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Conky Colors problems

Postby merc1973 on Thu May 20, 2010 2:53 pm

I installed Conky following this site: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?action=content&content=92328

Up to Here: downloaded and extracted and type in terminal but it says "no such file or directory"

Download and extract the conky-colors.tar.gz and type in terminal.
$make
$./conky-colors --help
$./conky-colors
$make install



What do I do now?
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Re: Conky Colors problems

Postby Biker on Thu May 20, 2010 3:35 pm

You follow the directions!

Although, instead of typing:

make-install

You would type:

sudo make-install

Of course, you have to be in the directory where you extracted the tarball to.
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Re: Conky Colors problems

Postby merc1973 on Thu May 20, 2010 8:51 pm

Biker wrote:You follow the directions!

Although, instead of typing:

make-install

You would type:

sudo make-install

Of course, you have to be in the directory where you extracted the tarball to.


ok,
I extracted to the desktop, is that where it should go? And how do I know what directory I'm in with the terminal? (sorry about the noob questions..) :oops:
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Re: Conky Colors problems

Postby mick55 on Thu May 20, 2010 9:04 pm

In a terminal type this command. It will show you where you are in the directory structure.
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pwd


Type this command to change directory to Desktop
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cd Desktop


Type this command to list the files/directories on the Desktop
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ls -a


You should see the directory/folder created when you extracted the files.

Change directory into that folder
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cd folder-name


List the files to make sure they are all there
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ls -a


Now run the commands to build the package.

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make

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./conky-colors --help

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./conky-colors

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sudo make install


If you get lost just run this command again to see where you are.
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pwd


If you forget who you are run this command. :wink:
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whoami
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Re: Conky Colors problems

Postby merc1973 on Thu May 20, 2010 10:25 pm

Mick55, Thanks for "holding my hand"! You Rock! I can now change directories...lol

Now if I can only figure out how to run conky...

I get this:

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tim@tim-laptop ~ $ conky
Conky: desktop window (1e000ae) is subwindow of root window (5f)
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3600001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
Conky: obj->data.cpu_index 2 info.cpu_count 1
Conky: attempting to use more CPUs than you have!
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Re: Conky Colors problems

Postby mick55 on Fri May 21, 2010 2:18 am

You don't run conky from the terminal.

Press alt+f2 and type conky.

You do however use the terminal to shutdown conky
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pkill conky


If you have a .conkyrc file in your home directory conky will follow the instructions
in that, if you don't it runs a generic conky.

Your conky seems to be trying to run a script designed for a dual core CPU.

There are simpler conky guides on the web than the one you followed. :wink:

These 2 links below will help you with Linux commands.
You've already learned the most basic ones, the rest should be easy. :mrgreen:

http://linuxcommand.org/index.php

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
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