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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 04:02:28 pm »
im a bit scared of the terminal still is there a way to do it through that package manager?
which one would i download?
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2014, 04:12:10 pm »
ok so i followed the link and installed conky and i dont see it im not sure where start up apps is how do i actually use this thing??????
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 04:15:03 pm »
no idea followed the directions no where to be found and cant find the start up applications :(
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2014, 04:21:18 pm »
ok i found the little start icon and did control H and it vanished but i dont see the conky anywhere!
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2014, 04:27:57 pm »
i got it i actually clicked on the start up icon and did execute script and it worked. i still dont
see the 'conky manger' but it showed up on my desktop
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2014, 04:38:34 pm »
so when i restart it goes off the desktop i can not figure out how to have this thing autostart
or where the manger thing is for it any help is appreciated thaks!
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2014, 04:43:09 pm »
ok i see there is a little config file i can edit i guess that will work to change it???
but how do i autostart this thign???
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2014, 04:49:22 pm »
Not sure what will work in P5 (I haven't set my conky script up on my P5 machine yet. I just type "conky" in the terminal when I want it to come up).

However, the old Peppermint forum has this thread:

 http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=254&hilit=conky

The first couple of replies offer the "easy" way (adding @conky to the peppermint autostart file, again, I haven't done this on P5 yet) or using one of the scripts offered in the thread.

The thread also has a host of scripts you can use to configure conky the way you want to.

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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2014, 04:51:35 pm »
thanks ill wait and see if anyone has a script to autostart this thing.
If not i may just remove it (not sure how to do that ) just sudo-apt get remove conky?
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2014, 04:55:23 pm »
if you would have tried a noobslab setup like i linked you too all of his have strtup files pre made for each conky script then you just have to open the startup section in p5 and add the file to startup and it autoruns every boot...
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2014, 04:59:44 pm »
i tried the noobslab one it didnt seem to have anything for autostart and the start up manager they show is not in peppermint.
 i tired to follow it as best as i could but it didnt seem to work so i just removed it for now.
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2014, 05:30:27 pm »
works for me, not sure why you can't find the peppermint autostart section though I was sure they had one...  I'll have to look now....  I have a series of commands that adds a startup manager for me when the OS don't have one itself, that PCNetspec gave me about a year ago....  it comes in handy...  ;)
This is the text file I use and it creates a conky start file in your home folder which you just add to your autostart...
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Terminal Command:
sudo apt-get install conky conky-all




First of all Download Startup script with following commands:
Terminal Commands:
cd && wget -O .start-conky http://drive.noobslab.com/data/conky/start-conky
chmod +x .start-conky



FOR MATE AND OTHERS

>> For Ethernet
To install Linux-Conky in Ubuntu/Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Terminal Commands:
cd && wget -O linux-noobslab-eth-u.zip http://drive.noobslab.com/data/conky/Linux/linux-conky-u-eth.zip
unzip linux-noobslab-eth-u.zip && rm linux-noobslab-eth-u.zip





>> For Wifi
To install Linux-Conky in Ubuntu/Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Terminal Commands:
cd && wget -O linux-noobslab-wlan-u.zip http://drive.noobslab.com/data/conky/Linux/linux-conky-u-wlan.zip
unzip linux-noobslab-wlan-u.zip && rm linux-noobslab-wlan-u.zip
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and this is the screenshot of the conky file it will display...
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2014, 05:33:35 pm »
No need to be scared of the terminal, its your friend.  Lets install Conky Manager via a ppa.  Open a terminal window with the keystrokes Ctrl+Alt+t.  Enter the following command into the window.

Tip: To avoid typographical errors use the Code: [Select] function to highlight the command.  Click the centre mouse button while in the terminal to past. Test it to get used to it.
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sudo apt-add-repostitory -y  ppa:teejee2008/ppa
Hit enter and do the password thing if asked. 
Note: passwords are entered invisibly.
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apt update
Hit enter.
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apt install conky-manager
Conky manager will be located: menu>Accessories>Conky Manager.  In the settings you can set Conky to auto start.  I hope this helps  ;)!!
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2014, 05:50:05 pm »
With a lot of reading and tinkering you can make some spectacular Conky monitors.  This is one I  edited for Peppermint Five called Conky Lunitico.



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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2014, 05:56:02 pm »
ok the manager worked. i just need a theme now ? how do i install a transparent theme with white text
similar to this but no orange
http://psyjunta.deviantart.com/art/Gotham-Conky-config-205465419 i have this on there now if it was all white it would be perfect!
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