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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    conky is hogging resources

    Conky is using 10 - 15% of my resources, which is a bit crazy since I have a Intel P4 3 GHZ dual core processor. Here is my .conkyrc

    # A comprehensive conky script, configured for use on
    # Ubuntu / Debian Gnome, without the need for any external scripts.
    # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
    own_window yes
    own_window_type override
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    # Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
    double_buffer yes
    # fiddle with window
    use_spacer yes
    use_xft yes
    "xftfont arial:size=16"
    # Update interval in seconds
    update_interval 3.0
    # Minimum size of text area
    # minimum_size 250 5
    # Draw shades?
    draw_shades no
    # Text stuff
    draw_outline no # amplifies text if yes
    draw_borders no
    font arial
    uppercase no # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
    # Stippled borders?
    stippled_borders 3
    # border margins
    border_margin 9
    maximum_width 280
    minimum_size 280
    # border width
    border_width 10
    # Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
    default_color grey
    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 30
    gap_y 30
    # stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen
    ${color orange}SYSTEM ${hr 2}$color
    $nodename $sysname $kernel on $machine
    ${color orange}CPU ${hr 2}$color
    ${freq}MHz   Load: ${loadavg}   Temp: ${acpitemp}
    ${cpugraph 000000 ffffff}
    ${color #ffcb48}Processes ${hr 2}
    ${color #98c2c7}NAME                PID      CPU%      MEM%
    ${color #e5e5e5}${top name 1}	${top pid 1}	${top cpu 1}	${top mem 1}
    ${color #e5e5e5}${top name 2}	${top pid 2}	${top cpu 2}	${top mem 2}
    ${color #e5e5e5}${top name 3}	${top pid 3}	${top cpu 3}	${top mem 3}
    ${color #e5e5e5}${top name 4}	${top pid 4}	${top cpu 4}	-get ${top mem 4}
    ${color orange}Highest MEM: ${hr 2}$color
      ${color #98c2c7}NAME               MEM%   PID 
      ${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 1}${top_mem mem 1}${top_mem pid 1}
      ${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 2}${top_mem mem 2}${top_mem pid 2}
      ${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 3}${top_mem mem 3}${top_mem pid 3}
      ${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 4}${top_mem mem 4}${top_mem pid 4}
    ${color orange}MEMORY / DISK ${hr 2}$color
    RAM:   $memperc%   ${membar 6}$color
    Swap:  $swapperc%   ${swapbar 6}$color
    Root:  ${fs_free_perc /}%   ${fs_bar 6 /}$color
    Home:  ${fs_free_perc /home}%   ${fs_bar 6 /home}$color
    ${color orange}NETWORK (${addr eth0}) ${hr 2}$color
    Down: $color${downspeed eth0} k/s ${alignr}Up: ${upspeed eth0} k/s
    ${downspeedgraph eth0 25,140 000000 ff0000} ${alignr}${upspeedgraph eth0
    25,140 000000 00ff00}$color
    Total: ${totaldown eth0} ${alignr}Total: ${totalup eth0}
    Inbound: ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 count} Outbound: ${tcp_portmon 32768
    61000 count}${alignr}Total: ${tcp_portmon 1 65535 count}
    ${color orange}LOGGING ${hr 2}$color
    ${execi 30 tail -n3 /var/log/messages | fold -w50}
    Uptime: $uptime
    they stole our revolution. we stole it back. they hired us to work on it. and now we're occupying the plant. -@mala

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    La Porte City, IA , USA

    Re: conky is hogging resources

    try only using one color,change Update interval lower and set
    --use_xft no

    see if that lowers it?
    keep it simple --it help on mine.
    Peace and Justice are two sides of the same coin.

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