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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2014, 05:57:22 pm »
http://psyjunta.deviantart.com/art/Grey-Scale-Conky-Mod-327615794
i actually want to install this theme how do i do it?
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2014, 08:18:10 pm »
http://psyjunta.deviantart.com/art/Grey-Scale-Conky-Mod-327615794
i actually want to install this theme how do i do it?

Okay, from that link, you download the zip file. The download button is in the upper right of that webpage.

Then you follow the instructions given on that webpage: Extract the file (just click on the zip file and you can extract it)

Move the font into the .font folder (the directories that start with a "period"/"dot" are hidden, so go up to "view" and make sure you have "show hidden" checked.

He's given the the conkyrc script that will make conky look like the theme. You just change the name from conkyrc to .conkyrc (put a period in front of it, thereby making it a hidden file). After you've done this, type "conky" in the terminal to see if it runs and it looks like how you want it.

Conky is a ridiculously customizable program, there's almost nothing you can't get it to do, and editing the .conkyrc file isn't very hard and is a good way to start messing around "inside linux" without really breaking anything. (Since you're not really working inside linux, only a program that shows your linux box is doing).

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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2014, 11:17:10 pm »
thanks got it all set up!!!!
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Re: can someone explain conky what its for/what it does?
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2014, 11:17:31 pm »
conky manager made this whole process a lot easier.
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