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qlocktwo conky
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Published: July 23, 2014
Hi there! =)  This is my first post here on deviantart; I'll be using this account to share my Linux desktop customizations/screenshots and writing.

*Update: See it in action here (mowgli-writes.deviantart.com/a…

To use this conky, simply:

1.) Extract the text file to your home directory
2.) Rename the file to ".conkyrc"
3.) Add "conky -d" to your startup applications.

You will also need to install the Source Sans Pro font (github.com/adobe/source-sans-p…, or edit the config file to use your preferred font.

For those interested, the conky is based on an actual clock (www.qlocktwo.com/). Original code found here (crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopi…. Thanks for stopping by! =D
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nhatlam1804's avatar
it still works on ubuntu 18.10 with conky manager 2.4 :)
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arcolinux's avatar
arcolinux|Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing your conky with the world.
ArcoLinux will add your conky to the iso.
Just a heads up
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zxc-deviant's avatar
hi, iam unable to download, please share link
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versusbr's avatar
Hi, call me dumb, but where is the text file to download?
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palmerito0's avatar
Just click on the "Download" at the top right of the page, under "Add to Favourites"
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versusbr's avatar
Thank you
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flashpointdelta's avatar
update: used another conky widgets code and came up with this to make it work on unity from the original code listed above:


Made it this:

"

own_window yes
own_window_type normal

use_xft yes
xftfont freemono:size=20
xftalpha .1
update_interval 15.0
uppercase 0
double_buffer yes
default_color ffffff
color1 222222
alignment bottom_left
gap_x 0
gap_y 0

#own_window_argb_value 0
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
#own_window_argb_visual yes
#own_window_colour 000000

"
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flashpointdelta's avatar
Where is the text for your version? I installed the "original code" from the link above, but the clock is white letters on black background, but it has a menu bar with close X, min expand and title bar that says conky. How do I get it to be boarderles like your picture above so it looks like its part of the desktop background?
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sagar132's avatar
how do i download this from here
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hayander's avatar
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 35'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 35'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 15'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 15'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 20'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 20'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 15'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 15'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 20'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 20'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 20'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 20'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 30'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 30'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 25'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 25'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 30'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 30'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 5'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 5'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 10'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 10'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 30'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 30'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 35'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 35'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 10'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 10'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 15'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 15'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 35'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 35'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 5'
conky: compare failed for expression ' >= 5'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 35'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 35'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 9'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 9'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 1'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 1'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 6'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 6'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 3'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 3'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 4'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 4'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 5'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 5'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 2'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 2'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 8'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 8'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 11'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 11'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 7'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 7'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 12'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 12'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 10'
conky: compare failed for expression ' == 10'
conky: Bad arguments: ' ' and ' 5'
conky: compare failed for expression ' < 5'
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reedyseth's avatar
I just used this configuration file and got this error as well.
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versusbr's avatar
Got the same here, solutions?
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mobilia's avatar
Awesome. Loved it.
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mobilia's avatar
The link to the Source Sans Pro font got some typo, thus a closing bracket at the end of the address: github.com/adobe/source-sans-p…). Please edit it so that it will take you straight to the GitHub site.
But instead you get 404 error page not found. You have to remove the trailing closing bracket in order to reach the site.
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ericfoulds's avatar
just fricken BRILLIANT!   I love it...
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VirrusQ07's avatar
Great stuff !
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THORNEDR0SE's avatar
THORNEDR0SE|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! I know this thread is a bit old now but I tried it out and have errors. I'm not familiar with Conky yet so I'm unsure what could be causing the errors. It still appears to be working however.
Errors here: pastebin.com/Ga3WXm3k TIA!
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THORNEDR0SE's avatar
THORNEDR0SE|Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I fixed some of the errors. I have Conky 1.10 which converted to lua for the config. However I am still getting the bad arguments / compare failed for expression errors.

Here's the updated config: pastebin.com/0D0ceKHw
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blooDesign's avatar
blooDesign|Student Interface Designer
Original, I like it :)
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helderm's avatar
clever setup
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onearm's avatar
Cool & thanks very much
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mowgli-writes's avatar
No worries. It was fun stumbling upon the original code and playing with it; thought it was worth sharing. =D
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