Thursday, January 2, 2014

Snow Day: Conky Configuration Time!

It is quite snowy in southern Ontario today so I spent a bit of time configuring Conky on my system. I have heard of conky before but never bothered to put any time into configuring it.

For those of you who don't know, Conky is a nice system monitoring application that runs on the root X window. This means that it sits on your desktop like Active Desktop, but better.

Mine looks good, but I have seen screenshots of some very artistic configurations.

Conky Configuration :]
Read more to see my conky.conf file!

Here is my conky config if you want to try it out and customize it!
alignment top_left
background no
border_width 0
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
use_xft yes
xftfont Ubuntu Mono:size=12
gap_x 60
gap_y 60
minimum_size 600 5
net_avg_samples 2
no_buffers yes
double_buffer yes
out_to_console no
out_to_stderr no
extra_newline no
own_window yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_transparent yes
stippled_borders 0
update_interval 1.0
uppercase no
use_spacer none
show_graph_scale no
show_graph_range no

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${alignc}${color grey}Hostname
${alignc}${color white}${nodename}

${alignc}${color white}${uptime}, ${freq}MHz

${alignc}${color grey}CPU Usage
${color white}${cpugraph 60}
${alignc}${color grey}Processes${color white} ${processes} ${color grey}Running${color white} ${running_processes}

${alignc}${color grey}RAM
${alignc}${color white} ${mem}/${memmax}
${memgraph 60}
${alignc}${color grey}Swap
${alignc}${color white}$swap/$swapmax

${alignc}${color grey}Networking
${alignc}${color grey}eth0
${alignc}Up ${color white}${upspeed eth0}${color grey} Down ${color white}${downspeed eth0}
${alignc}${color grey}wlan0
${alignc}${color white}Up ${color white}${upspeed wlan0}${color grey} Down ${color white}${downspeed wlan0}

${alignc}${color grey}Root File System
${alignc}${color white}${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /}
${color white}${fs_bar 10 /}

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