Do you use a Conky?

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Do you use a Conky?

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  • #2 No
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  • #102858
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    Lead Farmer

      After I install Antix I thought the Conky is a nice thing, it show a live data and useful info, I chose a nice wallpaper so the Conky text show well.
      Recently I started to use random wallpaper from the web with Upsplash (I post about it here) And now the Conky in more of a eye sore, sometimes when I change the wallpaper, the colors of wallpaper is similar to the colors text or the graph of the Conky, make them unreadable, and also there is a delay between when the wallpaper is changed to when the image the background of the Conky it changed, so I decided to disable the Conky.

      Before The CPU load in idle was ~3.3%, and now is ~1.5% and less ~4MB of RAM, almost 2% of of CPU load only to run the Conky is more then I thought, if I knew that I would a disable it from the start, my is CPU: AMD E1-1500 APU (2) @ 1.480GHz.

      I use IceWM desktop, and in taskbar is show almost the info I need CPU, RAM and Network.-
      Also most of the time I don’t see the Conky like when I use Web Browser in fullscreen but I can see the taskbar.

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      #102872
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      Trashthrasher

        I chose not to use conky because all of the info I need is right in the tray.

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        #102875
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        RJP

          Yes, because I like to see what is running.

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          #102879
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          Brian Masinick

            You probably know that Conky can be easily toggled on and off.

            It takes some work but it’s also possible to get many different appearances in Conky.

            I’ve seen them and I am not on my computer right now but I believe that our configuration provides a variety of choices. Hopefully a few forum members are around who can help. I can figure it out too but I am not the “expert” in Conky configuration.

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            #102887
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            Trashthrasher

              Conky Manager is great for using extra conky themes & configurations.

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              #102900
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              Brian Masinick

                Conky Manager is great for using extra conky themes & configurations.

                Thanks! That looks appealing. I’ll confirm later if we have additional tools either standard or available in addition to your suggestion.

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                #102937
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                ren1268

                  Yes, I find no way to see or install second calendar such as lunar calendar from the panel. Using Conky to show Gregorian together with lunar calendar.

                  #102945
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                  PPC

                    Most of the time I do not use Conky, because all the system information that I want to see is alreayd on FT10’s toolbar or the IceWM’s system tray. On my less powerful devices, the extra RAM Conky uses does make a small difference.

                    P.

                    #102960
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                    Xunzi_23

                      Conky is a tool I like, watches CPU core GPU and NVME temps.
                      With devices at or above 2GB Ram I have no issue with memory usage.

                      On older devices, once I trust cooling and know what the device should
                      sound like I might have conky off most of the time.

                      Sudden loud fan or loss of fan noise are both important warnings for me.

                      #102995
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                      Brian Masinick

                        Conky Manager is great for using extra conky themes & configurations.

                        Thanks! That looks appealing. I’ll confirm later if we have additional tools either standard or available in addition to your suggestion.

                        Since I’ve poked around a few times and haven’t seen anything specific, I BELIEVE the place I saw a Conky tool is in one of my MX Linux AHS installations. That makes more sense because there are quite a few people there who have added various tools and scripts, and I’ve used many of them.
                        If anyone happens to have an MX Linux installation on the same hardware as antiX, my strong suspicion is that the tool could be very easily copied to antiX. The next time I’m using such an environment I’ll try to remember to take a look and potentially hijack a Conky configuration to one of my other antiX instances. Right now I don’t have MX Linux here because I have multiple antiX instances here and a few other interesting test systems too.
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                        Trashthrasher

                          MX Linux is where I 1st came across it as well. There was like 20 or so different skins to use & some other settings.

                          Conky Manager is great for using extra conky themes & configurations.

                          Thanks! That looks appealing. I’ll confirm later if we have additional tools either standard or available in addition to your suggestion.

                          Since I’ve poked around a few times and haven’t seen anything specific, I BELIEVE the place I saw a Conky tool is in one of my MX Linux AHS installations. That makes more sense because there are quite a few people there who have added various tools and scripts, and I’ve used many of them.
                          If anyone happens to have an MX Linux installation on the same hardware as antiX, my strong suspicion is that the tool could be very easily copied to antiX. The next time I’m using such an environment I’ll try to remember to take a look and potentially hijack a Conky configuration to one of my other antiX instances. Right now I don’t have MX Linux here because I have multiple antiX instances here and a few other interesting test systems too.
                          As the famous Terminator actor once said, “I’ll be back!”

                          MX Linux is where I 1st came across it as well. There was like 20 or so different skins to use & some other settings.

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                          #102999
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                          Brian Masinick

                            I’m running antiX-23-runit_x64-full Grup Yorum 3 February 2023 now on my Dell Inspiron 5558 and I do have a single instance
                            of Conky running here. I also confirmed that my MX Linux instance on this machine does have a full complement of Conky variations with numerous appearances, items listed, ranging from CPU, memory, swap and disk information, time, date and general resources, just a clock and all things in between with a great variety of personal configuration. It’s definitely an MX Linux thing from the old MEPIS Lovers community, which is the MX Linux Lovers community or MX Linux Forum today. They have a ton of good stuff there, and it’s NOT limited to Conky either. Recommended!

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                            #103505
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                            techore

                              I don’t really use conky for its intended purpose as I understand it. Truthfully, I not a fan of perf/mon widgets on any OS. Tend to use diagnostic tools when they are needed. With that being said, it does a great job displaying text (keybindings) for various programs. I simply cannot remember them all and just hit a key-combo to kill conky then start another conky process with the desired cheatsheet.

                              #103506
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                              mikey777

                                My RAM & CPU usage on my daily work laptop is pretty predictable for the applications I’m using and the 4GB of installed RAM is more than adequate for my needs. Therefore, I haven’t any need to monitor RAM consumption continuously and so don’t use conky. Anytime I’m curious about RAM or CPU usage, I just click on Htop to check.

                                ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
                                - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
                                ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
                                - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
                                - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

                                #103507
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                                andfree

                                  I think that the question could mean “Do you ever use a Conky?” as well as “Do you always have a Conky on?”.
                                  Normally, I don’t use it, because none of the machines I use is more than 1GB RAM, so I prefer using tray monitors.

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