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Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby JaguarNight » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:21 pm

Hi all,
Just wanted to tell everybody that those of you having problems with weather part of you conky,
after weather.com switched to paid service and google dropped their aip, there is good news for you.
There is new working weather script for conky( based on Weather Underground website ) available here,
post number 404:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... 33&page=41
page 41 of this thread there are instructions on how to incorporate weather section into conky based on this thread.

must have wget version 1.14
if your wget version is 1.12 ( for older mints ), need to modify conkywx script, very
easy, need to comment out 2 lines in conkywx.sh file, instruction in post #483 and 496 here
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... 33&page=50
comment out option --no-use-server-timestamps in wget function call in 2 places in conkywx.sh
to make the script work with older version of wget
( wget is a script to download website )

VinDSL ( user name ) has his own layout template that he is updating as that thread moves along,
some of you may want to tweak that template to your liking,
otherwise the script comes with many template layouts in the examples folder...

wiki for the package here, author Paramvir:
https://bitbucket.org/plikhari/conkywx_pub/wiki/Home

Attached is my conky with conkywx weather section ( modified slimmer version of VinDSL's template layout )
Best of luck with it, as far as I know this is currently the only free reliably working weather script for conky, other scripts are either still in development or
not reliable...

Regards.
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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby FrankenCub » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:18 pm

I am still using a weather.com script, there has been changes in how to go about getting the info. It's been working perfectly for me and is super reliable. As far as I know the other scripts have been working well too, most of it can now be found here now http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=19235.
I like VinDSL's scripts though, I use a version of his for my hardware monitor.

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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby Garvan » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:47 am

weather.com looks good for my area from the Internet page, but after Google weather died, I switched to Weather Underground. I needed to register as a developer to get my scripts to work, so this option is not ideal for everybody. Still I thought I should share a screen shot to show how I set things up. And if anybody is interested I can share code & ideas.

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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby JaguarNight » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:33 pm

I tried Teo's script, somehow it did not work for me, his Conky Companion did not work for me either, so I chose VinDSL script as it worked for me before... But I've heard good ratings for Teo's scripts...

Regards.

FrankenCub wrote:I am still using a weather.com script, there has been changes in how to go about getting the info. It's been working perfectly for me and is super reliable. As far as I know the other scripts have been working well too, most of it can now be found here now http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=19235.
I like VinDSL's scripts though, I use a version of his for my hardware monitor.

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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby NM5TF » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:11 pm

is anyone using the NEW conkywx program from Paramvir ??

the download is here:

http://foreverquest.blogspot.in/search/label/conkywx

it works perfectly under Ubuntu so I expected it would work under LM 14...no such luck tho...

it only displays the very top line "Weather Real"....no images or forecast info is displayed....
I did have to change the option "own_window_type" from override to normal to even display
anything at all....

anyone else having this problem....if so, did you fix it ???

screenshot attached below....
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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby NM5TF » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:54 pm

this what my conkywx looks like under Ubuntu 12.04.3....I expected it to
look like this under LM 14....

screenshot below:

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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby NM5TF » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:38 pm

after an email conversation with the author Paramvir, and analysis of debug log, he found
a small error in the conkywx shell....it's now fixed & will be included in new release....

my question is now SOLVED....


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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby NM5TF » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:39 pm

latest release of ConkyWX is out this morning...

lots of bells & whistles now...check it out here:

http://foreverquest.blogspot.in/2013/10 ... nkywx.html

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Re: Conky Weather Script, conkywx, how to

Postby Habitual » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:19 pm

Windows assumes you're an idiot.
Linux demands proof of it.


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