Conky in Hardy Heron 8.04

I’ve added new stuff on my Conky setup that was already up and running. I have a post somewhere around here about setting it up after I did a clean install of Hardy. I was browsing through the Community Cafe in Ubuntu Forums when I came across a conky screenshot with a different look. Links were provided to the how-to of this version and it wasn’t too hard to customize to my own liking. Although mine looks a lil over the top, don’t worry I’m attaching a screenshot so you can see for yourself. Further down, I will include the links of the pages that helped heaps. Let me first share the steps I took to make my conky more than just letters and numbers.

1) Download fonts/icons and extract the contents. The fonts needed are located here:

2) Open a terminal and enter “gksu nautilus” so you can read/write anything. Then copy the *.ttf files to /usr/share/fonts/truetype folder.
3) Edit your conky settings to your liking, save and run it again.

Here are the links to the very helpful pages I used:

Conky with icons in Linux Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

My Conky code:

background yes
use_xft yes
xftfont HandelGotD:size=9
xftalpha 0.5
update_interval 1.0
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 200 5
maximum_width 200
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders yes
default_color white
default_shade_color red
default_outline_color green
alignment top_right
gap_x 12
gap_y 48
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
override_utf8_locale no

$sysname $kernel on $machine
${font StyleBats:size=18}P${font} Uptime $alignr $uptime
${font StyleBats:size=18}X${font} Load $alignr $loadavg
${font StyleBats:size=18}V${font} Public IP $alignr ${color}${execi 14400 wget -O – | tail}${color}
${font StyleBats:size=18}T${font} $processes processes ($running_processes running)

${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}N${font} ${color white}Highest CPU:
${color de0b0b}${top name 1}${top_mem cpu 1}
${color white}${top name 2}${top cpu 2}
${top name 3}${top cpu 3}
${top name 4}${top cpu 4}
${top name 5}${top cpu 5}
${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}O${font} ${color white}Highest MEM:
${color de0b0b}${top_mem name 1}${top_mem mem 1}
${color white}${top_mem name 2}${top_mem mem 2}
${top_mem name 3}${top_mem mem 3}
${top_mem name 4}${top_mem mem 4}
${top_mem name 5}${top_mem mem 5}

${font StyleBats:size=18}A${font} CPU $alignr ${cpu cpu0}%
${cpubar cpu0}

${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}J${font} MEM $alignc $mem / $memmax $alignr $memperc%

${font StyleBats:size=18}F${font} /root $alignc ${fs_used /} / ${fs_size /} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /}%
${fs_bar /}

${font StyleBats:size=18}G${font} /home $alignc ${fs_used /home} / ${fs_size /home} $alignr ${fs_free_perc /home}%
${fs_bar /home}

${font StyleBats:size=18}B${font} swap $alignc $swap / $swapmax $alignr $swapperc%
${font weather:size=28}z${font} M/B CPU $alignr ${hwmon temp 1}C ${hwmon temp 2}C
${font weather:size=28}y${font} hdd LINUX $alignr /dev/hdb ${execi 300 nc localhost 7634 | cut -c53-54 ;}C
${font weather:size=28}x${font} hdd XP $alignr /dev/hda ${execi 300 nc localhost 7634 | cut -c27-28 ;}C

${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}r${font} Down:${color} $alignr ${downspeed eth0} k/s${color} ${offset 80}
${font PizzaDude Bullets:size=16}v${font} Up:${color} $alignr ${upspeed eth0} k/s ${offset 80}


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