example: ${eval ${exec echo '${font DejaVu Sans Mono :size=6}hey!'}} As far as I understand, I would ...
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Conky window jumps to the top

Occasionally, my Conky window jumps to the top and covers all other windows. The only way to solve it is to kill and restart Conky. This happens at seemingly random times while using Compiz features. ...
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Conky for Google Calendar and Tasks?

Currently, I'm using conky to display a big clock and that helps me a lot. Now, I am thinking it would be really cool if I can get the schedule and task list from Gmail and display them beautifully on ...
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Display NotifyOSD Notifcations in Conky?

I want to display the latest NotifyOSD notification in conky, I can display the entire file with ${execi 30 cat ~/.cache/notify-osd.log} But is it possible to show only the last line of the file? ...
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Why is Conky on top of windows only on boot?

I recently changed my Conky config so that when I 'Show Desktop' Super+D, Conky doesn't also minimize. So I changed own_window_type normal to own_window_type override This worked fine except when I ...
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Removing conky drop shadow

I've started using Conky with 11.04 and want to remove it's drop shadow. I've tried setting any & !(class=Conky) in the Shadow Windows text box of the Window Decoration section. This works. ...
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Unity crashed, how can I report that to developers?

im on ubuntu natty and experiencing some weird random restarts of unity. This started happening after i installed conky and set compiz to remove its shadow. The restarting could possibly be attributed ...
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Tweak Conky Layout via a script

I'm using a script in Conky in order to display my new gmail on my desktop. It works beautifully, but is kind of ugly, and I'm not sure how to fix it. What I've currently got looks like this: And ...
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How to make Conky text semitransparent?

Okay, before you ask me to RTFM, I'll show you a screenshot, and describe my situation: Screenshot This is what I want to get. The screenshot above shows (semitransparent) Conky, but the ...
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Connected wireless connection, but no wlan0. What's causing this?

I'm connecting (to the internet) over a wireless connection (as in, it's already connected), but there's no wlan0. Output produced by ifconfig: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 5c:ff:35:06:9c:b3 ...
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How do I stop icons appearing on the desktop in a particular area?

When I download something to my desktop, or insert a CD or flash drive, the icon appears on my desktop. When I have conky running, the icon sometimes appears in the top right corner, underneath conky; ...
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Possible to automatically display the correct days of the week?

I'd like to tweak my Conky so it automatically displays the days of the week correctly. So for example, if TODAY were Tuesday, it would look like this: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday [etc.] ...
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Conky forecast F C output

Temp: ${execi 3600 conkyForecast --location=01104 --imperial datatype=HT} This what I have and it shows the right temp but it says 25° AF. Any help or hints appreciated And as allways TYAVMIA
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How do I change the font size in Conky?

I was wondering how to change the size of ALL the fonts to a bigger size. Also under cpu usage I have 2 numbers one is white like U want it and the other is green and I can't figure out how to change ...
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How can I prevent maximized windows from overlapping conky window

I run conky in its own window of type "panel". My conkyrc (configuration #1) is pasted below - this was created with the help of the ConkyWizard application and then tweaked to add a few additional ...
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Conky Guides (links)

I want to take a stab at creating my own layouts for conky, but I'm having trouble finding any recent guides. If you know of any, I would be grateful if you could post some links.
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Conky configuration woes

I am having trouble setting up conky to display my google calendar or a basic todo list and various system stats mainly memory and processors activity. I would appreciate the steps to set this up. ...