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Fluxbox conky config

Postby ossified65 on Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:10 am

Hi all, i tried Mint Fluxbox out awhile ago, but decided it wasn't for me. I did really like the Conky configuration it comes with by default. Would someone mind posting the conky config file?
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby shane on Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:39 pm

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# UBUNTU-CONKY
# A comprehensive conky script, configured for use on
# Ubuntu / Debian Gnome, without the need for any external scripts.
#
# Based on conky-jc and the default .conkyrc.
# INCLUDES:
# - tail of /var/log/messages
# - netstat connections to your computer
#
# -- Pengo (conky@pengo.us)
#

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window no
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer no

# fiddle with window
use_spacer yes
use_xft no

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 3.0

# Minimum size of text area
# minimum_size 250 5

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Text stuff
draw_outline no # amplifies text if yes
draw_borders no
#use_xft yes
xftfont Samanata
uppercase no # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 3

# border margins
border_margin 9

# border width
border_width 10

# Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
default_color ace770

own_window_colour black
own_window_transparent yes

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right

# Gap between borders of screen and text
gap_x 10
gap_y 10


#${color blue}FORTUNE ${hr 2}$color
#${execi 120 fortune -s | fold -w50}


#${color blue}LOGGING ${hr 2}$color
#${execi 30 tail -n3 /var/log/messages | fold -w50}



# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen

TEXT
$color
${color #5397d6}SYSTEM ${hr 2}$color
$nodename $sysname $kernel on $machine
Uptime: ${uptime}

${color #5397d6}CPU ${hr 2}$color
${freq}MHz   Load: ${loadavg}   Temp: ${acpitemp}
$cpubar
${cpugraph 000000 ffffff}
NAME             PID       CPU%      MEM%
${top name 1} ${top pid 1}   ${top cpu 1}    ${top mem 1}
${top name 2} ${top pid 2}   ${top cpu 2}    ${top mem 2}
${top name 3} ${top pid 3}   ${top cpu 3}    ${top mem 3}
${top name 4} ${top pid 4}   ${top cpu 4}    ${top mem 4}

${color #5397d6}MEMORY / DISK ${hr 2}
$color
RAM:   $memperc%   ${membar 6}$color
Swap:  $swapperc%   ${swapbar 6}$color

Harddisk:
/   ${fs_free_perc /}%                           ${fs_bar 6 /}$color
/home   ${fs_free_perc /home}%                  ${fs_bar 6 /home}$color

${color #5397d6}NETWORK (${addr eth0}) ${hr 2}$color
Down: $color${downspeed eth0} k/s ${alignr}Up: ${upspeed eth0} k/s
${downspeedgraph eth0 25,140 000000 ff0000} ${alignr}${upspeedgraph eth0
25,140 000000 00ff00}$color
Total: ${totaldown eth0} ${alignr}Total: ${totalup eth0}


There you go! What didn't you like about the Fluxbox edition? Maybe I can try to improve on it :D
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby ossified65 on Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:25 pm

Thanks!

I think maybe I just don't understand Fluxbox? Can you have icons on your desktop like in XFCE and gnome? I could never figure out how to put anything on my desktop. I ultimately installed the base xfce desktop on the rest of the fluxbox CE distro and ended up with a nice light distro that the ancient Dell laptop with less then 512k RAM handles very well.
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby shane on Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:10 am

You're welcome.

The desktop in Fluxbox is treated differently compared to XFCE or Gnome. You can use something like PCManFM to render the desktop and display files from your Desktop folder... but then you will not be able to access the Fluxbox menu with the mouse (right-click on the desktop). If you want to add some static icons to the desktop you can use idesk. You will have to create the config files for the icons manually. This will not affect the Fluxbox menu.
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby mrreality13 on Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:27 am

Shane awesome work you do!!
Thank You.
Conky question,where can i find a guide for changing the colors in conky? :mrgreen:
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby sample on Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:58 am

shane wrote:You're welcome.

The desktop in Fluxbox is treated differently compared to XFCE or Gnome. You can use something like PCManFM to render the desktop and display files from your Desktop folder... but then you will not be able to access the Fluxbox menu with the mouse (right-click on the desktop). If you want to add some static icons to the desktop you can use idesk. You will have to create the config files for the icons manually. This will not affect the Fluxbox menu.


i've used ROX-Filer for making desktop icons and changing desktop banground; it is also low-res consumer

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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby shane on Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:21 am

mrreality13 wrote:Shane awesome work you do!!
Thank You.
Conky question,where can i find a guide for changing the colors in conky? :mrgreen:


Thank you very much!

running 'man conky' in a terminal will give pretty much all you need to know about configuring conky. It explains everything. For something more graphical search for conky in yelp (help).

@sample: Does ROX-filer still allow you to right click n the desktop and get the fluxbox menu?
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby sample on Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:46 am

shane wrote:
mrreality13 wrote:Shane awesome work you do!!
Thank You.
Conky question,where can i find a guide for changing the colors in conky? :mrgreen:


Thank you very much!

running 'man conky' in a terminal will give pretty much all you need to know about configuring conky. It explains everything. For something more graphical search for conky in yelp (help).

@sample: Does ROX-filer still allow you to right click n the desktop and get the fluxbox menu?


yes, it allow
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby shane on Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:14 pm

sample wrote:yes, it allow


cool!... I am not a big fan of the ROX file manager... but i should give this a try.
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Re: Fluxbox conky config

Postby bobsmith on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:04 pm

mrreality13 wrote:Conky question,where can i find a guide for changing the colors in conky? :mrgreen:


I know this thread is old, but I tripped on it in a search for info on changing colors in conky and thought I'd post this in case someone else finds it helpful in the future. You can change colors by editing the .conkyrc file (found in your home directory). Find the line where you want to change the color and simply edit it (using gedit or some other text editor).

Example:

--Let's say you want to change the color of a line of text from "DarkSlateGray" to another color. First find the line you want to edit. It will look something like this: {color DarkSlateGray}
--Delete "DarkSlateGray" and replace it with the hex code of whatever color you want (but leave out the # sign in the hex code). Here's a link to 500 sample colors and their hex codes: http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm. In my conky output I wanted a color that was close to the color of the Linux Mint logo, so I chose CCFF99. So I replaced "DarkSlateGray" with "CCFF99".
--Save the .conkyrc file, close conky, and then reopen conky. You'll see your new color. Repeat as needed. I found that by using the hex codes I could get much closer to the color I wanted.
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