PoiNtEr->: install Conky on Ubuntu (11.04,11.10 &12.04)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

install Conky on Ubuntu (11.04,11.10 &12.04)

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. There are many nice themes available for conky that can display clock, CPU usage, ram usage, swap,disk, net and more, one of these nice themes is Conky-Lua, this theme (See screenshots bellow) allow you to display nice rings for Clock,and cpu. This  theme is available for Ubuntu.
Install it using following command:

sudo apt-get install conky-all

Conky Bar
Now to get this theme follow these steps:

1:Download this file and extract it.There are three files in it.

2:copy .conkyrc to your home directory.

3:make a folder .conky in your home directory.
mkdir /home/vishal/.conky
copy other 2 files in this directory.

4:Now to get temperature of your zone open .conkyrc
and search for word "VILK".
Now goto http://weather.noaa.gov and find weather of your region...
there you will get a code similar to "VILK".Now just replace your region code with "VILK" and you are good to go...

5:To start conky at every system  startup make a shell file named conky.sh

add following lines in  it:
sleep 20

save it.
And add an new entry as shown below (remember in Command attribute add location where you have stored your conky.sh file):

1 comment:

  1. if clock hands are invisible then open clock_rings.lua file and search for string
    "pct = value/pt['max']" just above this add following code

    if value == nil then value = 0 end