Having a difficult time displaying weather with Conky

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Having a difficult time displaying weather with Conky

Postby shedman on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:22 pm

I installed Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon last week to get my first feel for Linux. To familizrize myself with the terminal, the directory, and the customizability of Linux, I decided to get into Conky as a nice little challenge. I'm starting to get a pretty good grasp of Conky, first followed a tutorial to install Conky Lua (ex. http://gnome-look.org/CONTENT/content-pre1/139024-1.jpg), then I began playing around with the .conkyrc, altering displayed text, positioning, and size. It would seem that I'm well on my well to wrapping my brain around this thing...

However, no matter how I try, I can't for the life of me get Conky to display any weather information. I've followed several tutorials regarding weather with Conky (the weather section of http://www.noobslab.com/2012/06/install ... linux.html), (http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic ... r-in-conky), (http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic ... eathercom/). So far, no dice. I can get everything but weather to display on my desktop. Ideally I'd like it to display weather info in this sort of fashion: http://i.imgur.com/p5yPy.jpg

Does anyone have a more comprehensive tutorial in mind, or have any idea what I could be doing wrong? I'd be happy to share any terminal or script information you need to get weather up and running on Conky. Thanks.
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Re: Having a difficult time displaying weather with Conky

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:44 pm

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Re: Having a difficult time displaying weather with Conky

Postby Habitual on Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:28 pm

terminal >
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conky -v

output please.

Those instructions may be fine for buster@noobslab.com but they are terrible.
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sudo gedit ~/.conkyrc

You don't need sudo to edit your own files unless some other user owns them.

Start with the source Conky weather scripts using Accuweather/WUnderground/NWS/Weather.com
It's 107 pages, so buckle down and be patient.
Google Search Results for weather.noaa.gov at ubuntuforums.org
80% of those should be conky-related.

See also http://conky.pitstop.free.fr/wiki/index.php
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Re: Having a difficult time displaying weather with Conky

Postby shedman on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:43 pm

Habitual wrote:output please.


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shedman@levert ~ $ conky -v
Conky 1.8.1 compiled Fri Dec 16 17:59:40 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.24-29-server (i686)

Compiled in features:

System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
Package library path: /usr/lib/conky

 X11:
  * Xdamage extension
  * XDBE (double buffer extension)
  * Xft
  * ARGB visual

 Music detection:
  * Audacious
  * MPD
  * MOC
  * XMMS2

 General:
  * math
  * hddtemp
  * portmon
  * Curl
  * RSS
  * Weather (METAR)
  * Weather (XOAP)
  * wireless
  * support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
  * nvidia
  * eve-online
  * config-output
  * Imlib2
  * apcupsd
  * iostats
  * ncurses
  * Lua

  Lua bindings:
   * Cairo
chamberlain@computadora ~ $ conky -v
Conky 1.8.1 compiled Fri Dec 16 17:59:40 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.24-29-server (i686)

Compiled in features:

System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
Package library path: /usr/lib/conky

 X11:
  * Xdamage extension
  * XDBE (double buffer extension)
  * Xft
  * ARGB visual

 Music detection:
  * Audacious
  * MPD
  * MOC
  * XMMS2

 General:
  * math
  * hddtemp
  * portmon
  * Curl
  * RSS
  * Weather (METAR)
  * Weather (XOAP)
  * wireless
  * support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
  * nvidia
  * eve-online
  * config-output
  * Imlib2
  * apcupsd
  * iostats
  * ncurses
  * Lua

  Lua bindings:
   * Cairo
chamberlain@computadora ~ $ conky -v
Conky 1.8.1 compiled Fri Dec 16 17:59:40 UTC 2011 for Linux 2.6.24-29-server (i686)

Compiled in features:

System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
Package library path: /usr/lib/conky

 X11:
  * Xdamage extension
  * XDBE (double buffer extension)
  * Xft
  * ARGB visual

 Music detection:
  * Audacious
  * MPD
  * MOC
  * XMMS2

 General:
  * math
  * hddtemp
  * portmon
  * Curl
  * RSS
  * Weather (METAR)
  * Weather (XOAP)
  * wireless
  * support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
  * nvidia
  * eve-online
  * config-output
  * Imlib2
  * apcupsd
  * iostats
  * ncurses
  * Lua

  Lua bindings:
   * Cairo
   * Imlib2
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