Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Conkywx Weather ver SEVEN - build 333

Now Conkywx is Seven 
  • Use conky version 1.10x - though will work with conky 1.9x as well. Note that templates for 1.9x version are included but not supported.
  • If you are using Arch Linux - it is strongly recommended to use conky_cairo and tolua++_5.3 - both in AUR and will connect with lua 5.3 - better and faster than lua 5.1
  • Multiple sites supported to get options for current and forecast weather
  • Type conkywx --help in a terminal window after installation to see improved help on a web browser.

  • To start - after conkywx installation - run conkywx --help in a terminal window - you should get conkywx help in a browser - now move your mouse over the USAGE menu and select GETTING STARTED - read this section - this will get you going.
  • As many users are using various conky variants - conky is no longer a dependency but however - conky is still required. Please ensure conky - in what ever form - is in fact installed.
  • To get the best out of conkywx - please install lua support for your conky - this could mean installing conky-all - check your distro.
  • In some cases to have conky restart automatically you may need to give a sleep 30 - delay in your conky-start script
  • wxDate is home grown, wxZone and wxStrftime are based on earlier work - improved for conkywx.
  • Many of you may find the text in templates out of spec - before you rip things apart - change the font value in the config section of the conky config file for the template. 
  • If you have questions etc you can get a lot of help at this ubuntu forum. Just go to the last page and post your issue.

    Distro File Location
    Arch linux AUR
    Arch linux pre-compiled package
    Debian based Ubuntu, Mint etc Debian Build
    RPM based Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Suse, etc RPM Build
    Stand Alone version you can run in your home directory Stand Alone Version
    Download fonts for the VinDSL Templates - has the installer in the archive VinDSL Template fonts

    For this stand alone version run the file to install or remove conkywx fonts.

    People - feedback from you would be great ;-)


  1. working flawlessly as usual...great job Param

  2. Param, Wow thanks for the update...short-luamix nailed it! (Just moved the thermometer down a bit on my Manjaro Openbox desktop.)
    BTW, I was wondering if you would share/post your conky script (bottom-right)? Thanks again. Great job!

    1. Fantabulous - many thanks ...

      Have a look at the ~/.config/conkywx/examples7_build_333/ - remove the comment from the line # conky -c "${WX_DIR}/conky-systemrc" &

      you will need to fix the cpu thing in ~/.config/conkywx/examples7_build_333/wxringdata.lua

    2. Okay Paprm thanks. Uncommented that line in but got no display at all (except for ${WX_DIR}/short-luamix-conkyrc which was left enabled.
      Manjaro distro is uptodate.

    3. Param, Got it working! Did a little more digging and needed to comment "GPU: ${nvidia temp}${offset -1}°C..." line in conky-systemrc. Thanks all the same. Cheers...

  3. thanks for work, is use manjaro,conky_cairo and tolua++_5.3..

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