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Troubles with Arch Linux + Conky + i3-wm causing “status_command is not executable (exit 126)”

Ok, this is a pretty specific issue and I am currently at wit's end here. First, I'll describe what I'm trying to do. I have been playing with Vagrant and Puppet to set up a very small Arch Linux VM ...
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Conky 2.0.0 own_window_argb_visual = true causes X Error

Output of conky -v conky 2.0.0_pre compiled Wed Jul 2 18:53:50 BST 2014 for Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Compiled in features: System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf Package library path: ...
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how to display right-to-left languages (Arabic, Persian, Urdu) in conky?

I don't mean alignment of the text within conky. If I enter the text in conky, the letters are displayed in the wrong order. If you look at the text and you look at the output, the order is all wrong. ...
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Can I detect the presence of a second display in a shell script or Conky config?

I want to modify my conky placement depending on whether I'm working with my laptop in my lap (one screen) or have it at my desk attached to a larger monitor (dual display). The problem is that I ...
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Conky in Gnome 3.10 shell

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and recently installed gnome 3.10 on my HPnc6320. I have the 5.2 lua interpreter installed as well and conky. Both from the ubuntu apt-get tool. I was following the ...
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Conky opens several instances

I've been using conky for a couple of months already in several of my machines and I've noticed that in almost all of them it runs a bunch of instances, literally seeing the conky process all over the ...
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Reserve space on my screen for Conky in Xfce

I'm trying to make Conky act as a panel so that it reserves space for itself correctly. The problem is, if I have own_window_type panel own_window_hints above (source) in my .conkyrc, maximized ...
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How to display StackOverflow image in conky

I want to display my StackOverflow flair on my conky. I tried downloading the image with curl and them displaying - ${exec curl -O http://stackoverflow.com/users/flair/1677096.png?theme=clean} ...
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Extracting specific line of text with grep for use in conky

I'm trying to extract the directory of the current playing song in Quodlibet for use in attempting to display album artwork in conky. In QL's current file ~/.quodlibet/current there is a line that ...
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Can Conky remain always visible alongside other windows?

I want conky visible at all times and all windows to respect the boundaries of conky. They should not overlap conky. Right now when i open a new application it overlaps conky and i have to manually ...
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Conky transparency isn't working in Mint 14

I've setup conky on my laptop installation of linux mint 14 (cinnamon), conky works except for the font transparency. I'm using: xftalpha 0.5 in .conkyrc. But whichever value I use, the ...
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Is there anyway to show nethogs output in conky?

I've searched a lot but I can't find a way to show nethogs in conky. nethogs prints to terminal and there seems to be no way to capture output in real time. This is one thing I have been wanting for ...
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Put Conky behind the desktop icons

Maybe I am trying do something impossible, but after hours of Googling I didn't get 100% answer yet. So - it is possible put Conky on Desktop backgroud (behind desktop icons)? The usual config: ...
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conky netstat monitor that ignores localhost

I have a conky script that includes the tcp_monitor, but it shows all the localhost connections, too. (::1 and 127.0.0.1) I cannot split the display by port numbers, as most conky configs do, so I ...
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Restricting Window Maximization Size

I am currently running Conky to display some text on my background on the far right of the screen. The window is probably 200 pixels wide. Is it possible that when I maximize a window, there is some ...
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Show GPU frequencies in Conky

I want to show 3 GPU clocks on Conky. I can only find sources online to display one. The Graphics Clock, But as shown in my picture, there's a memory clock, and a processor clock that I'd like to add ...
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Conky only appears in first tag in awesome?

When I start conky in my awesome desktop environment, conky only shows up in my first tag. Same situation occurs when I start pcmanfm with --desktop params. Only first tag has a Desktop, but the ...
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How to change color of Conky text via file/script?

I have a file which contains one word, "green", "yellow" or "red" (this file is updated via a cron job. I would like to use that color to display text in Conky. The actual text would stay the same, ...
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How to make conky list top 5 processes?

I don't like how conky shows top 5 processes with "$top_io name 5" parameter. Is there any way to make conky show all of them in a column at the same time like "top" does? Couldn't find it in man, ...
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How to get weather alerts using RSS in Conky?

Quick question about how to get weather alerts with conky. I'm using the following bit of code: ${execpi 3600 ~/.conky/scripts/conky-rss.sh ...
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Conky starts above windows in Ubuntu Maverick

I did not run into this problem until I upgraded my Ubuntu box to Maverick Meerkat (10.10). Basically, whenever I start my computer, conky runs as expected, except it gets drawn over any windows that ...
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how to run conky on startup?i am using ubuntu lucid lynx i386

i haved configured my conky, and i want to run it on startup, i did found some tuts on internet, i haved put my conky in the startup, but in the screen, it just show just a second and gone..so how ...
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Modify Conky to handle variable length values

I currently experimenting with DWM and Conky to create a minimal looking desktop to use for coding and things like that. I've got something nice going on, but there's something I'm having an issue ...
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Conky-like app for windows xp

I'm looking for a conky-like software for windows xp. I don't need overblown widget/gadgets app - just a simple program to display hostname, IP address, etc.
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Is it possible to change update interval in conky for specific variables like 'font' can be changed?

Is it possible to change update interval in conky for specific variables like 'font' can be changed?
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Conky truncates text loaded from file

I'm trying to configure conky on Ubuntu, because I need to display my todo list on the desktop. The the file is displayed, but the text is truncated (not rectangular, just after some character ...
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Conky scripting for non-geeks

Is there a decent website to learn how to script my first .conkyrc file ??? Note: I'm not a programmer, not too complex please !!!
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Conky setups - samples / ideas?

Is anyone using Conky on Linux for desktop statistics displays? I have a simple script mostly adapted from samples, but I'm interested in seeing more complex setups - particularly with weather ...