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The MX-17 conkies

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The MX-17 conkies

#1 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:25 am

OK, this thread is to get some user experiences with the MX conkies that are about to appear with the MX-17 beta 1. During alpha development the Dev Team concentrated on the functions and the GUI of MX Conky, and a lot of progress was made. There is still work to do, but we have a fully operating system now so it's time to look at the default conky collection. For background, take a look at the MX Conky Help file.

Two first-order questions:
1) does anyone with a default installation of B1 have trouble with a particular conky not showing up at all when Conky Manager is open and the conky's box is checked? They have all been tested against the alpha series of MX-17, but strange things sometimes happen.
2) second, how is the size on your particular screen? Some will be too small, some too large, and some just right.
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Please include with any comments on these questions the output of

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inxi -G

There's no reasonable way to reduce or enlarge some of the conkies, either because they are too big or too complicated; we're just going to leave those alone. There are some, however, that can easily be scaled. A model is provided by MX-Cowon, where the author has supplied a "less" and a "more" size--compare the {font <somefont_and_size>} tags in the bottom TEXT part of his two conky scripts to see what he has done.

We're looking in this thread for solutions, not just problems. If a conky looks too big or too small on your setup, it would be terrific is you could take the time to fiddle with the font sizes and try to solve it. If it works, paste the script into a post inside code tags and give us a small image of what it looks like.

This should be fun, and the Community is in position to make an important and unique contribution to MX-17 Final--thanks a lot for your help!
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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#2 Postby richb » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 am

MX Gotham: On a large hdpi screen system info is small and hard to read.
Modified conky below. Also changed colors to my liking. You cam ignore color changes.

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use_xft yes
xftfont 123:size=8
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0

own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_colour 000000
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 0

double_buffer yes
minimum_size 870 550
maximum_width 600
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color ffffff
default_shade_color red
default_outline_color black
alignment bottom_right
gap_x 10
gap_y 30
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 1
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer yes
minimum_size 870 550

TEXT

${voffset -5}${color EAEAEA}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=100}${time %I:%M}${font}${voffset -70}${offset 8}${color 72B7C1}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=35}${time %e} ${voffset -15}${color EAEAEA}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=22}${time  %B} ${time %Y}${font}${voffset 24}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=58}${offset -148}${time %A}${font}
${voffset 12}${offset 12}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=20}${color 72B7C1}SSD ${offset 9}$color${fs_free /} / ${fs_size /}${offset 30}${color 72B7C1}RAM ${offset 9}$color$mem / $memmax${offset 30}${color 72B7C1}CPU ${offset 9}$color${cpu cpu0}%


Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 ) drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.48.0 / 4.9.0-3-amd64, LLVM 3.9.1)
version: 4.3 Mesa 13.0.6
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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#3 Postby chrispop99 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:44 am

MX-Gotham:

Using MX Conky to change the month to 'Short', with no other changes, causes the Day to overlap the Time:

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I don't know enough about Conky to correct it, but I will have a try.

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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:46 am

@Rich: very helpful, thanks.

What happened to the color declarations that we need for MX Conky to work? In the default script:

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#colors
##hour,minute
color0 EAEAEA
##day of month, month, year
color1 black
##day of week
color2 D23B86
##line 2: system parameters
color3 black
##line 2: system values
color4 black
Can you please add those declarations back in and correct the TEXT to match them (with color1, etc.), so we can store this as a functional MX conky in the hdpi category?
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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#5 Postby richb » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:48 am

chrispop99 wrote:MX-Gotham:

Using MX Conky to change the month to 'Short', with no other changes, causes the Day to overlap the Time:

Screenshot.png

I don't know enough about Conky to correct it, but I will have a try.

Chris

You will need to increase the offset code in front of the day
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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#6 Postby richb » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:51 am

Jerry3904 wrote:@Rich: very helpful, thanks.

What happened to the color declarations that we need for MX Conky to work? In the default script:

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#colors
##hour,minute
color0 EAEAEA
##day of month, month, year
color1 black
##day of week
color2 D23B86
##line 2: system parameters
color3 black
##line 2: system values
color4 black
Can you please add those declarations back in and correct the TEXT to match them (with color1, etc.), so we can store this as a functional MX conky in the hdpi category?

My bad I already had Gotham I had edited before your color code changes. I will modify.
EDIT: Somewhat tied up with other things so will get to it later.
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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#7 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:34 am

@chris: that one is particularly complicated b/c the offsets are linked to each other. I will look at it later when I get a sec
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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#8 Postby chrispop99 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:23 am

MX-Gotham:

With a 1024x768 resolution, the Conky is partly covered by the panel:

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Changing the gap_x 100 value to gap_x 50 corrects this, and also looks acceptable to me on higher resolution screens.

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use_xft yes
xftfont 123:size=8
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0

own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_colour 000000
own_window_argb_visual no
own_window_argb_value 0

double_buffer yes
#minimum_size 250 5
#maximum_width 500
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color white
default_shade_color red
default_outline_color green
alignment top_middle
gap_x 50
gap_y 20
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 1
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer yes

#colors
##hour,minute
color0 EAEAEA
##day of month, month, year
color1 black
##day of week
color2 D23B86
##line 2: system parameters
color3 black
##line 2: system values
color4 black

minimum_size 0 200
TEXT

#line 1
${voffset 10}${color0}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=120}${time %I:%M}${font}${voffset -84}${offset 10}${color1}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=42}${time %e} ${voffset -15}${color1}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=22}${time  %B} ${time %Y}${font}${voffset 24}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=58}${offset -200}${color2}${time %A}${font}

#line 2
${voffset 1}${offset 12}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=12}${color3}HD ${offset 9}$color${fs_free /} / ${fs_size /}${offset 30}${color3}RAM ${offset 9}$color$mem / $memmax${offset 30}${color3}CPU ${offset 9}$color${cpu cpu0}%


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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#9 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:43 am

Thanks. For others viewing this post: that x_gap change can be done with Conky Manager, where it is called "Horizontal gap" on the location tab.

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Re: The MX-17 conkies

#10 Postby richb » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:26 am

@Jerry, Will you entertain other changes to conkys, for example color changes to elements and image additions like the mx logo? Also deletion of some info that does not fit on an hdpi screen when fonts are increased. Or is that going too far?

Following are minimal changes to Gotham. Text changes to system info editing config file, and color changes using MX Conky.

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use_xft yes
xftfont 123:size=8
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0

own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_colour 000000
own_window_argb_visual no
own_window_argb_value 0

double_buffer yes
#minimum_size 250 5
#maximum_width 500
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color white
default_shade_color red
default_outline_color green
alignment top_middle
gap_x 100
gap_y 20
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 1
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer yes

#colors
##hour,minute
color0 EAEAEA
##day of month, month, year
color1 3bbdd2
##day of week
color2 3bbdd2
##line 2: system parameters
color3 3bbdd2
##line 2: system values
color4 black

minimum_size 0 200
TEXT

#line 1
${voffset 10}${color0}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=120}${time %I:%M}${font}${voffset -84}${offset 10}${color1}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=42}${time %e} ${voffset -15}${color1}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=22}${time  %B} ${time %Y}${font}${voffset 24}${font NBGrotesk-R:pixelsize=58}${offset -200}${color2}${time %A}${font}

#line 2
${voffset 1}${offset 12}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=16}${color3}HD ${offset 9}$color${fs_free /} / ${fs_size /}${offset 30}${color3}RAM ${offset 9}$color$mem / $memmax${offset 30}${color3}CPU ${offset 9}$color${cpu cpu0}%
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