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Postby AlexMex90 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:06 pm

Hi! I would like to config conky to start when login.

how can I do this???

thanks in advance :)
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Re: startup programs

Postby shane on Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:18 pm

the programs run at startup are configured in ~/.fluxbox/startup

It is basically a script that is run at login...

to run conky at startup add the following line where you want in the script. There is a section in the script where it is recommended that you add your programs.... It is indicated in the comments as 'ADD APPLICATIONS YOU WISH TO LAUNCH AT LOGIN IN THIS SECTION'

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conky &
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Re: startup programs

Postby Zyxon on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:21 am

Hi. Simply conky& didn't work for me. Just to be clear. You have to place the conky starter code before exec fluxbox. Now for me fluxbox somehow overlayed conky, so I made conky to sleep for 2 seconds, this gives time to the other startup applications to load, including fluxbox. I've done it like this:

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sleep 2 &&  /usr/bin/conky &


It is also usually a good idea to include the full path to the binary, not only its name. I hope this helped.
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Re: startup programs

Postby shane on Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:26 pm

As a rule of thumb, 'exec fluxbox' should always be the last thing that is run by the startup file.
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Re: startup programs

Postby Zyxon on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:42 am

shane wrote:As a rule of thumb, 'exec fluxbox' should always be the last thing that is run by the startup file.


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Re: startup programs

Postby RandAlThor on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:42 am

In the default Gnome Linux Mint, after installing and configuring Conky, go to Preferences->Start Up Programs. Conky should be there; just check the box and you should be good to go ... this worked for me to get Conky running on start up. :mrgreen:
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