Conky Galore

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    NOTE: Apologies for the repost, I decided my previous calendar layout was idiotic.
    I've also fixed the conky files so that the time is on top of the line, but under the word "time". I'm not going to post another screencap of this.

    This is similar to my previous desktop, except i re-vamped my conky setup for Ubuntu 9.04.

    The standards:
    Running ubuntu 9.04 with avant window navigator, compiz, and conky.

    Custom dock icons based off of ecqlipse2.png, I colored them and added drop shadows
    chrfb.deviantart.com/art/quot-ecqlipse-2-quot-PNG-59941546

    Wallpaper: Area04 (slightly modified, got rid of text and made it widescreen)
    customize.org/wallpapers/42074

    System Icons: Smokikon v0.9
    www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Smokikon?content=90577

    Fonts: "A Bite" for labels, "Santos Dumont" for date/time, and "UnDotum" for everything else.

    Now for the conky:
    I'm running five separate instances of conky to achieve this desktop. The to-do list merely displays a text file, but I wrote a shell script to easily add and remove tasks from the file. Events is pulling data from google calendar. Everything else is pretty self explanatory.

    Here's a link to a .zip that contains all five .conkyrc files, as well as the configuration for conkyGoogleCalendar, and the task script I wrote for the to-do list.
    www.seankellyjazz.com/conkyfiles.zip

    Cain Novocaine, Hoang Huynh, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. arriman409 71 months ago | reply

      nice wall! where'd you get it from?

    2. TheSeanKelly 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks. I've got the link up there in the description, doesn't show up as a link though. It's called "Area04" if that link doesn't work anymore, I'm sure you could find it with google.

    3. bertwagner 71 months ago | reply

      This has come a ways since your 8.10 version. It looks awesome!

    4. sabbatical 71 months ago | reply

      Incredible. What fonts are you using?

    5. robhigareda 71 months ago | reply

      Quite a nice setup. Lots of Conky instances running.

    6. TheSeanKelly 71 months ago | reply

      Fonts: I'm using "A Bite" for all the labels, "Santos Dumont" for time and date, and "UnDotum" for just about everything else on the desktop (Except for monospace on the calendar...the command doesn't output it nicely if it's not a uniform font.)

      Thank you all!

    7. Dirk Tas 71 months ago | reply

      Where do I find these fonts ?
      Nice theme !!!

    8. JorgeGortex 71 months ago | reply

      @Dirk: just google search the font names. I found them no prob.

      @ SeanKelly: Any idea why when I click on one of the "conky" instances on the desktop a highlight box appears and grabs some of my desktop icons? Running Jaunty.

    9. jan.hohner 71 months ago | reply

      This is really great! Good work!!!

    10. John Michel 71 months ago | reply

      @ TheSeanKelly: How did you get conky to embed into the wallpaper/background? I've been trying to figure this out for a couple of days now and can't seem to have any luck.

    11. koen_hufkens 71 months ago | reply

      Nice scripts...

      Do you use any special GTK theme in your setup?

    12. penguin_army 71 months ago | reply

      Nothing seems aligned correctly for me (For all the panels on the right, I only can see 1/5 of them on my desktop, the other parts just continue off the screen). Is there somewhere where I have to input my resolution?

    13. TheSeanKelly 71 months ago | reply

      @JorgeGortex: No idea. This has always baffled me..

      @ John Michel: DL the conkyrc files I have, all the stuff before the word "TEXT" is responsible for that. I'm no conky pro, just found what other people do. I DO have to sleep my conkystart script for like 15 seconds so that compiz loads BEFORE conky, otherwise it adds borders and shading to conky. My startup is something like sh "sleep 15 && /home/sean/bin/startconky". Syntax might not be perfect there.

      @ Penguin_army: No, things are hard-positioned for my resolution. Mess around with y_gap and x_gap to move things where you want them...this took a LOT of tinkering. I do things from left of the screen b/c i use dual monitors and don't want it to change based on if i have two monitors plugged in or not (laptop).

    14. TheSeanKelly 71 months ago | reply

      @ koen_hufkens: Thanks. No special theme, I can't remember what I did.. I think I just used the default and changed colors around. I had the matching aluminium gtk theme for a while, but there's really no difference between that and what I did.

    15. The_Midyettes 71 months ago | reply

      Impressive. Most impressive.

    16. KuwaitNET 70 months ago | reply

      Hello,
      do you have step by step how to install/configure this beautiful desktop ? :)

      Thanks

    17. Sadnem 70 months ago | reply

      Please i need yout help, i've configured all with no errors except 1 the .conkyrc1 script dont appear on my screen, this is what i got:

      pedro@I-OwN-Ya:~$ conky -d -c /home/pedro/conkyfiles/conkyrc1
      Conky: forked to background, pid is 23066
      pedro@I-OwN-Ya:~$
      Conky: desktop window (140011d) is subwindow of root window (13c)
      Conky: window type - override
      Conky: drawing to created window (0x3200001)
      Conky: drawing to double buffer

      Thank you very much, i loved your Script

    18. sadysl 46 months ago | reply

      Can't download your file :( I suppose it was deleted from hosting site

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