Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X that displays information on your desktop.

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Passing custom variable from conky to lua

I am trying to use this rings script to make nice rings appear on my desktop. It allows for customization, addition of more rings, or so it says. How do I feed the output of my python script to these ...
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Add USB space in conky

I'm setting conky and I'd like to add the usb space, I use: $font${color DimGray}/ $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}% ${fs_bar /} for the full hdd, what should I write ...
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How does CPU frequency work in conky?

I'm setting up conky and I would like to add the CPU frequency, but if I put ${freq_g cpu0} Ghz I get 1.2Ghz. Why is that? My CPU is 2.8Ghz.
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How cpu works in conky

I' m trying to setup conky and I saw that I can use from cpu0 to cpu4 CPU0 ${cpu cpu0}% ${cpubar cpu0} CPU1 ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpubar cpu1} CPU2 ${cpu cpu2}% ${cpubar cpu2} CPU3 ${cpu cpu3}% ${cpubar ...
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How to change the language for date command?

I'm using vnstat together with conky. To show the monthly traffic I'm mixing vnstat and grep to find the month. The command to collect the data is ${execi 3600 vnstat -m -i wlan0 | grep "$(date ...
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Creating Conky text variables with zero padding?

I've got a strange issue with my Conky setup: What I'm looking to get rid of/fix is the fact that my CPU percentages (using ${cpu cpuX}) won't seem to pad properly. I'd like all values to be ...
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Running a program automatically?

There is a Linux program I like which is Conky, when I run conky -c mycustomconf.txt it runs fine. I want this program to run automatically when I start my computer, without having to type in the ...
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How do I pipe notifications into my statusbar?

I am trying to instate a more graphically minimal notification system in Arch Linux. Specifically, I've taken interest with programs such as dzen2 or conky that allow for more text-based status bars. ...
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Conky positioning?

I'm using conky in fluxbox on Arch, and don't like the position of conky on startup. It's pops up in the middle of the screen when I startup. Is there a way to set the position of conky on the screen ...
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What's the right way to display system sound volume in conky?

What's the right way of displaying system sound volume in conky ? I don't have /dev/mixer file, and without an external command, is it possible ? Conky 1.9.0
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Can conky float over maximized windows?

My idea is to use a minimized conky window on the desktop to show basically CPU and memory data all the time. Is this possible with Conky?
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How to set conkys window width?

I use the following .conkyrc: The key Question: How can I set the window width, so that I could have a wider "window" for my stuff? background yes use_xft yes xftfont Terminus:size=8 xftalpha 0.8 ...
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Conky buffer too small?

e.g.: my sample conkyrc (the last line is the only important part!): background yes use_xft yes xftfont Terminus:size=8 xftalpha 0.8 update_interval 5.0 total_run_times 0 double_buffer yes own_window ...
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conky: proper column alignment

Say I want something like the following in my .conkyrc NAME PID CPU% MEM% ${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1} ${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ...