View Full Version : [all variants] Some questions about conky

March 30th, 2012, 09:49 PM
I downloaded Conky system monitor today, and I really like it, but I've had some trouble aligning certain things.

I'm using a Gmail script I found here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=680265), as well as a BBC News RSS feed. I want to have the contents of both aligned to the right, but unfortunately if I put " ${alignr} " at the beginning of a line, only the first news item will be aligned to the right, and the rest to the left - if I do this with the email line, only the line telling me how many emails I have is aligned. Is there any way to fix this?

I also want to know if it's possible to integrate URLs into Conky so that I could be able to go to the news website when I've read the RSS feed.

This is my Conky script, which I based on something I found online (I've left out the " ${alignr} " instructions for the RSS feed and email script):

# Use Xft?
use_xft yes
xftfont DejaVu Sans:size=8
xftalpha 0.8
text_buffer_size 2048

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1.0

# This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
# Set to zero to run forever.
total_run_times 0

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window no
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 180 0
#maximum_width 100

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 0

# border margins
border_margin 0

# border width
border_width 0

# Default colors and also border colors
default_color grey
#default_shade_color black
#default_outline_color grey
own_window_colour grey

# 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
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 35
gap_y 35

# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# number of cpu samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
cpu_avg_samples 10

# Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
override_utf8_locale yes

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about? This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer none


${voffset -42}${font OpenLogos:size=150}v
${voffset -275}${font DejaVu Sans:size=8}SYSTEM ${hr 2}
${voffset 2}${font StyleBats:size=16}${font} Kernel: ${alignr -2}${kernel}
${font StyleBats:size=16}${font} CPU 0: ${cpu cpu0}% ${alignr}${cpubar cpu0 8,60}
${font StyleBats:size=16}${font} CPU 1: ${cpu cpu1}% ${alignr}${cpubar cpu1 8,60}
${font StyleBats:size=16}${font} RAM: $memperc% ${alignr}${membar 8,60}
${font StyleBats:size=16}${font} SWAP: $swapperc% ${alignr}${swapbar 8,60}
${font StyleBats:size=16}${font} HD: ${fs_used /} ${alignr}${fs_bar 8,60 /}
${font StyleBats:size=16}${font} Uptime: ${alignr}${uptime}

TIME ${hr 2}
${alignr 48}${font Arial Black:size=16}${time %H:%M:%S}${font}
${alignr}${time %A %d %B %Y}


NAME $alignr CPU RAM
${top name 1} $alignr ${top cpu 1}% ${top mem 1}%
${top name 2} $alignr ${top cpu 2}% ${top mem 2}%
${top name 3} $alignr ${top cpu 3}% ${top mem 3}%
${top name 4} $alignr ${top cpu 4}% ${top mem 4}%
${top name 5} $alignr ${top cpu 5}% ${top mem 5}%

EMAILS ${hr 2} ${alignr}
${execi 60 perl ${alignr} ~/scripts/gmail.pl e}

BBC NEWS ${hr 2} ${alignr}
${rss feeds.bbci.co.uk/news/rss.xml 1 item_titles 3 }Thanks in advance for any help. I'd be happy to provide screenshots if necessary.

Frogs Hair
March 31st, 2012, 01:26 AM
Disregard , My error .

March 31st, 2012, 05:31 AM
seek out the main conky config/screenshot thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281865
more likely to get an answer there

it is possible to do what you want, it just isnt easy and requires lua scripts, you cant do it with regular conky