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Old 07-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #16
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Finally got it installed, pkg-config was not in the path. Guess that sorta helps.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 02:16 PM   #17
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There's a SlackBuild for Conky. It's for 12.2, so I don't know if it's OK for -current.
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.2/system/conky/
 
Old 07-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #18
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There's a SlackBuild for Conky. It's for 12.2, so I don't know if it's OK for -current.
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.2/system/conky/
yea, I saw that. But it would not compile either because pkg-config was not in the $PATH. Once I fixed that, I just compiled it from source and everything works great now. All I have to do now is waste time playing around with the .conkyrc file making it look all pretty and custom.

Thanks for the fast replies though!
 
Old 07-11-2009, 03:04 PM   #19
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No problems here with pkg-config on -current with conky 1.7.1.1

I would suggest doing an update via slackpkg to the latest - use upgrade-all and install-new. If you still get the same problem it has to to be a configuration problem with -current on your box.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 05:57 PM   #20
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request for .conkrc and screenshots

Since the interest in conky is here, would some of you using it be
willing to post a screenshot and .conkyrc of yours? At present I'm
using someone else's .conkyrc (edited), and it's much wider than my
preference.

I got the pseudo transparency working, but the image of my desktop
through conky is some pixels off from the background. When I get a
config of my own, and get that issue fixed, I'll post them. I'm
using conky-1.7.1.1 in Slackware64 -current (01 July 2009).
 
Old 07-11-2009, 06:15 PM   #21
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Here are a couple, 3 conkyrc's I use
( http://multidistro.com/tinycore-shots/tc-scrnshots.html )

here is pmagic conkyrc

Code:
# the list of variables has been removed from this file in favour
# of keeping the documentation more maintainable.
# Check http://conky.sf.net for an up-to-date-list.

# set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background
background yes

# X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
#font 5x7
#font 6x10
font 7x13
#font 8x13
#font 9x15
#font *mintsmild.se*
#font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

# Use Xft?
use_xft no

# Xft font when Xft is enabled
xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=11

# Text alpha when using Xft
xftalpha 0.8

# Print everything to stdout?
# out_to_console no

# Print everything to console?
# out_to_console no

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 5.0

# This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
# Set to zero to run forever.
total_run_times 0

#own_window_title Parted Magic - conky

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes

# If own_window is yes, you may use type normal, desktop or override
own_window_type normal

# Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
own_window_transparent yes

# If own_window_transparent is set to no, you can set the background colour here
own_window_colour black

# If own_window is yes, these window manager hints may be used
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
#own_window_hints below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 280 5

# Draw shades?
draw_shades yes

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no

# Draw borders around graphs
draw_graph_borders yes

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 4

# border margins
border_margin 4

# border width
border_width 1

# Default colors and also border colors
default_color white
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color black

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right
#alignment none

# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 15
gap_y 15

# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# number of cpu samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
cpu_avg_samples 2

# number of net samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
net_avg_samples 2

# Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
override_utf8_locale no

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer none

TEXT
${color goldenrod}Hostname: $nodename
${color goldenrod}Linux Kernel: $kernel
${color goldenrod}CPU Details:  $machine, $freq(MHz)
${color}CPU History:  ${color darkgreen}${cpugraph 30,0 0000ff 00ff00}
${color}CPU Usage:${color magenta2} $cpu% ${cpubar 11,0}

${color}RAM Usage:${color DeepSkyBlue1} $mem ($memperc%) ${membar 11,0}
${color}Available RAM:${color DeepSkyBlue1} $memmax

$color$stippled_hr
$alignc${color}Processes:$color $processes  ${color grey}Running:$color $running_processes
$alignc${color}(top 5 sorted by CPU usage)
${color goldenrod} NAME              PID    CPU%   MEM%
${color} ${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
${color} ${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
${color} ${top name 3} ${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
${color} ${top name 4} ${top pid 4} ${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}
${color} ${top name 5} ${top pid 5} ${top cpu 5} ${top mem 5}

$alignc${color}(top 5 sorted by MEM usage)
${color goldenrod} NAME              PID    CPU%   MEM%
${color} ${top_mem name 1} ${top_mem pid 1} ${top_mem cpu 1} ${top_mem mem 1}
${color} ${top_mem name 2} ${top_mem pid 2} ${top_mem cpu 2} ${top_mem mem 2}
${color} ${top_mem name 3} ${top_mem pid 3} ${top_mem cpu 3} ${top_mem mem 3}
${color} ${top_mem name 4} ${top_mem pid 4} ${top_mem cpu 4} ${top_mem mem 4}
${color} ${top_mem name 5} ${top_mem pid 5} ${top_mem cpu 5} ${top_mem mem 5}
$color$stippled_hr
$alignc${color}${time %A, %d %B %Y, %H:%M}
$alignc${color}System Uptime:${color DarkOrange1} $uptime
here is my simple tinycore conkyrc stolen from browserpuppy

Code:
background no
use_xft yes
xftfont Sans:size=8
xftalpha 1
update_interval 2
total_run_times 0
own_window yes
own_window_transparent no
own_window_type desktop
own_window_colour 660099
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
#minimum_size 200 200
#maximum_width 200
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders yes
default_color 888888
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color white
alignment top_left
gap_x 20
gap_y 10
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
override_utf8_locale no

TEXT
${font sans-serif:bold:size=12}${color FFFF00}TinyCore-2.1
${font sans-serif:bold:size=12}${color FFFF00}Black Dragon
${voffset 3}${font sans-serif:bold:size=18}${color FFFF00}${time %R}${font sans-serif:bold:size=11} - ${time %e %B %Y}
${voffset 5}${font sans-serif:bold:size=11}${color FFFF00}Free Space: ${fs_free /}
the browserpuppy49 conkyrc is smallest I have seen
 
Old 07-11-2009, 10:25 PM   #22
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Work in progress..........

http://sqdnguns.com/upload/01_20090711.png

Not happy with it.......yet!!

Code:
use_xft true
xftfont DejaVuSans:size=8
xftalpha 0.8
text_buffer_size 2048

update_interval 1

total_run_times 0

own_window yes
own_window_transparent no
own_window_type desktop
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar

double_buffer yes

minimum_size 200 0

draw_shades no

draw_outline no

draw_borders yes

stippled_borders 0

border_margin 25

border_width 1

default_color ffffff
default_shade_color a9a9a9
default_outline_color a9a9a9
own_window_colour gray

alignment middle_right

gap_x 50
gap_y 0

no_buffers yes

uppercase no

cpu_avg_samples 2

net_avg_samples 2

override_utf8_locale yes

use_spacer none

TEXT
${alignc 65}${font Courier 10 Pitch:size=18}${execi 1 cat /etc/slackware-version}${font}$color

Changelog: ${alignr}${execi 1 lynx -dump ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/ChangeLog.txt | head -1}

SYSTEM  ${hr 1}

Kernel: ${alignr}${kernel}
Uptime: ${alignr}${uptime_short}

Core 1:    ${cpu cpu1}% ${alignr}${freq_g cpu1} GHz  /  ${color ff3030}${execi 20 ~/scripts/temp1.sh} C$color
Core 2:    ${cpu cpu2}% ${alignr}${freq_g cpu2} GHz  /  ${color ff3030}${execi 20 ~/scripts/temp2.sh} C$color

GPU Temp: ${alignr}${color ff3030}${execi 20 nvidia-settings -q gpucoretemp |grep Attribute |awk '{print $4}' |cut -c1-2} C$color

RAM:  ${alignr}$mem  /  ${alignr}$memmax
SWAP: ${alignr}$swap  /  ${alignr}$swapmax

Top 5 Processes                 PID   CPU%  MEM%
${top name 1} ${alignr}${top pid 1}    ${top cpu 1}    ${top mem 1}
${top name 2} ${alignr}${top pid 2}    ${top cpu 2}    ${top mem 2}
${top name 3} ${alignr}${top pid 3}    ${top cpu 3}    ${top mem 3}
${top name 4} ${alignr}${top pid 4}    ${top cpu 4}    ${top mem 4}
${top name 5} ${alignr}${top pid 5}    ${top cpu 5}    ${top mem 5}

MOUNT / HDDs  ${hr 1}

/      ${alignr}${fs_used /}  /  ${alignr}${fs_size /}  /  ${fs_free_perc /}% Free

/home      ${alignr}${fs_used /home}  /  ${alignr}${fs_size /home}  /  ${fs_free_perc /home}% Free

/crap      ${alignr}${fs_used /crap}  /  ${alignr}${fs_size /crap}  /  ${fs_free_perc /crap}% Free

/storage   ${alignr}${fs_used /storage}  /  ${alignr}${fs_size /storage}  /  ${fs_free_perc /storage}% Free

/backups   ${alignr}${fs_used /backups}  /  ${alignr}${fs_size /backups}  /  ${fs_free_perc /backups}% Free

NETWORK  ${hr 1}

Up:     ${alignr}${upspeed eth0}
Total:  ${alignr}${totalup eth0}

Down:   ${alignr}${downspeed eth0}
Total:  ${alignr}${totaldown eth0}
${hr 1}

${time %H:%M:%S}${alignr}${time %A, %D}${font}

${alignc} ${exec whoami} @ $nodename${font}
 
Old 07-12-2009, 10:55 AM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Hill View Post
Since the interest in conky is here, would some of you using it be
willing to post a screenshot and .conkyrc of yours? At present I'm
using someone else's .conkyrc (edited), and it's much wider than my
preference.

I got the pseudo transparency working, but the image of my desktop
through conky is some pixels off from the background. When I get a
config of my own, and get that issue fixed, I'll post them. I'm
using conky-1.7.1.1 in Slackware64 -current (01 July 2009).
How did you get psudo transparency working in KDE 4.2? I keep getting

feh: error while loading shared libraries: libImlib2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
sleep 1 && feh --bg center ~/13-slack2.png &
[2] 18530
[1] Exit 127 sleep 1 && feh --bg center ~/background.png

feh is installed, when I tried the command:

feh -bg-scale `dcop kdesktop KBackgroundIface currentWallpaper 1`

I get:

bash: dcop: command not found
feh: error while loading shared libraries: libImlib2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

DCOP is not with KDE 4.2, instead it is dbus. So I tried to run the frist command mentioned as it is stated on the Conky website. They do not mention a dcop command in the string. But I don't know what this libImlib2.so.1 is. Where I can find it to download? I am assuming it should be located in /usr/local/lib but I don't have it there. Could it be I just need to put it there, then set the $PATH? Or is it more complex?

(seriously should not be this much trouble just to get transparency... why did I ever 'upgrade' to 4.2 when 3.5 was soooo perfect for me)
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #24
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Since my Slackware64 -current box does not have feh, I use fbsetbg:
Code:
sleep 1 && fbsetbg ~/Libby-brown-hat.jpg &
which does give me pseudo transparency.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 04:30 PM   #25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Hill View Post
Since my Slackware64 -current box does not have feh, I use fbsetbg:
Code:
sleep 1 && fbsetbg ~/Libby-brown-hat.jpg &
which does give me pseudo transparency.
YES!! that worked! It's not 100% transparent, but good enough for me! thanks a lot!
 
  


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