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May 29th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Sharing mah conky config

Aloha all this is mah first post maybe this is not the place to post stuff related to conky but anyway the idea is that someone can use it if you like :P

Ok, it's is based in conky lunatico http://goo.gl/oZlyw but i add some features like incoming mail from Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail, and i add an RSS feed at left side.

example: http://i.imgur.com/LUHZv.jpg

So, let go to the point

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:conky-companions/ppa ; sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install conky-all conkyemail conkykeyring
More info about conky companions ---> https://launchpad.net/~conky-companions/+archive/ppa

Setting up:

Well... i'll paste mah three configurations files, and i tell what to do with that :D

File: "conkyrc_lunatico" http://paste.ubuntu.com/1012360/ Note: Change "USER", "MAIL" and "PASSWD" values in order to fetch the incoming mails

File: "conky_lunatico.lua" http://paste.ubuntu.com/1012612/

File: "conkyrc_rss" http://paste.ubuntu.com/1012603/

File: "RSS scripts" http://ubuntuone.com/6FpSBESJAa6tFcrlAZkfhC

Now, create a hidden folder in your $HOME called ".conky" and move the "conkyrc_lunatico" file and "conky_lunatico.lua" into it
mkdir $HOME/.conky

Then, create a hidden folder in your $HOME called ".conky_rss" and move the "conkyrc_rss" file into it
mkdir $HOME/.conky_rss

Finally, create a folder called "scripts" into the ".conky" folder and move all the RSS scripts into it
mkdir $HOME/.conky/scripts

You are done!! :) from here, you can start up conky calling the "conkyrc_lunatico" and "conkyrc_rss"
conky -c $HOME/.conky/conkyrc_lunatico
conky -c $HOME/.conky_rss/conkyrc_rss

Starting up conky automatically:

So, if you wish, you can start up both conky automatically, making two smalls scripts and calling them using "Startup Applications"

Script One: ".run_conky" http://paste.ubuntu.com/1012657/ (http://paste.ubuntu.com/1012657/)

Script Two: ".run_conky_rss" http://paste.ubuntu.com/1012661/

Once you have those script, run them with "Startup Applications" at boot, clicking on "add" button and completing the fills this way for ".conky_lunatico":


and this way for ".conkyrc_rss"


Sorry for mah english i helped mah self using google translate :P have fun, hope it usefull, greetings lovely comunity