View Full Version : [ubuntu] Conky Hung Up?

June 30th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Whenever I try to start conky I get hung up at the following:

X@X:~$ conky
Conky: $endif: no matching $if_*
Conky: forked to background, pid is 15376
Conky: desktop window (14000a8) is subwindow of root window (ab)
Conky: window type - normal
Conky: drawing to created window (0x4c00001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer

What am I doing wrong?

June 30th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Can you post your config? From the error it just means that you have too many $endif's, one is not matched to an $if statement.

June 30th, 2009, 07:41 PM
I pretty much copied and pasted bits from a bunch of people and tweaked it, so idk a lot of the proper syntax.

background yes
use_xft yes
xftfont 123:size=8
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 3.0
total_run_times 0
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
minimum_size 250 5
maximum_width 400
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color gray
default_shade_color red
default_outline_color green
alignment top_right
gap_x 10
gap_y 10
no_buffers no
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 1
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer right
text_buffer_size 256


${font openlogos:size=20}U${font Arial:size=20}${color 911919}GNU${color Ivory}LINUX${font openlogos:size=20}t

${voffset -90}
${color DimGray}
${font Arial:bold:size=10}${color 911919}SYSTEM ${color DarkSlateGray} ${hr 2}
$font${color DimGray}$sysname $kernel $alignr $machine
Intel Pentium D $alignr${freq_g cpu0}Ghz
Uptime $alignr${uptime}
File System $alignr${fs_type}

${font Arial:bold:size=10}${color 911919}PROCESSORS ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
$font${color DimGray}CPU1 ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpubar cpu1}
${font Arial:bold:size=10}${color 911919}MEMORY ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
$font${color DimGray}MEM $alignc $mem / $memmax $alignr $memperc%

${font Arial:bold:size=10}${color 911919}HDD ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
$font${color DimGray}Root: $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}%
${fs_bar /}
Doman: $alignc ${fs_used /home} / ${fs_size /home} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /home}%
${fs_bar /home}

${font Arial:bold:size=10}${color 911919}TOP PROCESSES ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
${color DimGray}$font${top_mem name 2}${alignr}${top mem 2} %
$font${top_mem name 3}${alignr}${top mem 3} %
$font${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${top mem 4} %
$font${top_mem name 5}${alignr}${top mem 5} %

${font Arial:bold:size=10}${color 911919}NETWORK ${color DarkSlateGray}${hr 2}
SSID: $alignr ${wireless_essid wlan0}
Connection quality: $alignr ${wireless_link_qual_perc wlan0}%

$font${color DimGray}IP on wlan0 $alignr ${addr wlan0}
$font${color DimGray}IP on eth0 $alignr ${addr eth0}

Down $alignr ${downspeed eth0} kb/s
Up $alignr ${upspeed eth0} kb/s

Downloaded: $alignr ${totaldown eth0}
Uploaded: $alignr ${totalup eth0}


June 30th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Edit: I've changed a lot in there and figured it out. I still have that hanging If statement I think though.


$font${color DimGray}IP on wlan0 $alignr ${addr wlan0}
$font${color DimGray}IP on eth0 $alignr ${addr eth0}
isn't working. I assume it's because wlan0 and eth0 aren't the right variables. I'm leaning towards the unix equiv. of ipconfig, but I don't know. Thoughts?

Also, is there a way to make multiple columns?

June 30th, 2009, 08:18 PM
I think it's just hanging from the very last line $endif as there don't seem to be any if statements within the config, so delete that and you should be sorted as far as that error is concerned.

Check the ouput of ifconfig and iwconfig in the terminal, these will list your network devices. It is possible that your wireless interface is wrong and is something like ath0, eth1 or something (though I thought conky usually gave an error on that).

For columns there are two choices I think really. The first choice is to have 2 separate config files with different placement and size options, and launching them like:
conky -c config1; conky -c config2The second option is to use the goto variable:
column1${goto 50}column2

Edit: for the network problem, is only one of the interfaces displaying properly as I believe only on connection can be active at a time by default so conky will only give the info for the active connection.