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how to add weather and network monitor applet to i3bar?

asked 2015-07-01 13:20:25 +0000

HDArtworks gravatar image

updated 2015-07-01 13:21:52 +0000

Hi. I want add my location's weather to my i3bar. And also add network monitor to see download and upload speed. How can i do that? Thanks and sorry for my bad english...!

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answered 2015-07-02 05:20:53 +0000

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I've been using conky for these two things. See here for more details on how to employ conky.

Conky networking objects you were asking for (replace eth0 with your networking interface name):

  • Upload speed: ${upspeed eth0}
  • Download speed: ${downspeed eth0}

Weather is more complicated. I don't know how to make it work outside of the US, but for the US you can use the following objects (KSFO corresponds to San Francisco, KNYC to New York City):

  • Temperature: ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ KSFO temperature}
  • Clouds: "${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ KSFO cloud_cover}
  • Description: ${weather http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/stations/ KSFO weather}
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Error: status_command not found or is missing a library dependency (exit 127)... When i try to create a conky with that link this error shown to me in i3bar.

HDArtworks gravatar imageHDArtworks ( 2015-07-03 11:02:53 +0000 )edit

@HDArtworks: It's too little information, for me, to be able to tell you what went wrong. Do you get this message before adding the objects I listed above? Did you follow the conky/i3 tutorial? Do their examples give you the same error? Maybe run only conky and see if its text output makes sense.

i3convert gravatar imagei3convert ( 2015-07-03 16:37:37 +0000 )edit

@i3convert I get error before adding your objects. I just follow tutorials with the link you say to me! Sorry for my bad english.

HDArtworks gravatar imageHDArtworks ( 2015-07-04 18:22:13 +0000 )edit
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answered 2015-08-07 07:54:26 +0000

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I like i3pystatus

Or if you don't like python, try i3blocks, and 2 useful i3blocks plugins:

  1. usb
  2. battery
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Please note that the question was specifically about monitoring the network usage and weather. Do i3pystatus or i3blocks provide means for monitoring those things?

i3convert gravatar imagei3convert ( 2015-08-07 16:28:45 +0000 )edit

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