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Conky manager

PostPosted: 2015-10-17 15:32
by asabbah

I am trying to find conky manager in the standard repo but couldn't. There are other sources on the web, but I am not interested in playing with configurations. I am a newbie.

Any help?

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2015-10-17 15:40
by GarryRicketson

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2015-10-17 16:08
by Bulkley
Conky manager? I don't know what that is. My Conky uses a script at ~/.conkyrc. It is manually configured. As GarryRicketson suggested, plug "conky" into a search engine; there's lots of info and suggestions.

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2015-10-17 16:27
by Head_on_a_Stick
I've just installed the (Debian) .deb file [1] in my jessie system with no problems using:
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# gdebi conky-manager-latest-amd64.deb

It seems to run but it's a bit buggy (GNOME desktop)...


Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2015-10-17 16:59
by asabbah
Thanks, I wanted to play safe and use the standard repository, but it seems this is the only way.

i installed from the attached archive, as the suggested repository generates errors.

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2015-10-17 17:04
by Head_on_a_Stick
asabbah wrote:the suggested repository generates errors.

The repository is only *suggested* for Ubuntu -- you are *not* using Ubuntu.

Make sure you use the Debian .deb file from the site.

Also, read this: ... nkenDebian

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2015-10-17 18:56
by stevepusser
Yes, points to the OP for asking on how to handle it rather than just blindly adding the PPA, which would always be a gamble.

I have the original conky-manager and conkymanager2 (I renamed the 2.X version so both could be installed at once) for the Wheezy-based MEPIS 12 repo, and it's very popular. You can install .7z theme packs into it that allow for all kinds of customized conkys if the user doesn't want to fool around with the conkyrc syntax.

I see we need those rebuilt for the Jessie-based MX 15 repo, for which we have started some heavy development. We'll probably have a public beta next month.

Edit: Here's the packages, built on vanilla Jessie installs in virtual machines:

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2016-12-28 23:43
by LPC11
Conky Manager is not available with Jessie, so if you want to stay within the stable environment, you have to configure Conky manually.

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2016-12-29 00:10
by stevepusser
Or use the conky-manager/conky-manager2 packages from the MX 15 repository. The second package has few, if any themes included, so you'll have to install one of the theme packs.

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2017-12-01 20:06
by Data007
Hi Sorry here Iam new and I have dredged up a very old topic.
I would be glad of any news developments regarding "Conky-Manager"
I am running 9.2 stretch and would like to get my mits on this software.
Google is my friend and has flagged up this post which I hope to resurrect.

I have conky installed and running and wish to go further.
Any further help greatly received.

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2017-12-02 08:19
by debiman
this is the answer you are looking for:
LPC11 wrote:Conky Manager is not available with Jessie, so if you want to stay within the stable environment, you have to configure Conky manually.

and also this:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:It seems to run but it's a bit buggy (GNOME desktop)...

has been the case for all the conky managers i ever tried.
it's in the nature of conky to be highly specialized for
- your requirements and setup
- screen
- set of fonts
so no amount of automation will remove the need to fiddle with it.
but thankfully, many linux forums have dedicated conky threads to get help.
i know has several, and also iirc.

Re: Conky manager

PostPosted: 2017-12-02 17:01
by Bulkley
debiman wrote:but thankfully, many linux forums have dedicated conky threads to get help.

+1. The easiest method is to hunt around until you find a conky setup you like. Copy the ~/.conkyrc to your system and try it. If you still like it, customize it. It will take a bit of fiddling but you'll learn.

Here's mine:
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conky.config = {
    -- Use double buffering (eliminates flickering)
    double_buffer = true,
    -- Run conky in the background
    background = true,

    -- Update interval in seconds
    update_interval = 1,

    -- Number of samples to take for CPU and network readings
    cpu_avg_samples = 2,
    net_avg_samples = 2,
    draw_graph_borders = true,
    -- Use Xft (anti-aliased font and stuff)
    use_xft = true,
    font = 'DejaVu Sans Mono:size=9',
    xftalpha = 0.8, 

    -- Prevent text from moving around while using a mono font
    use_spacer = 'left',
    -- Default color and border settings
    default_color = 'black',
    color2 = '#ddaa00',
    draw_shades = false,
    draw_outline = false,
    draw_borders = false,
    -- Makes conky window transparent
    own_window_type = override,
    own_window_class = 'Conky',
    own_window_transparent = true,   
    own_window_type = 'normal',
    -- Window size and position
    minimum_width = 200,
    minimum_height = 200,
    maximum_width = 300,
    alignment = 'top_right',
    gap_x = 5,
    gap_y = 60,

conky.text = [[
${color2}SYSTEM --

${color2}SENSORS --
#${color2}MB Temp ${color}${alignr}${hwmon  temp 3}°C
${color2}cpu1: ${color}${alignr}${hwmon  temp 1}°C
${color2}cpu2: ${color}${alignr}${hwmon  temp 2}°C
${color2}RAM --
${color}${mem} / ${memmax}${alignr}${memperc} %
${color white}$membar

${color2}FILESYSTEM --
 ${color}${fs_used /home} / ${fs_size /home}${alignr}${fs_used_perc /home} %
${color white}${fs_bar /home}

${color2}NET --
 Down:${color} ${downspeed wlan0} k/s ${offset 45}${color2}Up:${color} ${upspeed wlan0} k/s
${color2}${downspeedgraph wlan0 22,130 ff0000 0000ff}${offset 30} ${color #22ccff}${upspeedgraph wlan0 22,130 0000ff ff0000}

${color2}TOP CPU --
${color2}${top name 1}${alignr}${color}${top cpu 1} %
${color2}${top name 2}${alignr}${color}${top cpu 2} %
${color2}${top name 3}${alignr}${color}${top cpu 3} %
${color2}${top name 4}${alignr}${color}${top cpu 4} %

${color2}TOP MEM --
${color2}${top_mem name 1}${alignr}${color}${top_mem mem 1} %
${color2}${top_mem name 2}${alignr}${color}${top_mem mem 2} %
${color2}${top_mem name 3}${alignr}${color}${top_mem mem 3} %
${color2}${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${color}${top_mem mem 4} %

${color2}PROCESSES -- ${color} $processes ${color2}${alignr}Running ${alignr}${color black} $running_processes
${color2}${alignc}           PID    CPU    MEM
${color2}${top name 1} ${color}${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
${color2}${top name 2} ${color}${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
${color2}${top name 3} ${color}${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}

${color2}Open Port(s) -- ${alignr}Connections $color ${alignr}ALL: ${tcp_portmon 1 65535 count}
${color2}Source ${alignr} Port$color
 ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rhost 0} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rservice 0}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rhost 1} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rservice 1}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rhost 2} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rservice 2}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rhost 3} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rservice 3}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rhost 4} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 61000 rservice 4}

${execpi 60 DJS=`date +%_d`; ccal | sed s/"$DJS"'\b'/'${color white}'"$DJS"'$color'/|sed 's/^/${alignc}/'}

${font Arial Rounded:size=18}${color black}${alignc}${time %l:%M %P}${font}
${font Arial Rounded:size=10}${alignc}${time %A}, ${time %B} ${time %e}