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How to install and configure Conky System Monitor


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#16 BlueGalaxy

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:39 AM

 

You can search the internet for .conkyrc scripts and use one you like, many of which will be configured to work on particular destops and/or require additional applications to be installed; so here is mine that I can confirm works on KDE, MATE and Gnome3 desktops. It uses minimal system resources and doesn't require any additional software to be installed, and you could use to get you started.

 

Thank you for this script. I like it. Now I just find that this conky is a bit too wide for my taste. How can I make it a little bit narrower and taller/longer? What changes should I make to the configuration file in this case?



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:53 AM

 

Heres a bunch of pre made conky's  just follow the simple instructions to install.

http://www.noobslab.com/2012/07/conky-collection-for-ubuntulinux.html

 

​Very nice !

Thanks for posting .

Although it does encourage the inner lazy person in me .... pick the closest to my ideal , then tweak it .

As another member here has for their sig ..... " If it ain't broken , it's because you haven't tweaked it enough "  :)


Edited by synaptic, 01 January 2017 - 05:53 AM.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

 

" If it ain't broken , it's because you haven't tweaked it enough "

I agree, LOL



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

 

 

You can search the internet for .conkyrc scripts and use one you like, many of which will be configured to work on particular destops and/or require additional applications to be installed; so here is mine that I can confirm works on KDE, MATE and Gnome3 desktops. It uses minimal system resources and doesn't require any additional software to be installed, and you could use to get you started.

 

Thank you for this script. I like it. Now I just find that this conky is a bit too wide for my taste. How can I make it a little bit narrower and taller/longer? What changes should I make to the configuration file in this case?

 

 

 

To regulate the width of the conky, add this line to the code that determines the properties of the window. It is above the "TEXT".

maximum_width 290


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:20 PM

My Advice.

 

 I suggest you back up your .conkyrc, This way if you mess it up you can always replace the messed up one or compare the old and new to see where you went wrong.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:13 AM

I tried this in Mint 18.3 and it did not like.  It was throwing all kinds of errors.  I think it was expecting things to be closed and they were not.  Any suggestions? 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:47 AM

This ~/.conkyrc file should work for you. I'm currently using it in Mint 18 Cinnamon, and it looks mostly like the screenshot in the OP:
 
alignment top_left
background true
border_width 1
cpu_avg_samples 2
default_color green
default_outline_color white
default_shade_color white
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
draw_outline no
draw_shades no
use_xft yes
xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=10
gap_x 1072
gap_y 25
minimum_size 5 5
net_avg_samples 2
double_buffer yes
out_to_console no
own_window yes
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 100
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
stippled_borders 0
update_interval 03.0
uppercase no
use_spacer none
show_graph_scale no
show_graph_range no

TEXT
${color}${scroll 16 $nodename - $sysname $kernel on $machine | }
${color white}$hr
${color}Uptime:$uptime
${color white}$hr
${color}RAM Used: $mem/$memmax  $memperc% ${membar 7}
Buffered: $buffers
Cached: $cached
Free: $memfree
Swap Used: $swap/$swapmax  $swapperc% ${swapbar 7}
${color white}$hr 
${color}CPU 1: ${cpu cpu1}% ${cpubar cpu1}
CPU 2: ${cpu cpu2}% ${cpubar cpu2}
Frequency: ${freq}MHz
CPU 1 Temp: ${hwmon 1 temp 1}C    CPU 2 Temp: ${hwmon 2 temp 1}C
${color white}$hr
${color}File System: ${fs_used /}/${fs_size /} ${fs_bar 6 /}
Mounted File Systems:
${exec cat /proc/mounts | grep /dev/sd | awk ' {print $1} '}
${color white}$hr
${color}Networking:
Up: ${upspeed wlo1}/s       Down: ${downspeed wlo1}/s
${color white}$hr
${color}Processes:$processes     Running:$running_processes
${color white}$hr
${color}Name               CPU%   MEM%  USER
${top name 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}  ${top user 1}
${top name 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}  ${top user 2}
${top name 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}  ${top user 3}
${top name 4} ${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}  ${top user 4}
${top name 5} ${top cpu 5} ${top mem 5}  ${top user 5}
${color black}$hr
EDIT: After comparing the two, I see this ~/.conkyrc file is pretty much the same as the one in the OP, and just shows a few extra pieces of info. Even uses the same font. :)

If you're still having issues with it, I suggest starting a new thread in the Linux forum, detailing precisely what the problems are.

Edited by Al1000, 28 March 2018 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:24 AM

@AI1000 thank you I will try and let you know.


Edited by TheJokerz, 28 March 2018 - 09:25 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:32 AM

That worked!  Thank you so much!!


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 03:46 AM

You're welcome, and thanks for letting us know it worked.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

One last quick question.  How do I go about getting this in F instead of C?  Thanks


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:28 AM

Insert this line:
temperature_unit fahrenheit
in the top section (above the word "TEXT") in ~/.conkyrc.

Edited by Al1000, 12 April 2018 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:59 AM

Worked like a charm thanks AI1000!

 

Insert this line:

temperature_unit fahrenheit
in the top section (above the word "TEXT") in ~/.conkyrc.

 


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:28 AM

You're welcome. :)




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