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

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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 above full screen

I would like to run an instance of conky on top, that is, to always be visible. I tried to use own_window yes own_window_type normal own_window_class conky own_window_transparent no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Increasing conky height

Is there any way to change the height of a conky window? .conkyrc background no update_interval 1 cpu_avg_samples 2 net_avg_samples 2 override_utf8_locale yes double_buffer yes no_buffers yes ...
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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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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 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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conky execi doesn't execute on startup

In my .conkyrc file I use some shell-scripts and call it via {execi}. The problem is it doesn't execute these scripts on startup, e.g. get_public_ip.sh doesn't need to get called every 30 seconds ...
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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 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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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 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 "+%h")...
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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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Conky on multiple display?

I have an external display that show the right part of my screen (--right-of option in xrandr), And my conky panel was just gone. (occupies space, but not visible on both display) What I want is the ...
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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 aligned ...
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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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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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Formatting quotes from the fortune to use it with conky

I'm using fortune cookie outputs in my conky script. My fortune output is in the following format: Text1 : Some message including( line break tags, e.g. and comma(,),=,semicolon(;) like symbols) ...
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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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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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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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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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What does Conky update interval update and how to tune it?

As I understand, conky_update reloads the whole conky window every time. So, if I have rss fetching there and some scripts running they all rerun every few seconds. Is this right? Can I make the rss ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can conky monitor other Linux computers on the network?

I know conky can monitor my personal computer, but can it monitor the other Linux servers I have on the network? I'd like to see data on CPU and memory usage and some critical processes each server ...
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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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Display conky always only on LVDS screen

I use the following settings in my .conkyrc to display a top bar on my laptop screen (LVDS). background yes update_interval 60 total_run_times 0 # Show umlauts override_utf8_locale yes # Font ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...