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Now it's easy to customize your desktop!

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop.

CONKY-colors is an easier way to configure Conky.

This conky script support multilanguage:
Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian

How to install
Go to a terminal and type:
$sudo apt-get install aptitude python-keyring python-statgrab ttf-ubuntu-font-family hddtemp curl lm-sensors conky-all
$sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp
$sudo sensors-detect #answering Yes (default) to all questions, even that last one that defaults to No

Now restart your session

Download and extract the and type in terminal in the same directory that has been extracted.
$sudo make install
$conky-colors {options}

$conky-colors --help [for help]

Ex: if your cpu is quad-core and you want the noble color, with hd, network and pidgin monitor and all in portuguese
conky-colors --theme=gnome-noble --lang=en --cpu=4 --network --hd=default --pidgin

For a working photo widget you need to specify a file or directory in conkyPhoto or conkyPhotoRandom script in ~/.conkycolors/bin/

Update your font cache:
$sudo fc-cache -v -f

+++ Kaivalagi's Scripts (Included in conky-colors) +++
Conky SSL Mail Script:…
Conky Pidgin Script:…
Conky Rhythmbox Script:…
Conky Banshee Script:…
Conky Exaile Script:…
+++ If you can, say thanks to him for this great work +++

in terminal type conky -c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc.

To run conky at startup, go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications, click "Add" and add the path to the conkyStart file[/usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyStart]

that's all folks!

conky-colors --cpu=2 --calendar --photord --clementine=cd --hd=default --network --theme=wise
conky-colors --sls --weather=brxx0043 --theme=orange
conky-colors --cairo --cpu=2 --clock=cairo --network --theme=blue
conky-colors --ring --network --theme=red
conky-colors --slim --w=1440 --h=900 --theme=white --weather=brxx0043
conky-colors --board --w=1440 --h=900 --theme=cyan

Lua/bash scripts work with conky 1.8.1, but most of the python scripts still doesnt;
SLS MODE only work with lm-sensors configured
The position of the photo and cover may be wrong bc in ubuntu the space between the widgets is different from Archlinux



* Complete new icon set, replaced most of the fonts with the new conkycolors font family;
* Widgets review;
* Refactory all hd scripts to use python 3;
* Many, many, many bugfixes;
© 2011 - 2021 helmuthdu
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Please help...I followed the instructions and for the step where I did 'make install', I get the following ld error:

from /usr/include/stdio.h:27,

from src/utils.c:2:

/usr/include/features.h:187:3: warning: #warning "_BSD_SOURCE and _SVID_SOURCE are deprecated, use _DEFAULT_SOURCE" [-Wcpp]

187 | # warning "_BSD_SOURCE and _SVID_SOURCE are deprecated, use _DEFAULT_SOURCE"

| ^~~~~~~

/usr/bin/ld: /tmp/cc41hcmA.o:(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `i'; /tmp/ccBVxopx.o:(.bss+0x0): first defined here

collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

make: *** [<builtin>: conky-colors] Error 1

Sangat-ingin's avatar

Download and extract the and type in terminal in the same directory that has been extracted. $make $sudo make install $conky-colors {options}

what is this make?

that not working for me? how to install it?

paramjeetdhiman's avatar

If anyone have this image theme code please send me....Happy

Screenshot from 2020-01-23 17-57-35
I don't have the file "conkyrc"
roiikka's avatar
Now need "sudo" before "conky-colors" in terminal. Linux Mint 17.3 KDE Plasma
Explanation: The files in the folders that conkyColors made that it configures need root permissions
svenskadanska's avatar
This is a magnificent work..Thanks for the share.
Thalass's avatar
Looks great! Just one issue, though: I can't see how to shift the semicircle graphs down to match the relevant text location after moving some text around with ${voffset X} - the text moves the amount I want, but the graphs are separate. I'm guessing it's in the lua file but I'm not that familiar with lua yet haha
Total newbie to linux here.. Where do I find / get this
Thalass's avatar
On this page, on the right hand side up the top. Below "add to favourites"
Hey there,when i try to command make terminal says this.

fujitsu@fujitsu-LIFEBOOK-AH530 ~/İndirilenler/conky_colors $ make
cc -Wall -std=c99    src/conky-colors.c src/conkycover.c src/conkyplayer.c src/conkyrc_cairo.c src/conkyrc_ring.c src/conkyrc_board.c src/conkyrc_default.c src/conkyrc_slim.c src/conkyrc_sls.c src/coverposition.c src/finddir.c src/help.c src/options.c src/photoposition.c src/themes.c src/translations.c src/variables.c src/confinstall.c src/utils.c src/initialize.c   -o conky-colors
src/conky-colors.c:15:19: fatal error: stdio.h: Böyle bir dosya ya da dizin yok
#include <stdio.h>
compilation terminated.
src/conkycover.c:4:19: fatal error: stdio.h: Böyle bir dosya ya da dizin yok
#include <stdio.h>

compilation terminated.
make: *** [conky-colors] Hata 1
fujitsu@fujitsu-LIFEBOOK-AH530 ~/İndirilenler/conky_colors $ 

Can you help me guys?
Hi guys!
Conky was update to 1.10 and crash may ConkyBanshee on Debian Jessie, please help me!
The terminal is barred after putting   conky-c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc

ceibal@ceibal:~/.conky_colors$ conky -c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc
Conky: desktop window (1a00095) is subwindow of root window (a1)
Conky: window type - desktop
Conky: drawing to created window (0x4c00002)
Conky: drawing to double buffer

help me, pleaseee
Looks gorgeous! I wans trying this out on Ubuntu MATE, so worked around the python-grabstats issue (…) and some snprintf without format string in the code.

I just wanted to let you know!
vrakitaz's avatar
This is great, thanks!!!

I found… super helpfull with finding a location code for weather. ;)
For those who use mint 17 got "Unable to locate package python-statgrab", download and install the below 2 packages with gdebi:……
sudo apt-get install python-statgrab
Unable to locate package python-statgrab

how to fix this???

AlexanderProfane's avatar
Same here. Ubuntu 14.04.

Edit: It looks like it was removed from the 14.04 repositories because it's not yet ready for libstatgrab 0.90 API. I don't know if it can be compiled from source instead, but this explains why it's not yet available.
i want to know is this script is available on fedora 20 ?
roiikkata's avatar
you just taught me the basics of using conky by reading the info here and some of the questions answers in the comments

so awesomme .. O _ O .. lol .. 

heres the screenshot of mine i uploaded on tinypic just now

I have Ubuntu 13.10.
I followed the instructions step by step, but when i try to start the program with the command  "-c ~/.conkycolors/conkyrc", the terminal repeats this message to me many times:

/usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyYahooWeather: 22: /usr/share/conkycolors/bin/conkyYahooWeather: Syntax error: "(" unexpected (expecting "fi")
Conky: llua_do_call: function conky_main execution failed: /usr/share/conkycolors/scripts/conkySlim.lua:37: assertion failed!

what can be the problem?

Thank you!
roiikkata's avatar
try it all again and read carefully
some things in the instructions arent step by step, theyre reminders or separate instructions for something else

maybe uninstall and reinstall it
i have 13.10, also . im actually on it right now

what it looks like to me is that it needs to be reinstalled and you followed the directions step by step instead of understanding them .. theyre hard to explain so i wont do it myself, on here ..
jimkf90's avatar
Hello! I am thoroughly enjoying this conky script (thank you!), but there is a small annoyance I wish I knew how to fix.

When using --calendarm, the icon is a garbled star, and not the calendar icon I get when using --calendar. My brain cannot comprehend a calendar where sunday is the first day of the week, but --calendarm ruins my beautiful desktop. I wish I could fix the --calendarm-icon.

Any help would be appreciated!
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