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Conky

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This conky config script is an all in one completed and slightly modified and fixed script posted here: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=70929&forumpage=2 by lucky-luk.
After what I have suffered to make this nice conky thing running, decided to give it to others and save their pain.
It should work with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. The only thing I dont know how to manage is to make conky not to dissappear from desktop if it is set up to start on start-up. Oh yes - and if I run it by Alt-F2 typing conky, I dont see a weather symbol. It doesnt happen if its run from terminal. Weird. If you figure out why, please write it here for others - and me :)
Another thing: the package includes all fonts needed for it. I THINK they are all free, but in case they are not, write me and I will remove it.
Includes a readme for dummies, also legend is in english, not like in screenshot.
Enjoy!

abh83

11 years ago

I followed all the instructions in the readme but i get this error msg when i type conky in the terminal:

Conky: can't open '/sys/bus/platform/devices/thinkpad_hwmon/temp2_input': No such file or directory
please check your device or remove this var from Conky


I installed hddtemp from synaptic but a window popped up asking me if i wanted to tick off autostart (or something similar) i left it blank.

could tis be the issue?

help is appreciated!

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truckerbomb

11 years ago

>>"The only thing I dont know how to manage is to make conky not to dissappear from desktop if it is set up to start on start-up."

I had that same problem, caused by Conky starting before Compiz-Fusion. Try starting Conky with a script that will delay it starting until after CF is finished loading. Try:

.conky-startup.sh

#!/bin/bash
sleep 15 && conky;

then run in terminal: chmod +x .conky-startup.sh

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snkiz01

11 years ago

on Ubuntu I just change the priority in the session so Compiz starts first

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palban83

11 years ago

hi, i installed all fonts needs for configure conky, but when i run it font does not load. I use Gentoo distro and i put all in fonts://. From Gnome session i can use all fonts, but not in conky :(

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sw0rd27

11 years ago

Gentoo compiles Conky without support for truetype fonts by default. Add "truetype" to your USE flags or to your package.use file. Check the Gentoo wiki for more instructions.

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palban83

11 years ago

thank u very much. Conky work fine now :)

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Yuuki

11 years ago

I am not sure, cause Im not familiar with gentoo, but this happened to me in ubuntu also. what it fixed, was to manually move/copy fonts under the directory described in README: /usr/share/fonts/truetype
Reason: I think, that if you use "fonts://" command, it will display to you only folder .fonts which is sitting in your home directory. But conky needs priviledges from users group STAFF. Well, I dont know it for sure, merely guessing, but it really helped me to do it like I said...

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