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CONKY-COLORS by helmuthdu CONKY-COLORS by helmuthdu
Now it's easy to customize your desktop!

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

CONKY-colors is an easier way to configure Conky.

This conky script support multilanguage:
Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian

How to install
Go to a terminal and type:
$sudo apt-get install aptitude python-keyring python-statgrab ttf-ubuntu-font-family hddtemp curl lm-sensors conky-all
$sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp
$sudo sensors-detect #answering Yes (default) to all questions, even that last one that defaults to No

Now restart your session

Download and extract the conky-colors.zip and type in terminal in the same directory that has been extracted.
$make
$sudo make install
$conky-colors {options}

$conky-colors --help [for help]

Ex: if your cpu is quad-core and you want the noble color, with hd, network and pidgin monitor and all in portuguese
conky-colors --theme=gnome-noble --lang=en --cpu=4 --network --hd=default --pidgin

For a working photo widget you need to specify a file or directory in conkyPhoto or conkyPhotoRandom script in ~/.conkycolors/bin/

Update your font cache:
$sudo fc-cache -v -f

+++ Kaivalagi's Scripts (Included in conky-colors) +++
Conky SSL Mail Script: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.ph…
Conky Pidgin Script: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.ph…
Conky Rhythmbox Script: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.ph…
Conky Banshee Script: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.ph…
Conky Exaile Script: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.ph…
+++ If you can, say thanks to him for this great work +++

in terminal type conky -c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc.

To run conky at startup, go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications, click "Add" and add the path to the conkyStart file[/usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyStart]

that's all folks!

OPTIONS FROM THE SCREENSHOT:
conky-colors --cpu=2 --calendar --photord --clementine=cd --hd=default --network --theme=wise
conky-colors --sls --weather=brxx0043 --theme=orange
conky-colors --cairo --cpu=2 --clock=cairo --network --theme=blue
conky-colors --ring --network --theme=red
conky-colors --slim --w=1440 --h=900 --theme=white --weather=brxx0043
conky-colors --board --w=1440 --h=900 --theme=cyan

KWON PROBLEMS:
Lua/bash scripts work with conky 1.8.1, but most of the python scripts still doesnt;
SLS MODE only work with lm-sensors configured
The position of the photo and cover may be wrong bc in ubuntu the space between the widgets is different from Archlinux

HELP WITH CONKY:
ubuntuforums.org/showthread.ph…

REPORT BUGS:
github.com/helmuthdu/conky_col…

Changelog:
9.0
* Complete new icon set, replaced most of the fonts with the new conkycolors font family;
* Widgets review;
* Refactory all hd scripts to use python 3;
* Many, many, many bugfixes;
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:iconandreya96:
andreya96 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2014
sudo apt-get install python-statgrab
Unable to locate package python-statgrab

how to fix this???


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:iconalexanderprofane:
Same here. Ubuntu 14.04.

Edit: It looks like it was removed from the 14.04 repositories because it's not yet ready for libstatgrab 0.90 API. I don't know if it can be compiled from source instead, but this explains why it's not yet available.
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philippe972 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
hello
i want to know is this script is available on fedora 20 ?
thanks
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roiikkata Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you just taught me the basics of using conky by reading the info here and some of the questions answers in the comments
thanks!

so awesomme .. O _ O .. lol .. 

heres the screenshot of mine i uploaded on tinypic just now


screenshot
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Rosesnakes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I have Ubuntu 13.10.
I followed the instructions step by step, but when i try to start the program with the command  "-c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc", the terminal repeats this message to me many times:

/usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyYahooWeather: 22: /usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyYahooWeather: Syntax error: "(" unexpected (expecting "fi")
Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_main execution failed: /usr/share/conkycolors/scripts/conkySlim.lua:37: assertion failed!

what can be the problem?

Thank you!
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roiikkata Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
try it all again and read carefully
some things in the instructions arent step by step, theyre reminders or separate instructions for something else

maybe uninstall and reinstall it
i have 13.10, also . im actually on it right now

what it looks like to me is that it needs to be reinstalled and you followed the directions step by step instead of understanding them .. theyre hard to explain so i wont do it myself, on here ..
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jimkf90 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Hello! I am thoroughly enjoying this conky script (thank you!), but there is a small annoyance I wish I knew how to fix.

When using --calendarm, the icon is a garbled star, and not the calendar icon I get when using --calendar. My brain cannot comprehend a calendar where sunday is the first day of the week, but --calendarm ruins my beautiful desktop. I wish I could fix the --calendarm-icon.

Any help would be appreciated!
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EvgeniusDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Oo strange. When I change in conkyHD1.py this string -

if (device is "/"):
to
if(device == "/"):

the named device "/" to "Root" work good!

I dont know why, but I tested this simple examle:


Python 2.7.3 (default, Jan 2 2013, 13:56:14)
[GCC 4.7.2] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> device = "/"
>>> if (device is "/"):
... devicename="Root"
...
>>> print (""+devicename+"")
Root
>>>

And this work fine.
Sorry for my baaaad english.
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:iconevgeniusdragon:
EvgeniusDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
And whe is script conkyIP?



PS. Output conkyHD1 after exec

${voffset 4}
${voffset -10}${offset 0}${color0}${font ConkyColors:size=15}i${font}${color}${offset 6}${voffset -10}: ${font Ubuntu:style=Bold:size=8}${color1}${fs_free_perc /}%${color}${font}

${voffset -10}${offset 1}${color0}${fs_bar 4,17 /}${color}${offset 10}${voffset -2}F: ${font Ubuntu:style=Bold:size=8}${color2}${fs_free /}${color}${font} U: ${font Ubuntu:style=Bold:size=8}${color2}${fs_used /}${color}${font}

${voffset -10}${offset 0}${color0}${font ConkyColors:size=15}i${font}${color}${offset 6}${voffset -10}Home: ${font Ubuntu:style=Bold:size=8}${color1}${fs_free_perc /home}%${color}${font}

${voffset -10}${offset 1}${color0}${fs_bar 4,17 /home}${color}${offset 10}${voffset -2}F: ${font Ubuntu:style=Bold:size=8}${color2}${fs_free /home}${color}${font} U: ${font Ubuntu:style=Bold:size=8}${color2}${fs_used /home}${color}${font}

${voffset -10}
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EvgeniusDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Hm, In Debian 7.4 I have some bug with device name "/". In old versions the "/" has named "Root". In 9.0 line with root device name is empty
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