Revolutionary Clock ( Conky )

Conky

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on git.opendesktop.org

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Description:

There is no clock like this as one user said
"It's pure and utter MADNESS, like some mystifying marvelous work of a mad scientist."

This should work on any full conky installations irrespective of linux distro or flavour. I run it on LinuxMint12 KDE.

To appreciate this clock you need to see it move. Check the links for the 2 minutes duration video.

Revolutionary clocks comes in 4 sizes
HD, midi, mini & supermini

It is distinguished from other such clocks by the clock rings not having a fixed starting position but rather move as a function of time and likewise expand circumferentially as a function of time.

It is fully configurable.
The lua script is explained in the c_c_s_explanation.txt file.

To install just move or copy the " .Conky " hidden folder to your user/home folder! (note capital C for .Conky)

Remember to install the fonts!

To run, execute ' start_conky.sh '

To enable conky to start with the system go to " startup applications " and add in the " command " the file

" .Conky/revolutionary_clock/...x.../start_conky.sh "

where ...x... signifies the desired conky size e.g. rev_hd.


e.g. test in terminal
conky -c $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clocks/rev_hd/conkyrc &


Enjoy!!!

p.s.
pls leave feedback or improvements etc.
Also score it if your a member.

This will only work in conky 1.9.x.
it will not work in 1.10
Last changelog:

6 years ago

30-5-12 - v1.0.1
- removed a script bug about the clock hands ( handle_length)

31-05-12 v1.0.2
- added smaller more subtle clock mini.
- also added monspaced fonts.

05-06-2012 v2.1.0
- Big changes to underlying script.
- Included script explanation.
- Added a midi and super-mini versions
- Improved smoothness of hour-hand movement (thanks to Arclance)
- fixed issue of hour-hand at 12 o'clock

13-06-2012 -v2.1.1
re-added fonts

donbcilly

10 days ago

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ellivan23

1 year ago

I have alsofaced hddtemp error

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abuyahya

1 year ago

ellivan and elivan23... wonder if you are relatives?

run from terminal and post error

killall conky
conky -c $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clocks/rev_midi/conkyrc &

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ellivan

1 year ago

There is an error while running hddtemp

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abuyahya

1 year ago

please share more details of the error .

also have you tried as per the comment and solution below for the user sagebrush

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sagebrush

1 year ago

How do I run hddtemp in your cupsandsaucer.lua

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abuyahya

1 year ago

you may have to let normal user have access to hddtemp as oppose to root only by:
try in terminal.... hddtemp /dev/sda
if it works then normal user has access. f it doesnt repeat with sudo before it

to make normal user get access. in terminal:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure hddtemp
chose yes for first and then default for the rest

repeat step before to ensure normal user can read hddtemp

then in lua script try:
name='execi 10', arg='hddtemp /dev/sda -n'

hope it works as had to play for a while to get it right on mine
hddtemp and lua dont play well together
let me know how you get on

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sagebrush

1 year ago

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I had permission granted to normal user. I just needed the correct combination of name and argument. I had felt like I ran out of combinations, hddtemp and .lua do not play well together. They do now. Thank you again. Be safe and be prosperous.

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tony1982

1 year ago

how install this theme please tanks:)))

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abuyahya

1 year ago

What system you use? What version is your installed conky?

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abuyahya

1 year ago

if running ubuntu this may be an easier way but i have not tested it myself
http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/06/revolutionary-clock-cool-desktop-widget.html

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facsavar

3 years ago

Thank you !
The most beautiful clock, what I(!) ever see !

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darkkillbert

4 years ago

Great looking Conky ... Love it. How do you change the colors of clock and text??

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abuyahya

4 years ago

in the cups_nSaurcers.lua script just adjust the parameters called
'..._clr='
from "0xffffff" ...which is white
to say "0xff0000"....which is red, I think

hex colour codes can be found at places like
http://www.nthelp.com/colorcodes.htm

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TalisMahn

5 years ago

I am running 2 monitors and hope to add a 3rd. How do I re-position the clock.

I've been looking but I seem to be missing something.

Thanks

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abuyahya

5 years ago

sorry for belated reply.

adjust the following parameters in the conkyrc file.

alignment top_left

gap_x 10
gap_y 35

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xiaolindraconis

6 years ago

then i remembered noticing the odd use of $HOME, for us ubuntu users its ~/.conky

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xiaolindraconis

6 years ago

yeah i know nothing of the way things work, problem was my .conky needs to be .Conky

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abuyahya

6 years ago

Glad you got it working and enjoying it.

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xiaolindraconis

6 years ago

It's pure and utter MADNESS, like some mystifying marvelous work of a mad scientist. Bravo, good Sir, Bravo.

To think that all i was trying to find out was how to change the color on my simple clock arms.

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xiaolindraconis

6 years ago

It's pure and utter MADNESS, like some mystifying marvelous work of a mad scientist. Bravo, good Sir, Bravo.

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hocico0777

6 years ago

i followed the instructions but i see only the time without anything else(circles etc).Are there some packages needed that are considered already installed that i maybe miss?I use kde 4.8

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abuyahya

6 years ago

paste in a terminal

killall conky
conky -c $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clocks/rev_midi/conkyrc &

post the error that is returned in the terminal.

the lua script and conkyrc should both be owned and running as user and not root. If there is a mismatch that can cause a problem

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hocico0777

6 years ago

Sorry,false alarm,the next day i turned on the pc there it was!Maybe i needed to reboot or log out and log back in.Pretty amazing clock,thanks for sharing with us.

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ashael

6 years ago

Hi,
I've downloaded the tar.gz to /user/home/ and extracted it. It extracts a folder named "revolutionary_clocks" (plural). I see no folder named .Conky ("show hidden folders" is on). I tried creating one and copying the folder into it after changing the folder's name to "revolutionary_clock". I tried executing it from the terminal using the commands you've suggested to previous commenters, but it doesn't work and I get error messages when checking the folders from the terminal. Could you please help?

Thanks in advance

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6 years ago

30-5-12 - v1.0.1
- removed a script bug about the clock hands ( handle_length)

31-05-12 v1.0.2
- added smaller more subtle clock mini.
- also added monspaced fonts.

05-06-2012 v2.1.0
- Big changes to underlying script.
- Included script explanation.
- Added a midi and super-mini versions
- Improved smoothness of hour-hand movement (thanks to Arclance)
- fixed issue of hour-hand at 12 o'clock

13-06-2012 -v2.1.1
re-added fonts

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