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    Unity + Conky?

    I've tried searching but haven't found if conky is working with unity.
    So, my question is firstly, is it?
    And, secondly, can someone walk me through the installation? I tried to follow guides on Ubuntu 10.04 but it crashed my OS.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    Yes , the conky-all package is running in unity as I type , but have not tried any configuration scripts yet . I'm sill in the hunt for a good tutorial .
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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    Yeah I definitely need some step-by-step easy-to-follow guide, last time i wrecked my OS.

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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    I found a method to run a .conkyrc I found @ gnome look but when I try to run it I get an error . The script seems to be looking for library I don't have. This the error if anyone can help .

    Conky: invalid configuration file '/home/david/.conkyrc'

    Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting
    ***** Imlib2 Developer Warning ***** :
    This program is calling the Imlib call:

    imlib_context_free();

    With the parameter:

    context

    being NULL. Please fix your program.
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; May 8th, 2011 at 06:58 PM.
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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    I have my Conky running ! The instructions I used stated that a folder be made in hidden folders for the .conkyrc and this was the problem. I simply had to copy and paste the newly named .conkyrc into the home directory with no folder. I chose this theme because I'm running unity.
    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=140243
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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    This is the method I used for a Conky theme.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install conky-all
    Copy and paste text from the theme download page to Gedit , save as .conkyrc and save to home . Open terminal , type conky and select enter.
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; May 8th, 2011 at 08:00 PM.
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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    excellent, thank you

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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    i'm not savvy enough to recode this, is there an easy way to add the weather, perhaps headlines from news sites? things like that?

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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    if i click anywhere on the desktop whilst conky is running it vanishes, do you experience this as well?

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    Re: Unity + Conky?

    Here are some themes I found after I installed and they should install the same way. I will see what I can find on the disappearing issue. I read something earlier about it.
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/3-bea...gurations.html
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