Conky Basic MkII (Interactive)

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Description:

This Conky widget draws a Basic Conky interactive interface to display system information. By means of mouse clicks or drag-and-drop the layout and contents of the widget can be changed.

NOTE
Keep in mind that Conky cycles every x second. So, you have to wait one Conky cycle before you see an reaction to your mouse click.
If you already are using ConkyBacic MkII then do not overwrite the config.conf file when installing a new version. If you do you will need to set-up your theme again.
On virtual machines CPU temperature and such does not work due to the lack of hardware sensors.

Installation:
- unpack the source file
-copy the file .conkybasicactive to your home directory
-copy the file .conkybasicactive_c110 to your home directory
-copy the basicactive folder into ~/.lua
-install the Unique font in ~/.lua/basicactive
Usage:
'conky -c .conkybasicactive -q' or if you are using conky 1.10.x 'conky -c .conkybasic_c110 -q'

Prerequisites :
lm-sensors, xinput, xdotool, xwininfo, Conky version 1.9 / 1.10.0 (with work-arounds in this code)

Use the left-mouse button you select the panel you want to move. Click it and keep it pressed, then move your mouse to the panel you want to swap it with. When it is highlighted release the button.
Use the right-mouse button to change the contents of a panel.
The system tray has 5 control surfaces. Upper left, will change the panel background. Upper right, will change the VU bars. Left and Right, will cycle through the available themes.
Bottom will change the system information displayed.

Tested on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and Ubuntu Gnome 17.04

For more information see the README file.
Last changelog:

Version 1.4 2 years ago

- Network detection overhaul to make it work on Ubuntu Gnome
- Fixed HWMON interface detection and add a check if HWMON exists.
- Changed Mouse id function to make it work on a VirtualBox VM

Bloodybeast

5 months ago

can you update this please Errors in lua?????

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autocrosser1

5 months ago

I don't know if Moob is active anymore....could you report what the errors are?

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Bloodybeast

5 months ago

Thanks for replying @autocrossr1. I'm getting these errors
sh: 1: ifconfig: not found
sh: 1: ifconfig: not found
sh: 1: ifconfig: not found
cat: /sys/class/net//carrier: No such file or directory
cat: /sys/class/net//carrier: No such file or directory
cat: /sys/class/net//carrier: No such file or directory
cat: /sys/class/net//carrier: No such file or directory

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autocrosser1

5 months ago

Yes--I had talked about ifconfig with Moob--not supported anymore...the net//carrier makes me ask..are you using a regular desktop? Do me a favor & try this Conky: https://www.pling.com/p/1006484/ It's one of mine from about the time when Moob & I were collaborating. It uses some of the same scripts in the lua file, but the problems you are having are not in it.

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Bloodybeast

5 months ago

I'm using debian xfce desktop. I tired that conky and it works. However i had to comment out the nvidia-settings in the lua because i use AMD card RX 590. So how can i get my gpu info in that. Another wecky thing is your color setup is werid i want to change the colors all to blue like this one https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1006521/ or to darker blue how do i do that i cannot figure out your color setup...Thank you autocrossr1 giving you some likes on your page :)

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Moob

5 months ago

hi guys,

Well I am still active only not much time these days for conky development.
I will see if I can test it on xfce desktop and see what is going on.

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Bloodybeast

5 months ago

Good to hear from you Moob glad you are OK. How are you doing? Thank you

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autocrosser1

5 months ago

Moob!!!! Good to hear from you. How are you doing?

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Moob

5 months ago

Hi guys,

Not bad, busy as always :)

I had a look and have a fix. Still need to incorperated into the main code.
Look for line 1886 you will a line ' local adress =conky_own..blabla' with an ifconfig in it.
Make the line a comment and paste below the following:
local address =conky_ownpreexec("ip addr | grep -E"..iface.." | grep inet | grep -oE '[0-9]\{1,3\}\\.[0-9]\{1,3\}\\.[0-9]\{1,3\}\\.[0-9]\{1,3\}\/[0-9]{1,2}' | tr '\\n' ' ' | awk -F \"/\" '\{print $1\}'")
That should do the trick.

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autocrosser1

2 years ago

9 Looks Good!!!

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Version 1.4 2 years ago

- Network detection overhaul to make it work on Ubuntu Gnome
- Fixed HWMON interface detection and add a check if HWMON exists.
- Changed Mouse id function to make it work on a VirtualBox VM

Version 1.3 2 years ago

- Added hard disk activity in VU bar. Last LED will blink if there is any HDD activity
- Changed conky title and class to prevent mouse location problems when editing the source file.
- Added maximum CPU speed from found CPU instead of a fixed value
- Added black theme

Version 1.2 2 years ago

- Changed format of stored panel coordinates. When a comma was used as decimal separator, panel coordinates where not stored correctly.
- Added an extra network check to find out if the active NIC has changed from LAN to WLAN or vice-versa
- Changed battery VU bar so it is displayed reversed
- Some code clean up

Version 1.1 2 years ago

- Change the way how the mouse location is retrieved. Switched from xinput to xdotool
- Fixed battery display

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