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I downloaded and installed Ubuntu gnome 16.04 and I installed icon and theme and much. Finally I installed conky-manager but it doesn't work correct like this.

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  • Same here, I gave up trying to adjust every thing, the images and text would just not align for me at all. I did remove the title bars though. Go to the folder of your conky theme and open its config file (manager will tell you the location), find the line own_window_type default and change it to own_window_type desktop and the title will be gone. It is a start at least. I thought it was just me with this issue, as I could not find any information, but I guess not.
    – Mark Kirby
    May 28 '16 at 19:30
  • Do you have the correct font installed? Check the font name in the conky file. From looking at the original output, your font isn't correct to begin with.
    – Zzzach...
    Jun 6 '16 at 7:53
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Conky changed the conkyrc format to lua in the recent versions, the original seamod (and 99% of all other conkys out there) still have the old format.

Thankfully, user maxiwell on Github has already converted the popular seamod theme for Ubuntu 16.04. Since askubuntu/Stackoverflow prefers source instead of links, here the conkyrc.lua:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--                               conkyrc_seamod
-- Date    : 04/23/2016
-- Author  : SeaJey and Maxiwell
-- Conky   : >= 1.10 
-- License : Distributed under the terms of GNU GPL version 2 or later
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

conky.config = {

    background = true,
    update_interval = 1,

    cpu_avg_samples = 2,
    net_avg_samples = 2,
    temperature_unit = 'celsius',

    double_buffer = true,
    no_buffers = true,
    text_buffer_size = 2048,

    gap_x = 80,
    gap_y = 70,
    minimum_width = 300, minimum_height = 900,
    maximum_width = 350,
    own_window = true,
    own_window_type = 'override',
    own_window_transparent = true,
    own_window_argb_visual = true,

    own_window_type = 'override',
    own_window_class = 'conky-semi',
    own_window_hints = 'undecorated,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below',
    border_inner_margin = 0,
    border_outer_margin = 0,
    alignment = 'top_right',


    draw_shades = false,
    draw_outline = false,
    draw_borders = false,
    draw_graph_borders = false,

    override_utf8_locale = true,
    use_xft = true,
    font = 'caviar dreams:size=11',
    xftalpha = 0.5,
    uppercase = false,

-- Defining colors
    default_color = '#FFFFFF',
-- Shades of Gray
    color1 = '#DDDDDD',
    color2 = '#AAAAAA',
    color3 = '#888888',
-- Orange
    color4 = '#EF5A29',
-- Green
    color5 = '#77B753',
-- Loading lua script for drawning rings
    lua_load = '~/.conky/seamod/seamod_rings.lua',
    lua_draw_hook_pre = 'main',

};

--${offset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color1}${pre_exec lsb_release -d | cut -f 2} - $sysname $kernel
conky.text = [[
${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=bold}${color4}SYSTEM ${hr 2}
${offset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color1}$sysname $kernel
${offset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color1}Battery:  ${color3}${battery_bar 5,150 BAT0} ${color3}${battery_percent BAT0}%
${offset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color1}Uptime: ${color3}$uptime

# Showing CPU Graph
${voffset 20}
${offset 125}${cpugraph cpu0 40,220 666666 666666 -0.5 -l}${voffset -25}
${offset 90}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=bold}${color5}CPU
# Showing TOP 5 CPU-consumers
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color4}${top name 1}${alignr}${top cpu 1}%
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color1}${top name 2}${alignr}${top cpu 2}%
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color2}${top name 3}${alignr}${top cpu 3}%
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color3}${top name 4}${alignr}${top cpu 4}%
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color3}${top name 5}${alignr}${top cpu 5}%

#Showing memory part with TOP 5
${voffset 40}
${offset 90}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=bold}${color5}MEM
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color4}${top_mem name 1}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 1}
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color1}${top_mem name 2}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 2}
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color2}${top_mem name 3}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 3}
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color3}${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 4}
${offset 105}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=normal}${color3}${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${top_mem mem_res 5}

# Showing disk partitions: root, home and files
${voffset 12}
${offset 180}${color1}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}Disk Read: ${alignr}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${color2}${diskio_read}
${offset 180}${color1}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}Disk Write: ${alignr}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${color2}${diskio_write}
${voffset -30}
${offset 90}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=bold}${color5}DISKS
${offset 120}${diskiograph 33,220 666666 666666}${voffset -30}
${voffset 20}
${offset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Free: $color3${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${fs_free /}${alignr}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Used: $color3${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${fs_used /}
${offset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Free: $color3${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${fs_free /home}${alignr}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Used: $color3${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${fs_used /home}
${offset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Free: $color3${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${fs_free /media/files}${alignr}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Used: $color3${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}${fs_used /media/files}

# Network data (my desktop have only LAN). ETHERNET ring is mostly useless but looks pretty, main info is in the graphs
${voffset 40}
${offset 200}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Lan IP: ${alignr}$color3${addr wlan0} 
${offset 200}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}${color1}Ext IP: ${alignr}$color3${execi 3600 wget -q -O /dev/stdout http://checkip.dyndns.org/ | cut -d : -f 2- | cut -d \< -f -1} 
${voffset -30}
${offset 90}${font Ubuntu:size=11:style=bold}${color5}ETHERNET
${voffset 40}             
${offset 15}${color1}${font ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}Up: ${alignr}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}$color2${upspeed wlan0} / ${totalup wlan0}
${offset 15}${upspeedgraph wlan0 40,320 4B1B0C FF5C2B 1280KiB -l}
${offset 15}${color1}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=bold}Down: ${alignr}${font Ubuntu:size=10:style=normal}$color2${downspeed wlan0} / ${totaldown wlan0}
${offset 15}${downspeedgraph wlan0 40,320 324D23 77B753 1280KiB -l}

${color4}${hr 2}




]];

and the seamod_rings.lua:

--==============================================================================
--                            seamod_rings.lua
--
--  Date    : 05/02/2012
--  Author  : SeaJey
--  Version : v0.1
--  License : Distributed under the terms of GNU GPL version 2 or later
--
--  This version is a modification of lunatico_rings.lua wich is modification of conky_orange.lua 
--
--  conky_orange.lua:    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=137503&forumpage=0
--  lunatico_rings.lua:  http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=142884
--==============================================================================

require 'cairo'

gauge = {
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu1',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=54,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu2',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=48,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu3',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=42,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu4',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=36,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu5',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=30,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu6',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=24,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu7',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=18,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='cpu',                    arg='cpu8',                  max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=150,
    graph_radius=12,
    graph_thickness=5,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=0,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=9.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='memperc',                arg='',                      max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=325,
    graph_radius=54,
    graph_thickness=10,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=42,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=23,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=2,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.5,
    caption='',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=10.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.3,
},
{
    name='fs_used_perc',           arg='/media/files',                     max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=490,
    graph_radius=54,
    graph_thickness=7,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=64,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=23,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=2,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='Files',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=12.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.5,
},
{
    name='fs_used_perc',           arg='/home/',                     max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=490,
    graph_radius=42,
    graph_thickness=7,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=32,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=23,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=2,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='Home',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=12.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.5,
},
{
    name='fs_used_perc',           arg='/',                     max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=490,
    graph_radius=30,
    graph_thickness=7,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=1.0,
    txt_radius=22,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=23,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=2,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='Root',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=12.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.5,
},
{
    name='downspeedf',           arg='wlan0',                     max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=690,
    graph_radius=54,
    graph_thickness=7,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=0,
    txt_radius=64,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='Down',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=12.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.5,
},
{
    name='upspeedf',           arg='wlan0',                     max_value=100,
    x=65,                          y=690,
    graph_radius=42,
    graph_thickness=7,
    graph_start_angle=180,
    graph_unit_angle=2.7,          graph_unit_thickness=2.7,
    graph_bg_colour=0xffffff,      graph_bg_alpha=0.1,
    graph_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,      graph_fg_alpha=0.3,
    hand_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,       hand_fg_alpha=0,
    txt_radius=30,
    txt_weight=0,                  txt_size=9.0,
    txt_fg_colour=0xEF5A29,        txt_fg_alpha=1.0,
    graduation_radius=28,
    graduation_thickness=0,        graduation_mark_thickness=1,
    graduation_unit_angle=27,
    graduation_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF, graduation_fg_alpha=0.3,
    caption='Up',
    caption_weight=1,              caption_size=12.0,
    caption_fg_colour=0xFFFFFF,    caption_fg_alpha=0.5,
},
}

-- converts color in hexa to decimal
function rgb_to_r_g_b(colour, alpha)
    return ((colour / 0x10000) % 0x100) / 255., ((colour / 0x100) % 0x100) / 255., (colour % 0x100) / 255., alpha
end

-- convert degree to rad and rotate (0 degree is top/north)
function angle_to_position(start_angle, current_angle)
    local pos = current_angle + start_angle
    return ( ( pos * (2 * math.pi / 360) ) - (math.pi / 2) )
end


-- displays gauges
function draw_gauge_ring(display, data, value)
    local max_value = data['max_value']
    local x, y = data['x'], data['y']
    local graph_radius = data['graph_radius']
    local graph_thickness, graph_unit_thickness = data['graph_thickness'], data['graph_unit_thickness']
    local graph_start_angle = data['graph_start_angle']
    local graph_unit_angle = data['graph_unit_angle']
    local graph_bg_colour, graph_bg_alpha = data['graph_bg_colour'], data['graph_bg_alpha']
    local graph_fg_colour, graph_fg_alpha = data['graph_fg_colour'], data['graph_fg_alpha']
    local hand_fg_colour, hand_fg_alpha = data['hand_fg_colour'], data['hand_fg_alpha']
    local graph_end_angle = (max_value * graph_unit_angle) % 360

    -- background ring
    cairo_arc(display, x, y, graph_radius, angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, 0), angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, graph_end_angle))
    cairo_set_source_rgba(display, rgb_to_r_g_b(graph_bg_colour, graph_bg_alpha))
    cairo_set_line_width(display, graph_thickness)
    cairo_stroke(display)

    -- arc of value
    local val = value % (max_value + 1)
    local start_arc = 0
    local stop_arc = 0
    local i = 1
    while i <= val do
        start_arc = (graph_unit_angle * i) - graph_unit_thickness
        stop_arc = (graph_unit_angle * i)
        cairo_arc(display, x, y, graph_radius, angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, start_arc), angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, stop_arc))
        cairo_set_source_rgba(display, rgb_to_r_g_b(graph_fg_colour, graph_fg_alpha))
        cairo_stroke(display)
        i = i + 1
    end
    local angle = start_arc

    -- hand
    start_arc = (graph_unit_angle * val) - (graph_unit_thickness * 2)
    stop_arc = (graph_unit_angle * val)
    cairo_arc(display, x, y, graph_radius, angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, start_arc), angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, stop_arc))
    cairo_set_source_rgba(display, rgb_to_r_g_b(hand_fg_colour, hand_fg_alpha))
    cairo_stroke(display)

    -- graduations marks
    local graduation_radius = data['graduation_radius']
    local graduation_thickness, graduation_mark_thickness = data['graduation_thickness'], data['graduation_mark_thickness']
    local graduation_unit_angle = data['graduation_unit_angle']
    local graduation_fg_colour, graduation_fg_alpha = data['graduation_fg_colour'], data['graduation_fg_alpha']
    if graduation_radius > 0 and graduation_thickness > 0 and graduation_unit_angle > 0 then
        local nb_graduation = graph_end_angle / graduation_unit_angle
        local i = 0
        while i < nb_graduation do
            cairo_set_line_width(display, graduation_thickness)
            start_arc = (graduation_unit_angle * i) - (graduation_mark_thickness / 2)
            stop_arc = (graduation_unit_angle * i) + (graduation_mark_thickness / 2)
            cairo_arc(display, x, y, graduation_radius, angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, start_arc), angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, stop_arc))
            cairo_set_source_rgba(display,rgb_to_r_g_b(graduation_fg_colour,graduation_fg_alpha))
            cairo_stroke(display)
            cairo_set_line_width(display, graph_thickness)
            i = i + 1
        end
    end

    -- text
    local txt_radius = data['txt_radius']
    local txt_weight, txt_size = data['txt_weight'], data['txt_size']
    local txt_fg_colour, txt_fg_alpha = data['txt_fg_colour'], data['txt_fg_alpha']
    local movex = txt_radius * math.cos(angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, angle))
    local movey = txt_radius * math.sin(angle_to_position(graph_start_angle, angle))
    cairo_select_font_face (display, "ubuntu", CAIRO_FONT_SLANT_NORMAL, txt_weight)
    cairo_set_font_size (display, txt_size)
    cairo_set_source_rgba (display, rgb_to_r_g_b(txt_fg_colour, txt_fg_alpha))
    if txt_radius > 0 then
        cairo_move_to (display, x + movex - (txt_size / 2), y + movey + 3)
        cairo_show_text (display, value)
        cairo_stroke (display)
    end

    -- caption
    local caption = data['caption']
    local caption_weight, caption_size = data['caption_weight'], data['caption_size']
    local caption_fg_colour, caption_fg_alpha = data['caption_fg_colour'], data['caption_fg_alpha']
    local tox = graph_radius * (math.cos((graph_start_angle * 2 * math.pi / 360)-(math.pi/2)))
    local toy = graph_radius * (math.sin((graph_start_angle * 2 * math.pi / 360)-(math.pi/2)))
    cairo_select_font_face (display, "ubuntu", CAIRO_FONT_SLANT_NORMAL, caption_weight);
    cairo_set_font_size (display, caption_size)
    cairo_set_source_rgba (display, rgb_to_r_g_b(caption_fg_colour, caption_fg_alpha))
    cairo_move_to (display, x + tox + 5, y + toy + 5)
    -- bad hack but not enough time !
    if graph_start_angle < 105 then
        cairo_move_to (display, x + tox - 30, y + toy + 1)
    end
    cairo_show_text (display, caption)
    cairo_stroke (display)
end


-- loads data and displays gauges
function go_gauge_rings(display)
    local function load_gauge_rings(display, data)
        local str, value = '', 0
        str = string.format('${%s %s}',data['name'], data['arg'])
        str = conky_parse(str)
        value = tonumber(str)
        draw_gauge_ring(display, data, value)
    end

    for i in pairs(gauge) do
        load_gauge_rings(display, gauge[i])
    end
end

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--                                                                         MAIN
function conky_main()
    if conky_window == nil then 
        return
    end

    local cs = cairo_xlib_surface_create(conky_window.display, conky_window.drawable, conky_window.visual, conky_window.width, conky_window.height)
    local display = cairo_create(cs)

    local updates = conky_parse('${updates}')
    update_num = tonumber(updates)

    if update_num > 5 then
        go_gauge_rings(display)
    end

    cairo_surface_destroy(cs)
    cairo_destroy(display)

end

This should give you the original seamod appearance backSeamod on 16.04.

All credit goes to user maxiwell from Github.

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  • It did not work, exactly the same problem. I tried every thing I could think of. I think it is a Gnome issue, seems to work for others on Unity.
    – Mark Kirby
    Jun 6 '16 at 17:51
  • Yeah, Unity with no issues here, can confirm. This seems to be a Gnome quirk for whatever reason, I cannot replicate it with Unity.
    – emk2203
    Jun 6 '16 at 21:05
  • I am going to give you a vote up anyway because it was a good try, if you get one more vote in the next 24 hours, I will let the system auto award you the half bounty because it was a good effort and something I did not find but I am thinking there is no solution right now, all I can think is the conky team did not update it for Gnome 3.18 :(
    – Mark Kirby
    Jun 6 '16 at 21:08
3

Use an updated seamod and try set window type to dock or normal

On Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, maxiwell's update of seamod worked for me (as mentioned by emk2203's answer), but provided I edited the conkyrc.lua to use the 'dock' or 'normal' window type and use window manager hints. E.g the following are key config values to use:

own_window_type = 'dock',
own_window_hints = 'undecorated,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below',

own_window_type = 'normal' with the above own_window_hints also worked okay.

Beware, maxiwell's conkyrc.lua has a typo where own_window_type is set twice. Remove the duplication if you use it.

What didn't work:

  • own_window_type = 'desktop' doesn't work well as conky disappears when clicking desktop items.
  • own_window_type = 'override' causes X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) in Ubuntu Gnome and also doesn't support background transparency.

And of course, it needs the conky-all package, not conky-std, as seamod depends on cairo to draw the gauges/rings.

My own working example

I reworked and forked maxiwell's update here. It has a readme with instructions on how to install and autostart conky (should hopefully work with most Gnome 3.18+ desktop environments with conky 1.10+). My version also has fixes to include a border and semi-transparent background.

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  • Setting the window type to "panel" also works, and is nicer as the desktop recognizes it as a side/top bar, so dragging windows to the side won't go over it.
    – Itai
    Oct 30 '17 at 8:58
0

This may not be of much help...I'm using a different Desktop Environment. But I had some similar issues today. My rings and font were all messed up.

My rings, it turns out, were just in the wrong directory. But I submitted an answer here in another thread. It may warrant investigation, or set you on the right path again. Good luck!

Conky does not use instructed font with "can't load Xft font" error

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