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How do I change Conky
« on: July 01, 2013, 03:15:44 am »
I installed Conky through Synaptec Package Manager and would like to know how I can give it different 'skins' and to know what it can display and how to add/remove them?

To run it I opened Terminal and typed...
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conky
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ conky
WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to: /tmp/keyring-B23sXO/pkcs11: No such file or directory
Conky: desktop window (10000ac) is subwindow of root window (25c)
Conky: window type - desktop
Conky: drawing to created window (0x4600001)
Conky: drawing to single buffer
^Z
[1]+  Stopped                 conky
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

Why couldn't it connect to the keyring?

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Re: How do I change Conky
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 10:46:30 am »
Conky isn't really my thing, maybe someone else can help.

I do know there are plenty of conky "themes" on the web .. in places like:
http://www.noobslab.com/2012/07/conky-collection-for-ubuntulinux.html

I'd expect most of them to have a README file or similar.
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Re: How do I change Conky
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 11:23:17 am »
Conky is very much a hands on application.
Take a look at this link and be prepared to familiarise yourselves with setting up .conkyrc etc..

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Re: How do I change Conky
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 09:29:43 pm »
I've uninstalled Conky and reinstalled it through the link that SeZo posted.
What I am trying now is to add weather info in it but it's not working. I cant find any example configs showing the weather.
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The output is not what I expected, also, there's now nothing displaying?

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Re: How do I change Conky
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 12:07:25 am »
I'm also trying to get it to display the time and date but I can't figure it out.

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Re: How do I change Conky
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 12:13:19 am »
Try the link I gave you .. they are dead easy to set up .. then you can compare the .conkyrc files with yours if you wish
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Re: How do I change Conky
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 08:27:10 pm »
I've had a look around and come up with this...
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I want to add weather info to it but can't figure out how. I also want to add temp sensors to it. I have added a GPU sensor (it worked by chance) and I'm unsure it's correct as the temp it comes up with is really high compared to what I've seen it at before... 20 lower.

Another problem I'm having is the width, I want to make it smaller but again, I'm having difficulties figuring out how to do it.

Something weird happening is, whenever I click on the desktop, Conky vanishes.

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