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

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cairo graphics inside my_conky.lua is eating memory when i use surface_create_from_png

i tried adding images to my conky.lua with the following function function drawimage(cr,img) image = cairo_image_surface_create_from_png (img) cairo_set_source_surface (cr, image, screen.x, ...
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Conky variable concatenation

My problems is to merge these two functions into one: ${fs_bar 6 dev/sr0} or ${fs_bar 6 /run/media/'home folder name'/'dvd label'} blkid -s LABEL -o value /dev/sr0 I want to obtain a sort of this: ...
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Display Chinese and English Characters Conky

So I'm trying to add kind of a word of the day thing to conky, but with Chinese words. There's a few ways I've tried this and with no success. I have my words saved in a csv file formatted like 电脑,...
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Conky auto startup in Fedora 28

This is recurring question yet I cannot make one program (conky) to automatically start when GNOME 3 starts. In ~/.config/autostart I have the following file: cat ~/.config/autostart/conky.desktop [...
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How to do math manipulation with variables in conky?

This is part of my conky code. conky.config = { alignment = 'top_right', background = true, color2 = '2ECC71', cpu_avg_samples = 2, default_color = 'FFFFFF', double_buffer = ...
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how to display lsb_release info in Conky?

i'd like to display the output of lsb_release -ds in my Conky display. ftr, in my current installation that would output Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia. i had thought of assigning the output of that command ...
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Conky widgets wont render some of their graphics

os: Arch desktop: gnome conky version: 1.10.8-2 + conky-manager-2.4-2 Widgets used: conky seamod (conky_manager default), conky rings the problem when using one of those widgets a very spesific ...
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Can I list logins on Conky?

I would like to list the last 3 logins on conky so it would look something like this username 1/1/2018 12:15 - 12:21 (00:06) The format can very.
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Conky i3bar not recognizing spaces

I redid my i3bar recently with conky. This morning when I woke up the there were un-recognized characters symbols in my bar (where there are spaces in my conkyrc file). Nothing has really changed to ...
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bash command to get distribution and version only

I am trying to get the distribution name and version number to enter into conky.  I am currently using the following rpm --query centos-release resulting in centos-release 7-4.1708.e17.centos....
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How can I create a custom conky bar for diskio in Linux?

I am using conky 1.10.3 (conky-all) in Ubuntu 16.10 (x86-64), kernel 4.8.0-59-generic, Cinnamon 3.0.7. How can I create a bar for diskio (actually, one for diskio_read and another for diskio_write)? ...
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How can I use output of a execi in a conky in a subsequent line

I'm not a coder, just someone who is trying to work with conky for default distribution with a Linux distro. Here I am trying to get automatic net setup. Following posts here and elsewhere, I am able ...
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Append new lines to stream, until certain number is reached

I'm using this command, which searches pacman.log for packages updated today and converts them into a conky string: tail -500 /var/log/pacman.log | grep -e "\[$(date +"%Y-%m-%d") [0-5][0-9]:[0-9][0-...
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DeaDBeeF progressbar for conky (cipricus code)

Hello cipricus or someone that can help. I'm just started using deadbeef conky progressbar by cipricus Very nice script i must say, but... I got an issue, if deadbeef is stoped, the progressbar ...
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How to uninstall conky

I downloaded conky from github: https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky then I installed it using this method: $ mkdir build $ cd build $ ccmake /home/user/conky # this will launch a curses-based UI ...
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How to output a date/time as “20 minutes ago” or “9 days ago”, etc

I run rsync as a cron job and display the last backup via conky (i.e. "Last backup 2017 05 12 14:22:20"). I would like to display my last backup as "2 days ago" or "4 hours ago", rather than just ...
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Create a very thin conky window?

I am currently attempting to configure my Conky layout. I would like a very thin panel behind the text to go across a portion of my screen (something like 20 pixels high by 400 pixels wide). Having ...
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In conky, how can I show a progress-bar for the track playing in Deadbeef?

I had a simple conky script for the Deadbeef audio player: The part that is concerned with the lines above is this: TEXT ${color 3399FF}${alignr}db audio is playing: #${alignr} ${color FFFFFF}${...
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Configuring Conky to report disk quota usage

Recently I learned how to set up per-user quotas on Debian, and now I'd like to add some quota information to Conky. I've read up a bit on the .conkyrc config, but I'm really struggling with the ...
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Troubleshooting: which file contains the error?

I currently try to get gcalcli working with conky. Everything looking good so far, I am just stuck on 1 error: error: argument command: invalid choice: 'calw2' Which makes sense. It should be calw 2 ...
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Why won't this conky config stick to background in i3wm?

Having issues with my i3wm conky config. When "own_window = yes" the clock displayed in this file always stays on top of all my windows. And it won't display if I set the value to no. my conky file: (...
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Name the process using the most CPU without leading or trailing spaces

I use the variable ${top name 1} in Conky to display the name of the process utilizing the most CPU. The default size of top_name_width=15. I've tried the following Conky settings with no success ...
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Conky appears above other windows when started with xinit

I have two conky windows that start with xinit. One uses the old syntax and works perfectly. The other uses the new syntax and works perfectly when started from the terminal. However, when started ...
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How can I create my own custom progress bar in Conky?

I have started using Conky some days ago, and I'm willing to create my own configuration. I have added some colors, cool ASCII art and learned the basics. However, I don't like the default progress ...
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Can Conky perform basic maths nativly?

I would like to perform basic, arbitrary maths without writing a lua function for it. One (non-working) example might be: ${${loadavg 1}*100)}% If this were possible then many other uses might be ...
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conky attempt to call nil value

I've been tweaking my conky config and getting the error conky: llua_do_call: function conky_cpu execution failed: attempt to call a nil value The function conky_cpu resides in ~/.conky_cpu.lua. ...
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Is it possible to loop in conky

Is there a way to loop in conky? For example, I have my .conky script that displays cpu load, however, it has to be reconfigured when I move to another machine. A trivial script like sudo grep "...
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CPU graph not functioning properly

My conky's cpu graph appears to not be functioning properly. It is just a block as per the screenshot that does not respond to actual cpu usage. Kind of annoying. I have also attached my conkyrc. I ...
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set color of conky

I want to set the color of a line to a specific shade of yellow (but not just yellow). I set it like this: ${font LCDMono:bold:size=20}${color yellow}Uptime:$color $uptime Where all the line has ...
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What is the Lua language used in Conky script?

I've been experimenting with Linux on a spare PC using Crunchbang so that I can try changing things and tinker. The Conky system monitor is fun to work with and changes are immediately seen, so it's a ...
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Conky wrong alignment at startup in Debian under VMware

When I start my Debian running inside a VMWare, the screen resolution for the login is a small square, like 800x600. After the login, the screen goes full 1680x1050. The result: Conky is ALWAYS ...
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How to align text in the middle of two ${hr}s?

I wanted to have two horizontal green lines on either side of the label for the sections of my conky, but when I try and do that, I get the green line taking up the entire horizontal space and no ...
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.conkyrc - how to set real transparency

It's long time I'm trying to fix my .conkyrc configuration file in order to set real transparency. There are many post out there about it, but none of them helped in my case, it seems the solution ...
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directory size in conky

Conky is a system monitor software. I want to display the directory size of /usr and /var. Unfortunately I did not found any conky command so i made my own. /usr $alignr${exec du -sch /usr | head -n1 ...
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Conky: round ${top cpu 1}

I have ${top cpu 1} that show me for example 13.34. Is it possible to round this to 13?
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What's wrong with this conky config? It's dog slow and doesn't display most of the text

It looks fine other than that it runs very slowly and I don't get any text beyond the 9th line or so. Window is the right size. I've got this feeling like Conky is the wrong tool for this. For the ...
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How can I display ANSI color in a CLI conky display?

Ideally, I could use something like colortail or multitail and have conky configured to pass the color through, if that is possible. If not, then I need a way to do it some other way. Apologies for ...
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conky config issue with wheight

I copied this config https://www.gefoo.org/simple-conky-configuration-plainconky.html and I know it worked out just fine when I start testing it. But suddenly I can't see it full. And I did not make ...
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Adding a systemd .service (Debian)

I'm following this tutorial (https://kezhong.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/creating-my-own-systemd-service-files-on-fedora-16x86_64/) to add a new systemd .service, but it doesn't work, i did step by step ...
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How to sync Google Calendar gcalcli with Conky/Desktop?

I want to sync my Google Calendar with the Linux Mint 17.2 desktop; preferably through Conky. I'm aware of a method using Thunderbird but I'd rather have it set up as described here. Following the ...
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Formatting VGA info to conky

I'm trying get conky working on my system, and I'm stuck on how to format a specific shell variable to display my VGA. From shell I get my VGA using: lspci | grep VGA The output: 01:00.0 VGA ...
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What is ~/.cache/weather.xml?

I use a clock-date-weather conky and I noticed that it is related to the file ~/.cache/weather.xml. I am curious: was this file created by conky or by what other program? Is it present on the system ...
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How to make this conky (Conky Vision) use other language than English?

I want to use this conky script: Conky Vision But I don't want the days of the week to be displayed in English. When I change my locale to another language, the day of today is displayed in that ...
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Dynamic conky variable argument

I'm trying to use conky's image variable in a way that it read the image file path from a file or a pipe. Something like ${image ${execp cat /home/r1y4n/.conky/imagepath.txt} -p 30,0 -s 150x150 } But ...
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Conky display problem on restart “extra newlines”

I've been using conky for a while and been tweaking it every once in a while but lately I've got this problem. When I restart conky or the system, it displays extra new lines but when I make a ...
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Large space under text above HR in conky

I have this simple .conkyrc config: own_window yes own_window_type conky own_window_argb_visual yes own_window_argb_value 255 own_window_transparent yes own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,...
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Conky block padding Archlinux

I'm not sure if my question was discussed lately and that's why create new topic. The problem is that my conkу widget not looking as I want it to. Because of image size I decided to put it here. My ...
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Autostarting Conky Weird Behaviour

I've set conky to be started after logging in by creating the file conky.sh in /usr/local/bin, and adding the entry conky.sh to the Xfce startup applications list. conky.sh contains the following text:...
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Conky top bar that stretches across the whole screen

How does a minimal conky config look like to draw a persistent top bar that stretches horizontally across the entire visible screen?
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How can I embed a console app's output into my X11 desktop?

I'd like to view NetHogs output on my desktop. For example, do any Conky or applets on Cinnamon exist, so I don't need to have a terminal open all the time?