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Hey all again.

I've been tying to install conky onto my laptop but somewhere i keep going wrong..

sudo apt-get install conky

gedit ~/.conkyrc

Then i paste this in

background yes
font Snap.se:size=8
xftfont Snap.se:size=8
use_xft yes
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 1.0
total_run_times 0
own_window yes
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
draw_shades yes
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
minimum_size 206 5
maximum_width 206
default_color ffffff
default_shade_color 000000
default_outline_color 000000
alignment top_right
gap_x 6
gap_y 22
no_buffers yes
cpu_avg_samples 2
override_utf8_locale no
uppercase no # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
use_spacer no

${font LCD:style=Bold:pixelsize=56}${alignc}${time %H:%M:%S}${font Snap.se:size=8}

${font Aerial:style=Bold:pixelsize=12}SYSTEM${font Snap.se:size=8} ${hr 1 }

Hostname: $alignr$nodename
Kernel: $alignr$kernel
Uptime: $alignr$uptime
Processes: ${alignr}$processes ($running_processes running)
Load: ${alignr}$loadavg

Battery    ${battery_time BAT0} ${alignr}(${battery BAT0})
${battery_bar 4 BAT0}

CPU       ${alignc} ${freq}MHz / ${acpitemp}C ${alignr}(${cpu cpu1}%)
${cpubar 4 cpu1}
${cpugraph cccccc ffffff}

RAM ${alignr}$mem / $memmax ($memperc%)
${membar 4}

SWAP ${alignr}$swap / $swapmax ($swapperc%)
${swapbar 4}

Highest CPU $alignr CPU% MEM%
${hr 1}
${top name 1}$alignr${top cpu 1}${top mem 1}
${top name 2}$alignr${top cpu 2}${top mem 2}
${top name 3}$alignr${top cpu 3}${top mem 3}

Highest MEM $alignr CPU% MEM%
${hr 1}
${top_mem name 1}$alignr${top_mem cpu 1}${top_mem mem 1}
${top_mem name 2}$alignr${top_mem cpu 2}${top_mem mem 2}
${top_mem name 3}$alignr${top_mem cpu 3}${top_mem mem 3}

${font Aerial:style=Bold:pixelsize=12}FILESYSTEM ${font Snap.se:size=8}${hr 1}

Root: ${alignr}${fs_free /} / ${fs_size /}
${fs_bar 4 /}

Home: ${alignr}${fs_free /home} / ${fs_size /home}
${fs_bar 4 /home}

Storage: ${alignr}${fs_free /media/hdc4} / ${fs_size /media/hdc4}
${fs_bar 4 /media/hdc4}

${font Aerial:style=Bold:pixelsize=12}NETWORK ${font Snap.se:size=8}${hr 1}

Down ${downspeed eth0} k/s ${alignr}Up ${upspeed eth0} k/s
${downspeedgraph eth0 25,107 cccccc ffffff} ${alignr}${upspeedgraph eth0 25,107 cccccc ffffff}
Total ${totaldown eth0} ${alignr}Total ${totalup eth0}

${font Aerial:style=Bold:pixelsize=12}AUDACIOUS ${font Snap.se:size=8}(${audacious_status}) ${hr 1}${font Snap.se:size=8}
${audacious_title 100}
${audacious_bar 4}

Current: $audacious_position / $audacious_length ${alignr}Track: $audacious_playlist_position / $audacious_playlist_length

then i make a bash script

gedit .conky_start.sh

with this in it

sleep 2 && conky;
chmod a+x conky_start.sh

then i go to system -> preferences -> startup applications -> add

and have the command located in /home/silentknight329/.conky_start.sh

i log back in and i have no conky, could someone please tell me where i'm going wrong?

i got the tutorial from here



p.s i think this is my longest post ever...

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"chmod a+x .conky_start.sh" is not part of the shell script, but a command to make the shell script executable. Run this in a prompt by itself. The shell script should only have the following:

sleep 2 && conky;

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