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#1 2008-05-04 22:51:45

Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 42

need a one line conkyrc

It just makes more sense to have all the conky info on one line at the bottom or top of the screen. 

can people post their one line conkyrcs pleaze?  Attach any scripts (I need a gmail checking one)

my res is 1680x1050


#2 2008-05-05 00:34:25

From: Annapolis, MD USA
Registered: 2007-04-15
Posts: 1,233

Re: need a one line conkyrc

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#3 2008-05-05 02:08:54

Registered: 2004-11-18
Posts: 877

Re: need a one line conkyrc

best one ive found thats 1 line is here … tent=52896

has gmail checker and arch package script showing how many updates too.

same person has a good 2 line one on that site too.


#4 2008-05-05 13:34:08

Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 42

Re: need a one line conkyrc

has anyone got the pop3_ conky commands to work with gmail?  For me it doesn't error out, but doesn't show any email info.  I wonder if it is because I have non alph-num chars in my password.


#5 2008-05-05 15:21:15

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Registered: 2006-11-26
Posts: 5,819

Re: need a one line conkyrc

Put in some effort yourself, there's tons of examples in the conky topic and in the screenshot topics. Mail check scripts can be found both there and by skilled googling.

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#6 2008-05-05 15:33:13

Registered: 2007-07-17
Posts: 42

Re: need a one line conkyrc

the goal is to not use some separate script to get an unread messages count.  conky provides a pop-based  (pop3_unseen) command for this.  a google search on the command reveals no useful hits.  The command api itself does not mention anything about passwords with non alpha-num chars, nor does it mention using ssl, which gmail requires.  bottom line: i have researched this and was reaching out to the forum to see if someone solved this problem.


#7 2008-05-05 19:28:31

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Registered: 2006-11-26
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Re: need a one line conkyrc

I think conky's own POP3 capabilities are pretty limited smile. The package itself does not depend on SSL so I presume it is incapable of handing encrypted authentication. That's just a wild guess though, I have no thorough knowledge on the subject.

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#8 2008-05-05 19:47:16

From: Spain
Registered: 2007-06-08
Posts: 115

Re: need a one line conkyrc


I don't display the gmail inbox. I use Terminus font without XFT, but with XFT Vera Sans mono looks great

# Conky sample configuration
# the list of variables has been removed from this file in favour
# of keeping the documentation more maintainable.
# Check for an up-to-date-list.

# set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background
background no

# X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
#font 5x7
#font 6x10
#font 7x13
#font 8x13
#font 9x15
#font **
#font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
font -xos4-terminus-medium-r-normal--12-120-72-72-c-60-iso8859-1

# Use Xft?
#use_xft yes
use_xft no

# Xft font when Xft is enabled
xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=8
#xftfont Liberation Mono:size=8

# Text alpha when using Xft
xftalpha 0.8

# Print everything to stdout?
# out_to_console no

# MPD host/port
# mpd_host localhost
# mpd_port 6600
# mpd_password tinker_bell

# Print everything to console?
# out_to_console no

# mail spool
mail_spool $MAIL

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1.0

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

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
#own_window yes
own_window no

# 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 hotpink

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

# Draw borders around text
#draw_borders yes
draw_borders no

# Draw borders around graphs
draw_graph_borders yes

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 8

# 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 12
gap_x 0
gap_y 0
#gap_y 12
#gap_y 40

# 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
override_utf8_locale yes

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer no

# Allow each port monitor to track at most this many connections (if 0 or not set, default is 256)
#max_port_monitor_connections 256

# Maximum number of special things, e.g. fonts, offsets, aligns, etc.
#max_specials 512

# Maximum size of buffer for user text, i.e. below TEXT line.
#max_user_text 16384

# Timing interval for music player thread, e.g. mpd, audacious
#music_player_interval (update_interval is default)

# variable is given either in format $variable or in ${variable}. Latter
# allows characters right after the variable and must be used in network
# stuff because of an argument

#para que la cancion no descuadre
maximum_width 1280
minimum_size 1280

# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen

 ${color lightgrey}CPU: ${color #cc4444}$cpu% ${cpubar 7,50}  ${color lightgrey}RAM: ${color}$memperc% ${membar 7,50}  ${color lightgrey}Swap: ${color}$swapperc% ${swapbar 7,50}  ${tab 10}${color lightgrey}DL: ${color #15F600}${downspeed eth0}k/s ${color #379902}${downspeedgraph eth0 7,50 379902 379902 768}  ${color lightgrey}UL: ${color #FF2CAE}${upspeed eth0}k/s ${upspeedgraph eth0 7,50 FF2CAE FF2CAE 64} ${tab 32}${color lightgrey}MPD: ${color #88aadd}$mpd_status ${color #88aadd}$mpd_smart ${color lightgrey} Vol: ${mpd_vol}% ${alignr}  ${color lightgrey} ${time %X}

Last edited by noalwin (2008-05-05 19:50:14)


#9 2008-05-06 02:04:59

From: Pasadena, CA
Registered: 2007-02-04
Posts: 268

Re: need a one line conkyrc


#10 2008-05-11 02:33:40

Registered: 2008-01-11
Posts: 110

Re: need a one line conkyrc

there is no better place for .conkyrc file examples with screenshots than this thread in the ubuntu forums...


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