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    Conky on Ubuntu 11.10

    Hey guys, King noob here, this has probably be asked many times but i cant find it, so sorry.

    Im trying to get conky working, i have the conkyrc file and the conky theme i want

    Code:
    # UBUNTU-CONKY
    # A comprehensive conky script, configured for use on
    # Ubuntu / Debian Gnome, without the need for any external scripts.
    #
    # Based on conky-jc and the default .conkyrc.
    # INCLUDES:
    # - tail of /var/log/messages 
    # - netstat connections to your computer
    #
    # -- Pengo (conky@pengo.us)
    #
    
    # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
    own_window yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
    background no
    
    # Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
    double_buffer yes
    
    # fiddle with window
    use_spacer yes
    use_xft yes
    
    # Update interval in seconds
    update_interval 3.0
    
    # Minimum size of text area
    minimum_size 400 5
    
    # Draw shades?
    draw_shades yes
    
    # Text stuff
    draw_outline no # amplifies text if yes
    draw_borders no
    
    uppercase no # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
    
    # Stippled borders?
    stippled_borders 8
    
    # border margins
    border_margin 4
    
    # border width
    border_width 1
    
    # Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
    default_color white
    default_shade_color black
    default_outline_color white
    
    own_window_colour brown
    own_window_transparent yes
    
    # Text alignment, other possible values are commented
    #alignment top_left
    alignment top_right
    #alignment bottom_left
    #alignment bottom_right
    
    # Gap between borders of screen and text
    gap_x 10
    gap_y 10
    
    # stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen
    
    override_utf8_locale no
    xftfont Terminus:size=8
    xftalpha 0.8
    
    TEXT
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}${time %a, } ${color }${time %e %B %G}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}${time %Z,    }${color }${time %H:%M:%S}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}UpTime: ${color }$uptime
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Kern:${color }$kernel
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}CPU:${color } $cpu% ${acpitemp}C
    ${offset 240}${cpugraph 20,130 000000 ffffff}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Load: ${color }$loadavg
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Processes: ${color }$processes  
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Running:   ${color }$running_processes
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Highest CPU:
    ${offset 240}${color #ddaa00} ${top name 1}${top_mem cpu 1}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 2}${top cpu 2}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 3}${top cpu 3}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top name 4}${top cpu 4}
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}Highest MEM:
    ${offset 240}${color #ddaa00} ${top_mem name 1}${top_mem mem 1}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 2}${top_mem mem 2}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 3}${top_mem mem 3}
    ${offset 240}${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 4}${top_mem mem 4}
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}MEM:  ${color } $memperc% $mem/$memmax
    ${offset 240}${membar 3,100}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}SWAP: ${color }$swapperc% $swap/$swapmax
    ${offset 240}${swapbar 3,100}
    
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}ROOT:    ${color }${fs_free /}/${fs_size /}
    ${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}HOME:  ${color }${fs_free /home}/${fs_size /home}
    ${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /home}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}SLACK:  ${color }${fs_free /mnt/slack}/${fs_size /mnt/slack}
    ${offset 240}${fs_bar 3,100 /mnt/slack}
    ${offset 240}${color slate grey}NET: 
    ${offset 240}${color}Up: ${color }${upspeed eth0} k/s
    ${offset 240}${upspeedgraph eth0 20,130 000000 ffffff}
    ${offset 240}${color}Down: ${color }${downspeed eth0}k/s${color}
    ${offset 240}${downspeedgraph eth0 20,130 000000 ffffff}

    But its not working when i save it, i came from crunchbang and conky was so easy there. Maybe im missing something.

    If anyone could help me out, that would be great..

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    Re: Conky on Ubuntu 11.10

    You may have done this but here it goes.
    Code:
     sudo apt-get install conky-all
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
    Code:
    sudo sensors-detect
    Answer Yes to all questions and close the terminal

    Name the theme text any name conkyrc and save.Copy the conkyrc to home and press Ctrl + H to show hidden folders. Rename the text file .conkyrc and close home. Use Alt + F2 and type conky.

    Themes with Lua rings will require different types of hidden folders.

    Edit: You may have to play with the x-y alignment if using Unity.
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; February 20th, 2013 at 12:28 AM. Reason: Add
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    Re: Conky on Ubuntu 11.10

    Life saver, thanks.

    Just one more thing, if i want to change my conky theme later, do i just paste it in conkyrc, save it and run conky again..

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    Re: Conky on Ubuntu 11.10

    Delete the old .conkyrc and add the new to hidden folders. I keep my original rc files in a folder and copy to home when I want to use them.
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    Re: Conky on Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhunter01 View Post
    Life saver, thanks.

    Just one more thing, if i want to change my conky theme later, do i just paste it in conkyrc, save it and run conky again..
    You can run different versions of conky by using the --config flag

    Code:
    conky --config path to file
    This way you don't have to erase your old and known to work conkyrc file.
    I just create a hidden folder .conky and throw all my "let's see if this will work" conkyrc files in it.
    Then to launch just run the above command with the path and name(You can name it whatever you'd like, not just conkyrc)
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