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#1 2017-08-27 06:56

stroudmw
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install conky-manager

Would someone please tell me how to install conky-manager (32 bit)? I've searched for information, but nothing I've tried has worked. I managed to get it to work in several other linux distros, but I'm really struggling today. Thanks!

Linux q4os-desktop 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2+deb8u3 (2017-08-15) i686 GNU/Linux

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#2 2017-08-27 11:55

liquidsnake
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Re: install conky-manager

I have searched this forum and the web for a solution but I haven't found one yet. Hopefully someone from the Q4OS team or community will come along and give you the answer you're looking for. I would think that the command to enter in terminal would be the same as it is for other Linux distros.

stroudmw wrote:

Would someone please tell me how to install conky-manager (32 bit)? I've searched for information, but nothing I've tried has worked. I managed to get it to work in several other linux distros, but I'm really struggling today. Thanks!

Linux q4os-desktop 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2+deb8u3 (2017-08-15) i686 GNU/Linux

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#3 2017-08-27 12:05

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Re: install conky-manager

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#4 2017-08-27 12:35

stroudmw
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Re: install conky-manager

Trying to install conky-manager:

mike@q4os-desktop:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:

( link to launchpad  ~teejee2008, which it seems I'm not allowed to post) 
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpv0uiqa0r/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpv0uiqa0r/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 2D0F61F0 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpv0uiqa0r/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 2D0F61F0: public key "Launchpad PPA for Tony George" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

mike@q4os-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
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W: Failed to fetch (link to ppa.launchpad teejay2008 again) 404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

mike@q4os-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install conky-manager
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package conky-manager

I've successfully installed conky-manager on Debian-based distros before (AntiX and MX-16) so I know it can be done.

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#5 2017-08-27 12:53

liquidsnake
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Re: install conky-manager

Hmm I'm not sure but I know other users have successfully installed conky on Q4OS. Someone will come along soon and give you the solution. In the meantime I'll try and find a solution too.

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#6 2017-08-27 12:57

stroudmw
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Re: install conky-manager

I'm sure they have! I'm probably just doing something silly.

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#7 2017-08-27 17:10

Dai_trying
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Re: install conky-manager

I'm not sure you would need conky manager, I just use conky itself and start my conkies (I use a few) from a bash script added to ~/.q4data/Programs/Startup/ it might not be the easiest way to get conkies running but it's a method I have used for years now.
Conky itself (with all extras) can be installed using

sudo apt-get install conky-all

Then to start conky you can simply use the conky command (for a single script in your path named .conkyrc) or you can direct it to the file with the command

conky -c /path/to/config.file

This will start your conky with the named file.

If you want an example script to start your conkies at boot time this is a copy of one of mine,

#!/bin/bash
if pgrep conky > /dev/null; then killall conky; fi;
if [[ $1 ]]; then if [ $1 == nowait ]; then :; else sleep 20; fi; else sleep 20; fi
conky -d -c ~/conky/conky01rc &&
if [[ $1 ]]; then if [ $1 == nowait ]; then :; else sleep 2; fi; else sleep 2; fi
conky -d -c ~/conky/conky02rc &&
if [[ $1 ]]; then if [ $1 == nowait ]; then :; else sleep 2; fi; else sleep 2; fi
conky -d -c ~/conky/conky03rc &&

exit

Save it (I call mine multiple_conky to keep things simple) and make it executable (chmod +x file.name) and then it will run as any other script. Obviously you will need to replace the path and filenames to the ones you use yourself.
It has a delay embedded to allow the desktop to fully establish itself before the conkies start but if you want to start them immediately you can add the word nowait to the command i.e.

./multiple_conky nowait

And one thing I must warn you about, installing from ppa's is pretty much a no no with Debian based systems (Q4OS is Debian based). There are some applications available through ppa's that work, but more often than not you will end up with a broken system. But it is (as always) your choice. smile

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#8 2017-08-27 19:09

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Re: install conky-manager

I just had a look on their website and there is a version that should work for Debian Distro's, there are two downloads, i386 download here or amd64 download here.

Try whichever suits your machine and let us know if it works ok smile

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#9 2017-08-27 19:38

crosscourt
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Re: install conky-manager

Hes worked with Anti-X and MX-16 so surprised about the  ppa comments.  Hes using 32bit it appears in the first post.

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#10 2017-08-27 22:36

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Re: install conky-manager

Yes I noticed the 32 bit from the OP but posted both links for any other users wanting to try. smile

ppa's are a PITA from a Debian point of view, they cause soooo many problems, but many users install them because they think that because Ubuntu is based on Debian that it will work, when the truth is Ubuntu is very mechanically different to Debian even though it has the same roots. Plus there are many installation instructions on the internet that use the ppa system (obviously Ubuntu based) so it is not difficult to stray down that path smile

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#11 2017-08-28 22:24

crosscourt
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Re: install conky-manager

Totally agree given my past experiences.

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