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Metro Style Conky by kant-o Metro Style Conky by kant-o
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* There is a newer (slightly different) configuration for this conky in [link]
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* Description
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This simple conky configuration shows the following nformation:
conky.conf.11 - Time and date information;
conky.conf.21 - Operative System and Battery information
conky.conf.12 - Processes information;
conky.conf.31 - Processor and RAM information;
conky.conf.32 - FileSystem information;
conky.conf.41 - Network information;
conky.conf.42 - GMAIL account information;

Apart from the requirement for the Ubuntu font, this configuration is really simple, using only a few conky objects and a script provided with the configuration file. The aforementioned script (see mail.sh) is used to get the number of unread mails from google via pipelining several comands and using CURL.

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* Installation (see below for terminal installation)
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To install and use, the following 5 main steps are required:
1. Install conky and the Ubuntu font (if using recent Ubuntu (based) distributions, this step is most certainly not necessary).
2. Create a directory named .conky in your home folder;
3. Download the .zip file and unzip the contents to the newly created folder;
4. Edit the file mail.sh and place your gmail credentials (otherwise it will not fetch the number of mails in the gmail account).
5. Run conky.sh (if it does not run, make sure it is executable, otherwise type chmod +x ~.conky/conky.sh in the terminal before running the script).
If you want conky to startup with gnome, copy the file named conky.sh.desktop to ~.config/autostart/
f you do not want a given module to run (e.g. the GMAIL module), edit the conky.sh file and comment or remove the line that loads the respective configuration file (in the case of GMAIL, that would be conky.conf.24 - line 2 - column 4).

To install using the terminal, follow the next steps
1. In Ubuntu (I have not tested the config in Ubuntu, only in Arch)
sudo apt-get install conky-all
In Arch Linux
sudo yaourt -S conky-lua ttf-ubuntu-font-family
2. mkdir ~/.conky && cd ~/.conky
3. wget www.deviantart.com/download/260230653/metro_style_conky_by_kant_o-d4axn99.zip
4. unzip MetroStyleConky.zip
5. chmod +x conky.sh
6. chmod +x mail.sh
7. ./conky.sh
8. (optional) run gnome-session-properties and add a new startup program pointing to conky.sh to have the conky automatically comming up when you start the computer.

P.S.: I'm neither a fan of iOS (wallpaper) nor of Metro UI. I just thought of seeing how conky could look using a Metro similar style.

By the way, the wallpaper is from Legnis and may be found here: [link]
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:icontunnelvizr:
Tunnelvizr Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Solid work, just have to start network window manually after metro starts for the first time ( conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.14 -x 810 -y 280 -p 1 ) which you've provided. no glitching or frame issues just smooth..
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kant-o Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you like it. =D
As for the network window related issue, maybe you can try to change the "sleep" time before that window starts. Try, for example, changing value 1 to 10 after -p.
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Tunnelvizr Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
got it, thankz!
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
You are welcome =D
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unlimit-ibda3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
how i can setup my email
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
To setup the email, you just have to edit the file mail.sh (sudo gedit ~/.conky/mail.sh) and place your USERNAME and PASSWORD in the right places. You can find a small tutorial in here: [link]
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unlimit-ibda3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
my desktop is too small & this too big i want to add it help me
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Hi. Maybe you can try to change the positioning of the several blocks. I suggest you install it as explained. After that, just open the file conky.sh and replace the last four lines of that file into the following ones:
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.13 -x 30 -y 440 -p 1
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.23 -x 290 -y 440 -p 1
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.14 -x 550 -y 280 -p 1
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.24 -x 550 -y 200 -p 1

This should give you a more "vertical" configuration.
Notice that changing the x and y values on that file moves the several blocks around...
Hope this helps! :D
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unlimit-ibda3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
plz can you give me the files with the changes plz
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
There is really no need to. If you download the zip file [link]
and install it, you will find the conky.sh file in the ~/.conky directory. Just open it with gedit (sudo gedit ~/.conky/conky.sh), and replace the last four lines with the ones indicaded above.
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adrian-tm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
this is the first conky i tried and it was awesome. i have only one problem though. the net info isn't showing up properly. i usually start with the wireless router opened first before opening my laptop. when i start the laptop, the net info doesn't appear. after the Filesystem pops up there will be a short pause and the net info will not appear and will skip to gmail. but when i start the laptop with no wireless router connection, the net info appears. can you help me with this?
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kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Hi. I'm glad you use it and like it! Thanks for the comment.
I'm not sure what the problem can be, but there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot this problem:
1st Have you tried running conky.conf.14 from the command line afterwards?
Just open a terminal and issue the following command to see if that cell comes up:
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.14 -x 810 -y 280 -p 1

2nd The conky.conf.14 uses the eth0 and wlan0 as the sources of information. Are these the ones you have on your system?
Open a terminal and issue one of the following commands:
ifconfig
or
ip addr
and tell me which are the network interfaces you have available.
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:iconadrian-tm:
adrian-tm Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
this is what appeared after typing those 2 lines


ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr e8:9a:8f:a8:42:8b
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:42 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:11220 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:11220 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2107908 (2.1 MB) TX bytes:2107908 (2.1 MB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d0:df:9a:f7:d4:bf
inet addr:192.168.1.33 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::d2df:9aff:fef7:d4bf/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:109243 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:115304 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:97485393 (97.4 MB) TX bytes:19542603 (19.5 MB)



ip addr
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN qlen 1000
link/ether e8:9a:8f:a8:42:8b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000
link/ether d0:df:9a:f7:d4:bf brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet 192.168.1.33/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global wlan0
inet6 fe80::d2df:9aff:fef7:d4bf/64 scope link
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
wlan0 is there. It should work then...
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:iconadrian-tm:
adrian-tm Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
yes it is working, but it is not showing up properly.
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
What if you stop conky and just start the net module with this command:
conky -c ~/.conky/conky.conf.14 -x 810 -y 280 -p 1
?
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Zaatharen Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey there! Awesome metro conky is awesome!
This is second time im using conky and this one actually works and it is easily configurable :D First time i had conky was in distro called PinguyOS, basically cleaned ubuntu with look of MAC OS X and conky panel on right side. Insane thing.
Since then im using Mint distribution :) It works and im quite happy with it, recently i did upgrade from Mint10 64bit with KDE to Mint11 with Gnome and it works flawless, so here is screenshot from mine laptop and yes resolution of mine ThinkPad is really 1680x1050 :3
[link]

Also do you have any idea how to put sensors information to conky? (Im not familiar with programming much, maybe a little JAVA, im quite pure HW guy :D)

Keep up great work ^.^
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kant-o Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Hi =) I'm glad you like it! It looks good on your machine with that wallpaper!
As for the sensors, it depends of which specific information you are referring to. You can have a look in [link] to see all the variables you can insert on conky. After identifying what you want, you just have to edit the conky config files and add the variable between brackets and preceeded by a dollar ($). For example: to see the acpi temperature, you include something like $acpifan in the configuration file and restart conky. Hope I was clear.
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Zaatharen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey there! Thanks, i moved conky abit, so it doesnt interfere with dragon :)
I mean temperature sensors like cpu, gpu, etc.
Oh okay, i try some of them and see what happens :D
Also im having problems with info about charging, when im on adapter it just showes "U, zbývá" (zbývá is czech word for "remaining") but it should show Connected to AC (Připojen na nabíječku). When im on battery only "U" showes o.o
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Dreit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
[link] Thank you! :) (translated to Czech language, font is Terminus, small changes ^^;)
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kant-o Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Nice setup =D! And its amazing the small amount of memory you are using!
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:icondreit:
Dreit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Thank you :)
Well, I still mean that 254MB is so much, but I have no idea what to turn off :D If you're interested, then I'm using Debian 'testing' (I was using 'unstable' for about two years, but last upgrades broke it, that sometimes happens :( ) and Fluxbox ;)
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I actually use arch to get the "minimum number of services on" effect, though I could use a lighter DE. =D
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:icondreit:
Dreit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Lighter DE is really good choice, but first days are really difficult :(
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Yep. I know what you mean.
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:iconaminadi:
Aminadi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Leave it to MS to make Gnome Shell and Unity look sane........
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masterblah777 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
This is just plain cool. It really brings conky alive.
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kant-o Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Thank you:)
I'm glad you like it!
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scoopeeedoo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate Win8
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:iconscoopeeedoo:
scoopeeedoo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But respect for the work!!!
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Lol. Thanks! I do not hate or like it. Just thought of trying these looks on a conky config, that's all :)
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mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow Kant-o great work on the conky! :-)
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Hi man! Thank you very much!
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:iconmmesantos1:
mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your welcome Kant-o.
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ilnanny Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work!:D
i request in :icononly-wallpapers: in Customize Linux folder .
Please accept and join in :squee:
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kant-o Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you very much. Already accepted it with pleasure!
Best Regards!
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:iconilnanny:
ilnanny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great :D
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:iconmartinxxfire:
martinxxfire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! The first complex conky, that is easy to install (because of your great discription). :)
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
:) Great to know that! Thank you for the comment!
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:iconmartinxxfire:
martinxxfire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If youre interested, here is my own config of your idea.
[link]
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:iconlgsalvati:
lgsalvati Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Nice conky :)
all works fine,but i don't find the conky file for network in the archive?
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Thanks. I've just downloaded the zip file and it is there: conky.conf.14 (line 1, column 4).
Please tell me if this helped.
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:iconlgsalvati:
lgsalvati Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Did not start because the network was temporarily unavailable(lol).
I then went to the file conky.conf.41 (as described) and not found it.
All works fine now :)

I would suggest to update the file name in the description (perhaps by putting more intuitive names: P).
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Thanks for the suggestion. I will take it into account next time I update the script.
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:iconalfy102:
Alfy102 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Nice, kinda reminds me of Windows 8. Probably of the colourful theme that you used. But hey, I'm not complaining.
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
That was the basis of my inspiration. I'm not a fan either, just thought in exploring the concept. :)
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:iconalfy102:
Alfy102 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Well, it's definitely working alright. :D
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Hehe, great to know that! :)
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longxin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
It does support ubuntu11.10 very well - -
when I use the shortcut to show the Desktop,the conky would hide ...
can you tell me hao to fix it ?
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kant-o Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Glad you like it. I currently do not have the means to test the configurations in ubuntu 11.10, but I suggestion that you find the line
own_window_type normal
in the configuration files, and change it to:
own_window_type desktop

If that does not work, try also
own_window_type override

Notice that you may have to restart conky to test the new configurations:
sudo killall conky
./conky.sh


If that does not work, and you have compiz installed, you can also try the suggestion #2 in [link]

Hope this helps.
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