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Postby degarb on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:37 pm

I installed conky all. But is crap compared with Pinguy. I googled it. The source forgepage is a mess and incomplete. The ubuntu thread was 99 pages long, and confusing as hell. None of the posts were intelligible. It looks like a great, lite program, just something that take hours to get on left, not flickering, with taskbar cpu / network graphs like pinguy. You cannot run a non bloatware machine without constantly monitoring bandwidth, processes, cpu and memory. Someone should have a script to install a good conky and monitor graphs.
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Re: conky

Postby willie42 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Linux Mint Repos have a basic Conky. I am planning on creating my own soon.


you should be able to get it in the software manager.
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Re: conky

Postby degarb on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:42 pm

Excellent!
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Re: conky

Postby willie42 on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:48 pm

if you want to do it CLI type the following

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sudo apt-get install conky-all


then you cant type conky in the terminal and you should be set
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Re: conky

Postby vrkalak on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:39 pm

Agreed PinguyOS does have an impressive Conky by default.

You would need to download and install the Conky apps from Synaptic (as suggested above).
Pinguy also, uses Lua and Conky--Colors ... add these to your Conky sources.

I find Lua harder to configure than a basic Conky.

I would visit the Pinguy Forums and ask them for the Conkyrc script.

Main Conky website > http://conky.sourceforge.net/
Conky-Wiki page > http://wiki.conky.be/index.php?title=Conky_Wiki
Official Conky blog > http://blog.conky.be/

Any of these sites, are very informative, and will help you to build a great Conky - system monitor.

** I am, one of the Admins for Conky-Pitstop > http://conky-pitstop.wikidot.com/
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Re: conky

Postby max.varani on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:43 am

I already managed to get the same PinguyOS conky configuration on my Mint desktop, it's quite tricky and requires a couple of small modifications, so I decided to write a little guideline.

I will post it later today as I'm too busy at the moment.

Give a look at the attached screenshot.

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Re: conky

Postby willie42 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:09 am

very nice
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