Questions about Conky, the lightweight system monitor application.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
3answers
276 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
559 views

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 =...
0
votes
2answers
984 views

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: 740MiB/...
2
votes
1answer
788 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
387 views

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: **#===================================================================...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

panel/bar run conky

I wanna run a conky in my i3 status bar. Works well with the conkyi3.sh script as status_command: #!/bin/sh echo "{\"version\":1}" echo "[[]" exec conky -c $HOME/.conkyrc and here is my conky: ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

Monitoring custom graph in CONKY

How to monitor a custom graph in CONKY. Right now I display the single values of the CPU frequency in GHz: CPU1: ${exec echo "scale=1; $((`cpufreq-info -c 0 -f`)) / 1000 / 1000" | bc | awk '{printf "%...
1
vote
1answer
583 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Where can I get Conky Themes and Widgets?

I'm looking for an official place where I can download and import Conky themes and widgets to Conky Manager. Thanks.
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Can't run Conky

I am new with Linux. I've been experimenting with Ubuntu and Kali Linux and decided to install Conky. I ran the following commands: sudo apt-get install conky sudo apt-get install conky-manager But ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Cant change conky font

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 and installed Gnome DE 3.18. Then installed conky-manager to customize my desktop. Everything worked well and the only problem now I am facing is changing fonts. I ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Conky: Use command output for formatting

I'm having an issue with dynamic positioning of images. Basically I made a Conky theme that will move depending on the circumstances. At the bottom of this theme is a process table. I have images ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Overlaping Values in Conky

I have a problem regarding about my conky config. When I run it and observe it for quite a while its values and status overlap each other and I dont know what is happening. Please help. attached ...
0
votes
1answer
322 views

Trouble getting Conky to Display Japanese Characters on Xubuntu

I run xubuntu with Openbox and I'm having trouble getting conky to play ball with japanese characters. All of the advice I've found through looking on the internet has been unhelpful and does not seem ...
0
votes
1answer
313 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
346 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
919 views

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: "...
0
votes
1answer
364 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
316 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
508 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
450 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
361 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
531 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
494 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
25 views

How to change the name displayed in conky?

I have set a infinity conky theme but am helpless in changing the name that comes in the left bottom corner since it is of its developer.but i want to make it more personalized thus can you please ...
4
votes
0answers
247 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Conky does not work properly on Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME

I have this strange problem with conky. It doesn't show properly on the desktop: I've tried everything from editing conky widget file to reinstalling conky and conky manager (v.2.4). Who knows how ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

Conky problem with compiz and mate desktop ubuntu 14.04

Conky has problem with compiz and mate desktop ubuntu 14.04. When I start conky widget , left/right clicking not work in desktop .I change own_window_type normal to own_window_type overridein conkyrc ...
1
vote
0answers
131 views

Geolocation-based weather in Conky

Automatically detect location in Conky I travel to different places for work with my laptop. I would like to see the current weather for the place I am in. Is this possible? There are conky ...
1
vote
0answers
458 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
624 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
246 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Restore in a new partition

I accidentally installed Ubuntu in a removable hard drive, nay, make that a very old removable hard drive, noisy too, I just installed Ubuntu to fix some problems I couldn't solve on win7, but as I ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Conky rss feeds

Attempting to edit my conky to add an RSS feed in. I thought: ${rss http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/rss.xml?edition=uk 1 item_titles 10} would work, but all I'm getting as an output is ${rss} Any ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Anchoring Items in Conky

I am making my first conky setup and I need some help with some positioning. Here is an example line: ${voffset 10} wlan0 (${downspeed wlan0}/s) ${voffset -10}${offset 50}${downspeedgraph wlan0 25} ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Conky system info

I am trying to figure out how to get conky to work on Lubuntu 15.10. Does anyone have a tutorial for a complete noob so that I can get it up and running. Regards Killerspec
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Wifi doesn't work

I have a big problem. My wifi doesn't work. I'll try to explain the problem the best I can do. I always use my laptop with wifi, since last last week, after a while, the connection drops to zero and ...
0
votes
0answers
102 views

Conky does not work after updating to 15.10

I have a question. Conky has worked well for several years but does not seem to work anymore after updating to Lubuntu 15.10 or Xubuntu 15.10 I have tried several .conkyrc files, from the net no ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

No icon and weather showing on conky

My Conky Setup is not showing the icon and weather information. I am running ubuntu gnome 14.04 LTS and conky used is bauraturia. See below screenshot: [ When I run conky in terminal I get this: a ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

conky's gap_x parameter does not work in ubuntu 15.10

I installed conky-all in 15.10 amd64. But the parameter gap_x in .conkyrc does not work. I can not change the value of gap_x to adjust the x coordinate. What is the matter?
0
votes
0answers
608 views

Conky problem with Xubuntu 15.10

I upgraded to Xubuntu 15.10 and conky doesn't work - here the message from terminal : conky: Syntax error (/home/kesey/.conkyrc:2: unexpected symbol near '#') while reading config file. conky: ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

conky messing in driver?

Ubuntu 15.10 conky 1.10.0-1 lm_sensors 3.4.0-2 using nct6775 driver with nuvoton mobo chip. With ubuntu 15.04 everything works great, but aftrer upgrade (fresh install) to 15.10 lm_sensors works ok,...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Glances program inside Conky?

I am trying to run Glances inside of a Conky window on my desktop. I have tried variations of ${exec glances} inside the config but that doesn't work.
0
votes
0answers
309 views

Conky - Image, network, and weather not working

I use Ubuntu 15.04 Downloaded Conky-all Followed this guide initially: http://www.tecmint.com/install-conky-in-ubuntu-debian-fedora/ And use this script: #==========================================...