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jone kim 05-21-2010 11:42 AM

conky configuration
 
configuration for conky is at:
'.conkyrc file'
How can I open that file?How can I open it in the text editor?Please give me the full instruction.

rweaver 05-21-2010 12:08 PM

Open a terminal type "nano ~/.conkyrc"

jone kim 05-22-2010 10:11 AM

I want to open ".conkyrc" in a text editor,suppose gedit. How can I open it in gedit?

Hangdog42 05-22-2010 10:43 AM

open a terminal and type gedit ~/.conkyrc

By the way, nano is a text editor.

jone kim 05-24-2010 01:44 PM

Conky disappears when I right click on the desktop, why?

jone kim 05-24-2010 03:12 PM

conky customization
 
I got this from a thread. But it has several problems. It has no background color, processor temperature and I do not know what is SLACK.I also want to show the RAM usage graphically.

The main problem is, it only appears at one window.

How to configure it?

I've attached the screen shot of my conky and the code.

Hangdog42 05-24-2010 03:43 PM

Have you looked through the documentation on the conky site? It actually is very good and will probably give you some ideas. You'll want to look for things like background color settings or transparency if you want the wallpaper to show through. It also details how to get temperature and RAM usage.

rweaver 05-24-2010 04:45 PM

HangDog42's advice is good, most of this stuff is extensively covered on the main site, are items being set correctly and not taking?

jone kim 05-24-2010 08:41 PM

screen shot of CONKY
 
Dear Members:

I've made the wrong screen shot posted. I apologise for that.
Please have a look at the attached screen shot.

MTK358 05-25-2010 05:48 AM

Useful Tip:

To open a hidden (dot) file from a GTK/GNOME application, right click on the list of files and check the "Show Hidden Files" checkbox.

I also have enabled a text entry where I can just type part of a filename (even one beginning with a dot) and open it, without even touching the list of files. I forgot how I did that, though.

Hangdog42 05-25-2010 07:13 AM

I'd bet that the SLACK entry is a disk partition, and since you got this .conkyrc from someone else, your machine doesn't have one. Again, take a look at the conky pages and try fiddling with some of the options.

jone kim 05-29-2010 01:07 PM

re-conky problem
 
sorry dudes but I still face the problems.

My conky disappears often. And I've not found any solution to this problem. If you have any solution to this problelm please post it.

And for the temperature of CPU all the codes give the same result. It prints vague temperature.

Hangdog42 05-30-2010 08:14 AM

Quote:

My conky disappears often. And I've not found any solution to this problem. If you have any solution to this problelm please post it.
I'd suggest playing around with the double_buffer and own_window variables. You also may look at reducing your update_interval and see if that helps.

Quote:

And for the temperature of CPU all the codes give the same result. It prints vague temperature.
There are several variables for temperature. Personally I've found acpitemp to be decent. What do you mean by "vague temperature"?

If you would post specifics about what you've tried and what happened it would help immensely.


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