Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

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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 ...
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How to align Conky text to centre of desktop?

I am working on creating an entire Theme based off of Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto album. This is my first time working with Conky and theme creation. I started off by creating the Conky setup: I would ...
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A problem with conky in Gnome 3.4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Conky not working in Gnome 3.4 My conky in Gnome 3.4 is not working. When I run a conky script nothing appears but the process is running. Please also see the debug code ...
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How do I format the output of nmap to display on conky?

I want to add to the network section of conky a list of all hosts and ips for my network. However I do not know how to format the output in a way I like. I want Live Hosts However this is on the ...
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How to get average network load instead of instant

Welcome, I use conky to see network load statistics with sampling every 8 seconds in order to get somewhat more smooth history chart. Unfortunately, all values i get are not average for this 8 second ...
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How to get conky to stay on the desktop

I have a conky setup that I've used on a number of desktops (here's the conkyrc). It works fine in Ubuntu Unity, XFCE, Gnome and Openbox, but not Lubuntu (LXDE). The problem is that I cannot get it to ...
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Conky not appearing on Compiz wallpapers?

I am running 12.04 and have followed the instructions here: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? to get a different wallpaper per workspace. It works by disabling ...
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How to autostart Conky in Lubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start applications such as xcompmgr at start up? Currently running Lubuntu 12.04 on my Lenovo s10-e. I have installed conky for the 3rd time, the first time I ...
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How do I set image position in conky

I copied and modified an existing .conkyrc file from the ubuntu forum and I'm trying to place the LinuxMint logo in a specific position Below are my conkyrc file and the screenshot # UBUNTU-CONKY # A ...
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Conky showing up in Unity Launcher

I've had my Conky configuration properly working in Ubuntu 12.04 for sometime. After a recent update and reboot Conky is showing up on the Unity Launcher as an entry when it is running. It's not ...
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How do I run two different conky sessions at the same time?

I want to run Conky lua (link to conky lua on Gnome-look.org) and Conky: Metro Clock (link to conky: metro clock on devianart.com) at the same time. I want to have them both on the start up ...
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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 ...