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Questions tagged [conky]

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

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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 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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Bind conky to single worksapce

Is it possible to run different conky configuration on different workspaces? I've checked man conky, only to find the desktop directive, but that doesn't work. Conky still runs on all workspaces.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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?
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Plotting data from a text file on the desktop

I want to monitor some simulations I run In a way similar to how text monitor display data. I can easily generate a bunch of text files or image files with the data/plot I want to follow. How can I ...
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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 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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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 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 ...