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How do I use the output of "pgrep" with "ps -p"?

I'm trying to display Conkys process uptime. If I type the following into the terminal one line at a time it all works and I get the result I'm after. getPID=$(pgrep -f conky) conkyPID=$(ps -p $...
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Hey, how do I edit my conkyrc config file without having to restart conky every time I make a change to the file? Is my start.sh the problem?

#!/bin/bash killall conky sleep 5 && conky -q -c ~/.conkyrc & sleep 3 && conky -q -c ~/.conkyrc_2 & exit This will start my conky, but it will not restart my conky when I make ...
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Possible to Display RAMdisk and NAS IO in Conky?

Is there a way to show the disk activity of a RAMdisk in Conky or mounted NAS? I have a NAS at mount point /nas/Home/ and I have the following RAMdisk in my fstab: tmpfs /mnt/ramdisk tmpfs rw,size=...
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Autostart does not work as expected for Conky theme

I have a Conky script and I want it to autostart at log in. I placed this .desktop-file inside the autostart directory: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=/home/isom/.config/conky/Graffias/start.sh ...
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Music status not showing on Conky/MOC?

I am installing Graffias theme on Conky but the music not showing what is played on Rhytmbox. I am also looking for a way that those display anything that play on Firefox/Discord etc just for the ...
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Cannot get email notifications in conky

In my .conkyrc I want to be shown the number of emails on my provider's POP3 server. Something like this ${pop3_unseen myserver myemail mypasswd -i 600 -p 995 -r 5} only returns '0' as output, ...
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Is there a way for Conky to display the number of incoming OpenVPN connections without invoking superuser powers?

Conky is easy to set up to display incoming tcp connections in a useful way: I would like to also show incoming OpenVPN connections (udp). Is there a way to do this in Conky without using sudo? ...
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How can I send streaming output (like from the command "vnstat -l") to Conkey?

I test-run the commands I want to include on my .conkyrc file by first running them on the CLI. I have been running this command successfully on the CLI... vnstat --json -l | jq '.rx["ratestring&...
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Unable to find conky file

I installed conky but can not find the conky file. I also turned on "show hidden" but it is not showing. I rebooted my PC and checked that I have installed conky. It was installed but the ...
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Conky USB wifi signal strength not working

I use a PCI (the internal Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) and USB (linux reports it as Realtek RTL8188EUS, but really a TP-LINK wifi...) wifi devices on my laptop running Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS, plus there's ...
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Temparture and Fan Monitoring

Hello Ubuntu friends From Hardinfo : Processor : AMD A10-6800K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics Motherboard : Asus a88x bios 1202 Memory : 15551MB (8779MB used) Machine Type : ...
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conky - how to display OS name and version & Gnome version in Ubuntu 22.04

conky is functioning perfectly on the desktop - I'd just like to add this extra info. Thanks for any suggestions. Slightly modified ~/.conkyrc for a neat display on the right: -- Conky, a system ...
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CPU and HDDs temperature in Ubuntu 22.04

I have a conky config using hhdtemp and hwmon to retrieve CPU and HDDs temperature. Now in Ubuntu 22.04 those packages are not available anymore, what alternative do I have? I need something from CLI, ...
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Display Conky output on login screen

I am trying to display some basic system info on the login screen before any user logs in like hostname, kernel version, IP etc. I can configure Conky to show all this info on the desktop once someone ...
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Small Conky issues with hddtemp and Nvidia fan RPM

I made modification of some themes and made one with many components, but I miss 2. hddtemp - shows the temperatures in terminal, but doesn't show them in Conky (same code see the link) I can't get ...
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how to fix bangla font in conky, its broken

I added bangla newspapers Rss feed in conky, but bangla font doesn't show perfectly, it's broken! All other apps show bangla font perfectly, how to solve it?
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Conky manager 2 not working with Ubuntu Mate 21.10

Just installed new Ubuntu 21.10. Wanted to have some conky widgets but cannot display them. I'm using; Ubuntu MATE 21.10 x86_64, conky 1.11.6, conky manager 2.73 I can only display the ugly default ...
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Conky running in startup, but not showing

I recently started using conky, and I'm trying to have it run on startup. To do this, I've used the Startup Application program to run a shell script that starts conky. If I run this script manually, ...
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Conky starts, but doesn't display (21.10)

Was running 20.04 and conky worked fine. Double upgraded to 21.10 and now after reboot there's no conky display. I have it as a Startup Application as "conky -p 30". A 'ps' shows that ...
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Conky doesn't seem to launch

I'm not sure if this is quite the right place as I'm now running Kubuntu, but I don't know of a forum or stack dedicated to specifically Kubuntu help. I'm trying to run the GoogleIntegratedSystem ...
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Issues the spotify widget for Conky

Hey guys so I've been trying to adapt the REGULUS conky theme by Khiky-Merveilles (u/Khiky73) for my High Res display (it's originally meant for a HD display) and also to make it work with Madh93's ...
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How to make conky system monitor to work with transparency on Lubuntu 20.04?

I've been using AntiX anew recently and highly recommend it for low-RAM or otherwise "modest" machines as a very good Debian-based distro. On that, I've really been pleased with the conky ...
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404 Conky-Manager difficulty's with Ubuntu

Recently tried installing the conky manager for widgets I cam across a forum saying to try these 3 commands first: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa and with this first one I get this error ...
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Conky warning: invalid head index

my Conky still echoes 'invalid head index' during console tests. Generally, It starts without any problems with my OS: 5.8.0-63-generic #71~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 15 17:46:08 UTC 2021 x86_64 ...
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trying to add two (2) wifi monitoring in CONKY

I'm currently using this part of my conkyrc code to monitor one of my WIFI's in a CONKY widget, but I want to monitor both of the two (2) wifi devices (wlp2s0 and wlx8416f91d3f6d) - any ideas? ${font ...
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How to have Clock widgets with multiple timezones

I need to have time in multiple timezone displayed either on the top-bar or as a widget on secondary monitor I'm currently using Gnome clock which requires as click on top bar and times on different ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 and Conky/ Conky Manager widgets doesn't show up! Please, help

after testing different Linux distros, I fit my self with Ubuntu for the major compatibility softwares with my machine. Now, one of the problem that I'm facing it's with Conky and Conky Manager, where ...
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Conky date position problem

i am new to conky. I try to make a post that displays the name of the day. at first everything was fine, but when friday, it display the word 'friday' not at the center as i want. so i want to add gap ...
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Conky Alignment

When I set conky alignment to 'middle_right', it starts acting an another window and when I maximise other windows, e.g. firefox, it stops and touches with conky boundary.
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ical-buddy for Ubuntu

I just moved from Mac to Ubuntu (with budgie desktop). I cannot find any command-line tool like ical-buddy which I can use to programmatically add or delete calendar events. I want to create a script ...
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Conky transparency issue

Good morning, I am having a issue where my Conky setup will not go transparent. It has a black background no matter what I alter after conducting research. If someone can please assist me it would be ...
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Temperature sensors hwmon5 and hwmon6 keep swapping around. How can I consistently monitor devices?

I have a PC (Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA) where I am trying to monitor the temperature of various devices (using conky). But on some boot-ups hwmon5 is the WiFi device and hwmon6 is the CPU but on ...
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Actual use of Software (such as Conky) AFTER installation

For something ALREADY ACTUALLY INSTALLED, how do I get it to run, put an icon for it on desktop etc? My Software Manager tells me, for instance, that I have installed some GNOME clock though it ...
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Conky-Manager on Ubuntu 20.10

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.10 and I can't get the Conky Manager to run. It worked fine on 20.04LTS. I am just using the standard "Gotham" template. If I try running it via the ...
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Conky: a gap between lines: how to remove the space

I have this in conky.conf: ${voffset -10}Memory» $hr${color} ${color1}${goto 35}RAM : ${color}${execi 2 free --si -m|awk '/^Mem/{printf "%.2fGiB",$3/1024}'}/$memmax ${alignr}${execi 2 ...
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Conky $mem/$memmax RAM report differs from free -m command

I have this Conky report on my desktop screen: This is a relevant part of the conky.conf file: ${color1}${font ConkySymbols:size=16}J${font} ${voffset -10}Memory» $hr${color} ${color1}${goto 35}RAM : ...
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Flickering Conky on KDE desktop

I have a problem with Conky installed from conky-all package. Here is my config: conky.config= { alignment = "top_right", background = true, border_inner_margin = 0, border_width = 0, ...
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Conky update interval now very slow since upgrading to Ubuntu 20.10

Anyone else using Conky with Ubuntu 20.10? Anyone else seeing issues with Conky update_interval since 20.10? I don't really know if this is an issue with Conky or with Ubuntu but I am trying to debug/...
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Conky seamod is not working properly

I'm new to the forum and ubuntu. I tried to run Conky Seamod, after some tweaks regarding the network, everything seems to work but except the rings not loading. Can you help me? I have just read your ...
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Script to give back highest and lowest cpu temp

I was recently trying to install conky with a custom config, and I wanted a feature that seems to not extst, or at least, as google tells me. I've wrote a simple bash script that reads the cpu temps, ...
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Conky setup for sessional data usage

As in the above picture, the integration for data usage is acheived by the following code ${color orange}${voffset 2}${hr 1} ${color1}Network using vnStat "-i", "-w" and &...
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I can't see my internet speed on conky

This is Conky's configuration: -- vim: ts=4 sw=4 noet ai cindent syntax=lua --[[ Conky, a system monitor, based on torsmo Any original torsmo code is licensed under the BSD license All code written ...
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need conky formatting help to align grep output

I can't figure this out, so i hope you guys can give me a hand here. So, i was trying to figure a way to show the TLP status on my conky. In the terminal you would type: tlp-stat -s However....that's ...
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Is it possible to suspend / stop updating Conky when Desktop is not in focus / is not visible?

I recently configured Conky, and wanted to know if it is possible to suspend Conky / make it update at a lower rate when the Desktop is not in focus (or not visible)...through some command that can be ...
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How to see the voltage in Conky?

I want to monitor the voltage in conky and do not know how to put it.I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The sensor output is next: dell_smm-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device Processor Fan: 2901 RPM CPU: ...
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How do you make conky appear behind the folders on the desktop?

I have been trying so hard to find a way to make conky appear behind all the other windows and folders on my desktop, and as far as I have been able to find no one has found an answer up to this point....
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Add "show conky" button to ubuntu top bar [duplicate]

I'd like to add, next to bluetooth, wifi indicator, etc. another button that would bring conky to the front of opened windows. Any tips? Googling didn't really help me much, only instructions how to ...
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Conky displays a "u" in my nvidia section and fan speed for my GPU is not working

My conky window displays a "u" to the levt of my Nvidia section, and the fan speed is nonexistent. my .conkyrc file is here: https://pastebin.com/mrqvuPP4, Screenshot of my conky window I am on ...
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Fixed conky pane position regardless of the monitors available

I have a conky pane that displays my laptop status on the desktop. My conky configuration works great when I'm only using the laptop's display, but it changes position if I connect a second monitor to ...
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Delay autostart of programs such as conky and dropbox, in Kubuntu

Kubuntu 19.10 Like the title says, I want to delay the autostart of certain programs. These programs appear in the GUI of Autostart.
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