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If you don't let it edit the file you have to manually edit the file. I just opt to let it edit the file, I'm lazy and so far it hasn't borked my system. =) So let it edit the file, reboot, then do sensors as what you posted is obviously not the right temp. LOL
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conky configs are edited as plain text and saved as a plain text file:

~/.conkyrc

That is what you need, that is the only config file that conky uses. Yes, it's a per-account config file too. You need to be able to view hidden folders, then create the file .conkyrc in your main home folder (~/ = /home/username). Paste the code I pasted or the code bitlong pasted into that file, exit, restart conky, enjoy new config. The site I posted has all the variables and a brief expression of what they mean, some are vague so you have to mess around a bit.

[edit] ~/ works in console as a real location, it's a programmed shortcut.
Erm, I put my config in /etc/conky/ as conky.conf and it works just fine

Yeah like I said I had to recompile my kernel with hardware monitoring support to get mine to show all cores.

Let me explain how it finds the temps:
  • First, conky executes sensors which outputs sensor info, derp
  • Then the grep bit comes along, and all grep does is searches the input you give it for a specific string and then outputs any lines it finds that contain that string. So at this point if you open a console and type 'sensors | grep "temp1" ' it will output ONLY the line from sensors that contains temp1.
  • Finally we get to cut, which simply allows you to cut unnecessary characters from then input you give it. Now for your example we only need characters 9-12 (where the xx.x is, after the +), so we pipe the output from 'sensors | grep "temp1" ' into cut with the -c command.
Now we end up with one big command:
Code:
sensors | grep "temp1" | cut -c9-12
Go ahead and put that in a terminal and see what happens. If all goes well it should give you a temperature, of what core I don't know, but it is a CPU temp (perhaps an IHS or average temp). That is the bit that conky uses, and will output it.

To put it in conky you would literally put this in after the TEXT line:
Code:
${exec sensors | grep "temp1" | cut -c9-12}

I hope that cleared it up a bit

Oh and if your network interfaces are different from eth0 and eth1 which are used in my config, you can simply replace each one with whatever your network interfaces are called, so if you have a wireless card and a normal ethernet NIC you can change eth1 to wlan0 or ath0 or whatever it is your wireless interface is.
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lol the conky site said ~/.conkyrc I didn't know it uses /etc/conky too. I just used that and it has always worked, never decided to go further. =P
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
If you don't let it edit the file you have to manually edit the file.
That just seems too logical.

Once I did that and restarted, I HAVE TEMPS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I hope that cleared it up a bit
Clear as mud.


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Oh and if your network interfaces are different from eth0 and eth1 which are used in my config, you can simply replace each one with whatever your network interfaces are called,
Yup, I have some experience with psueocode so when I recognize something I understand how to change it, so I updated that already on my own. Creating from scratch is the hard part

Thanks guys for your help. Just getting the temps working was my HUGE need, I feel good enough to mess around with the output a bit more now when I have time.

Next step is getting my RAID card manager working in Linux and then networking all my systems together.

Gonna be a busy month.
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Glad it worked out. =)
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