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Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X that displays information on your desktop.

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Conky - Set own variables

How can i set own variables inside the conky config? I want to define some own variables and then output they per echo. I tried a lot but unfortuanly i don't know how to handle that. Maybe someone can ...
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Linux: how can I run a script when I connect a monitor via HDMI?

I'm not very skilled and I've been at this for a few days, maybe someone has a solution. Nota: The PC monitor is DisplayPort. I need to display some data on the screen, this is easy with conky. I have ...
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Negative ram on conky

I've installed conky on arch linux with xfce as desktop. Ram used is not working properly. I'm getting negative ram used. screenshot Below is my config conky.config = { use_xft = true, ...
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Using cat in conky_parse doesn't work

I'm trying to show the name of my shell in conky. I can capture the name of the shell using this command: cat /proc/$$/comm But when I use this in my script.lua file, like this: text = 'Shell: ' .. ...
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How remove conky manager from Linux Mint

I would like to ask how to completely remove conky manager from Linux Mint. I used the following script link and sudo apt-get --purge remove conky conky-all but unsuccessfully Thank you
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rss weather for Mexico in conky

I want to show the weather for my location, Ensenada, BC, Mexico on conky. I have tried the following script: #!/bin/sh METRIC=1 #Should be 0 or 1; 0 for F, 1 for C if [ -z $1 ]; then echo echo "...
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How to configure a conky file?

How can I change the conky theme? I have the text(code) for conky vision but I have no idea what to do with it, or where to put it? I'm running Linux Mint btw
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How can I use conky with own_window_type=panel to create a conky window along the top edge of the screen which does not overlap with other windows?

I am wanting to create a conky window that sits on the top edge of my screen and has no overlap with maximimed or non-maximized windows. My attempts to use own_window with own_window_type=panel ...
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Conky and Wunderground Weather

I am editing my question for clarification... I am sorry for any confusion... The Conky syntax has changed with the latest version (I assumed users of the latest version of Conky was aware of that). ...
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conky causes xorg high cpu usage - ati/radeon acceleration issue

I'm running debian jessie and lately switched from fglrx video driver to free ati radeon driver. I've managed to set it up but I've noticed xorg is causing high CPU load: 30-50%. Googling a little bit,...
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Conky not autostarting on boot - Debian 8 (jessie)

I can't get Conky to autostart on boot. Heres the init-script I've got: #! /bin/sh # /etc/init.d/autoconky ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: autoconky # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog ...
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file names with space character in conk configuration

I am trying to load an image in Conky (running under Linux), where the image has got space characters in its path. like this: ${execp echo "\${image \"$(qdbus org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.vlc /org/mpris/...
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conky execpi command only reads first 256 bytes of output

I'm trying to set up conky with conkyForecastWU using a .conkyForecast.template. I include the forecast command as follows in my .conkyrc: ${execpi 1800 conkyForecastWU --template=~/.conkyForecast....
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Allow unprivileged user access to specific privileged files

I have a system running hardened Gentoo and I have installed Xorg, Fluxbox, and Conky together to create a minimal window manager desktop. Within this system I have 2 main users, root and my normal ...
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How to run a bash script and display any output in Conky?

The Bash script I’d like to run in Conky is a loop so only needs to be run once. It’s a monitoring script in case my VoIP router goes down. ${execi 3600 /home/justin/pingvoip} Conky doesn’t want to ...
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How to get the hostname of the router/access point I’m connected to?

I’m using Linux Mint 17 and am making a Conky script. I’d like it to display the hostname of the router/access point I’m connected to. I just don’t know the Linux command to get it.
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Gnome get list of tray notifications

Is there a way to get notifications from tray? My ideas is print with bash notifications to conky. I use Archlinux and gnome.
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How do I insert a constantly changing (dynamic) string from a text document into .conkyrc as an image path

I want to change the Clementine album art with each song. Essentially, I am trying to insert an image path in Conky that changes every few seconds. I have a script clementine.sh that runs every 5 ...
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Conky: if_match 95 > 'command output'

${if_match 95 >= execi 300 acpi -b|egrep -o '[0-9][0-9]'} ${exec mplayer -really-quiet /my/sda3/Sarah*&} ${endif} Any idea how to do this? I get: Conky: Bad arguments: '95 ' and ' execi 300 ...
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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: /usr/...
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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 https://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 transparency ...
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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 "http://www.weather.gov/alerts/wwarssget.php?zone=MDZ006"|...
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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?

Is it possible to change the update interval in Conky for specific variables? Can I change it just like I would change the font in a Conky?
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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 limit)....
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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 ...