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Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:04:39 am »
Hi everyone,

To those using or interested in using conky on their desktop:

I guess that this counts as a "theme" -- a "conky theme" actually. Below you can see two smaller images of the actual conky window and a large image of how it appears on my Openbox desktop. Any suggestions for improvement would be appreciated! Click on the images for a larger, detailed view.

Conky on black background:



Conky on a green, textured background:



Conky on full screen Openbox desktop:



I wanted to keep it simple so I did not include the PeppermintOS image anywhere, but that is, of course, a simple to implement addition that I might do sometime.


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« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 03:25:50 am by Slim.Fatz »
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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 12:28:24 pm »
It's an interesting theme.

Would you mind posting the contents of your conky script? (edit: I was viewing your post via Tapatalk when I first saw it, I did not see your Conky script, thanks for posting it)
« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 02:52:50 pm by 10i »
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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 01:28:46 pm »
Hey, 10i:

The conkyrc file looks like this:

conkyrc file
###### Conky Settings ################################################
background yes
update_interval 1
double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes
total_run_times 0
cpu_avg_samples 1
net_avg_samples 1

##### Window Specifications #########################################
gap_x 10
gap_y 60
minimum_size 300 450
own_window yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below
alignment top_right

##### Graphics Settings #############################################
draw_shades no
default_bar_size 30 8

##### Text Settings #################################################
use_xft yes
xftfont Droid Sans:size=9
override_utf8_locale yes
text_buffer_size 2048
imlib_cache_size 0

##### Color Scheme ##################################################
default_color c5c5c5        # light grey
default_shade_color 000000  # black
color0 8DBC68               # green
color1 c5c5c5               # light gray
color2 orange
#####################################################################
TEXT
${voffset 30}${font Droid Sans:style=bold:size=11}${goto 40}${if_match ${downspeedf eth0}<1.0}${color1}${else}${color2}${endif}${downspeedf eth0}kB/s${goto 175}${color1}${time %Y}
${color0}${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=12}${goto 83}${sysname}${color1}${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=11}${goto 172}${time %m.%d}
${voffset 52}${color1}${font Droid Sans:style=bold:size=11}${goto 135}ws${desktop}${if_match ${hwmon 1 temp 2}<35}${color1}${else}${color2}${endif}${font Droid Sans:style=bold:size=11}${goto 215}${hwmon 1 temp 2} C
${voffset 20}${color1}${goto 20}${font Droid Sans:style=bold:size=28}${time %H:%M}${goto 180}${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=11}cpu
${goto 183}${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=11}${cpu cpu0}%
${voffset 40}${goto 60}/${goto 135}RAM
${goto 45}${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=11}${fs_used_perc /}%${goto 128}${mem}
${font}
${voffset 13}${goto 86}${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=11}SWAP
${goto 92}${font Droid Sans:style=Bold:size=11}${swapperc}%

${image /home/me/.conky-obox/lsd-pos6.png -p 10,0 -s 270x439}

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Of course, you must have the image file (last line in the listing in the spoiler above (lsd_pos6.png) and you may need to adjust the line for the CPU temperature -- currently

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${platform coretemp.0 temp 2} C

in order to get the temperature displayed (my computer is not very new so the line I used might not work for you).

If you have any further questions, let me know with another message here in the forum. 8)

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« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 03:32:48 am by Slim.Fatz »
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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 12:14:50 pm »
Great stuff, thanks.
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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 03:09:35 pm »
Hmm .. openbox is looking rather inviting ATM  :o
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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 03:59:28 pm »
Then why not give it a try?

OK, I know -- it is a little time consuming to set it up the way you want it to be (but that is, for me, part of the fun). And it is not for lack of active participation that you are fondly referred to as PCNeverSleep  ;D

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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 04:09:21 pm »
I think you're misinterpreting why I'm finding it inviting ;)
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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 04:13:39 pm »
Heh, heh ! :D

I have no idea about what you could meaning ...  ::) But that's OK, once a biker -- always a biker!

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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 04:15:45 pm »
Too right...

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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2015, 03:36:28 am »
Hi everyone,

Looking at my old original post and the one listing the conkyrc config file I noticed that the images had been accidentally removed (so I corrected that) and that my conkyrc file was no longer up-to-date (so I also corrected that). If anyone wants the image used for the "conky theme" then let me know here and I will make it available as well. The biker babe, however, remains at my place!  :P

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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2015, 07:48:06 am »
And here's me thinking this community was all about sharing ::)
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Re: Conky display around Peppermint-like image
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 09:53:04 am »
 :-X LOL  :P
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