Conky Manager can't run a widget

Don’t know why when I select a theme or widget in Conky Manager nothing happens. Manually setting up a conky widget is a work of hassle for me. How can I make Conky Manager work?

Hi, Add these lines to -> conky.conf

own_window = true,
own_window_type = ‘desktop’,

Couldn’t find conky.conf :’( Where is it located?

By default conky uses a configuration file located at ~/.config/conky/conky.conf


It’s empty. What should I do now?

Open nautilus in that location search for the file, you have enabled the hidden items view

You can create a default configuration file with the following command:

$ mkdir -p ~/.config/conky && conky --print-config > ~/.config/conky/conky.conf

conky-manager uses an old format for configuration files that is no longer supported
conky Configurations | github.com

This was reported to maintainer in 2016 -
Unable to read conky 1.10.x configuration file | bugs.launchpad.net )

old style configuration files were usually called conkyrc. the file shown in screenshot ~/.config/conky/conky.conkyrc may be an old style configuration file that needs to be converted

please post response to

cat ~/.config/conky/conky.conkyrc

Yes it’s an old format. I tried converter.lua, but the conversion script doesnt work. Can you convert these two?

Process Panel

background yes
double_buffer yes
alignment middle_left
border_width 1
cpu_avg_samples 2
default_color white
default_outline_color white
default_shade_color white
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders yes
draw_outline no
draw_shades no

gap_x 40
gap_y 140
net_avg_samples 2
no_buffers yes
out_to_console no
out_to_stderr no
extra_newline no

own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_colour 000000
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

minimum_size 200 0
stippled_borders 0
update_interval 2.0
uppercase no
use_spacer none

show_graph_scale no
show_graph_range no

use_xft yes
xftalpha 0.1
xftfont Droid Sans:size=10
color0 white
color1 EAEAEA
color2 FFA300
color3 grey

TEXT
${color2}CPU ${color0}${alignr}${cpu cpu0}%
${cpubar cpu0 5,}
${top name 1} $alignr ${top cpu 1}%
${top name 2} $alignr ${top cpu 2}%
${top name 3} $alignr ${top cpu 3}%
${top name 4} $alignr ${top cpu 4}%
${top name 5} $alignr ${top cpu 5}%

${color2}RAM ${color0}${alignr}${mem}
${membar 5,}
${top_mem name 1} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 1}
${top_mem name 2} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 2}
${top_mem name 3} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 3}
${top_mem name 4} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 4}
${top_mem name 5} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 5}

Emays

use_xft yes
xftfont 123:size=8
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 3
total_run_times 0
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
minimum_size 300 100
maximum_width 1280
draw_shades yes
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color e0e0e0
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color green
alignment top_left
gap_x 35
gap_y 75
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 1
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer right


own_window_argb_value 0
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_colour 000000
TEXT
${voffset 10}${color #dddddd}${font Janda Cheerful Script:pixelsize=103}${time %_I:%M%P}${font}${voffset -84}${offset 10}${color #FCD97B}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=42}${time %d}${voffset -14}${color #dddddd}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=22} ${time  %B} ${time %Y}${font}${voffset 24}${font Amaze:pixelsize=58}${offset -165}${time %A}${font}
${voffset -2}${offset 12}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=12}${color #FCD97B}HD ${offset 5}$color${fs_free /home} / ${fs_size /home}${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}RAM ${offset 5}$color$mem / $memmax${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}CPU ${offset 5}$color${cpu cpu0}%${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}DOWN$color${offset 5}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth1}${downspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan0}${downspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}${downspeed Profile 1}${endif}${endif}${endif}${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}UP$color${offset 5}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth1}${upspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan0}${upspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}${upspeed Profile 1}${endif}${endif}${endif}

Do you have conky-manager installed?

I got a new copy of the script convert.lua

and made it executable - chmod +x convert.lua

./convert.lua process process.conf worked perfectly to create working configuration

process.conf

conky.config = {
background = true,
double_buffer = true,
alignment = ‘middle_left’,
border_width = 1,
cpu_avg_samples = 2,
default_color = ‘white’,
default_outline_color = ‘white’,
default_shade_color = ‘white’,
draw_borders = false,
draw_graph_borders = true,
draw_outline = false,
draw_shades = false,

gap_x = 40,
gap_y = 140,
net_avg_samples = 2,
no_buffers = true,
out_to_console = false,
out_to_stderr = false,
extra_newline = false,

own_window = true,
own_window_type = 'normal',
own_window_transparent = true,
own_window_colour = '#000000',
own_window_argb_visual = true,
own_window_argb_value = 0,
own_window_hints = 'undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',

minimum_width = 200, minimum_height = 0,
stippled_borders = 0,
update_interval = 2.0,
uppercase = false,
use_spacer = 'none',

show_graph_scale = false,
show_graph_range = false,

use_xft = true,
xftalpha = 0.1,
font = 'Droid Sans:size=10',
color0 = 'white',
color1 = '#EAEAEA',
color2 = '#FFA300',
color3 = 'grey',

};

conky.text = [[
${color2}CPU ${color0}${alignr}${cpu cpu0}%
${cpubar cpu0 5,}
${top name 1} $alignr ${top cpu 1}%
${top name 2} $alignr ${top cpu 2}%
${top name 3} $alignr ${top cpu 3}%
${top name 4} $alignr ${top cpu 4}%
${top name 5} $alignr ${top cpu 5}%

${color2}RAM ${color0}${alignr}${mem}
${membar 5,}
${top_mem name 1} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 1}
${top_mem name 2} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 2}
${top_mem name 3} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 3}
${top_mem name 4} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 4}
${top_mem name 5} $alignr ${top_mem mem_res 5}
]];

0lKFLRu

./convert.lua emays emays.conf worked no problem converting the configuration
but it did not display correctly when i ran it in conky
setting for minimum_height was too small and had to be increased to 150
and the voffset settings in conky.text resulted in ovelapping text and had to be changed
and LAN connection eth0 had to be changed to 'enp3s0`to work on my system

emays.conf
conky.config = {
	use_xft = true,
	font = '123:size=8',
	xftalpha = 0.1,
	update_interval = 3,
	total_run_times = 0,
	own_window = true,
	own_window_type = 'normal',
	own_window_transparent = true,
	own_window_hints = 'undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',
	double_buffer = true,
	minimum_width = 300, 
    minimum_height = 150,
	maximum_width = 1280,
	draw_shades = true,
	draw_outline = false,
	draw_borders = false,
	draw_graph_borders = false,
	default_color = '#e0e0e0',
	default_shade_color = 'black',
	default_outline_color = 'green',
	alignment = 'top_left',
	gap_x = 35,
	gap_y = 75,
	no_buffers = true,
	uppercase = false,
	cpu_avg_samples = 2,
	net_avg_samples = 1,
	override_utf8_locale = true,
	use_spacer = 'right',


	own_window_argb_value = 0,
	own_window_argb_visual = true,
	own_window_colour = '#000000',
};

conky.text = [[
${color #dddddd}${font Janda Cheerful Script:pixelsize=103}${time %_I:%M%P}${font}${voffset -84}${offset 10}${color #FCD97B}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=42}${time %d}${voffset -14}${color #dddddd}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=22} ${time  %B} ${time %Y}${font}${voffset 24}${font Amaze:pixelsize=58}${offset -165}${time %A}${font}
${voffset 24}${offset 12}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=12}${color #FCD97B}HD ${offset 5}$color${fs_free /home} / ${fs_size /home}${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}RAM ${offset 5}$color$mem / $memmax${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}CPU ${offset 5}$color${cpu cpu0}%${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}DOWN$color${offset 5}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth1}${downspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan0}${downspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}${downspeed Profile 1}${endif}${endif}${endif}${offset 15}${color #FCD97B}UP$color${offset 5}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth1}${upspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route wlan0}${upspeed Profile 1}${else}${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}${upspeed Profile 1}${endif}${endif}${endif}
]];

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