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Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby bolle on Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:46 pm

Ive been searching for a while on these forums, and i have tried all methods , but nothing seems to work to let conky startup with mint.
Any ideas?
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Re: Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby bolle on Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:08 pm

Gnome

I made the conky_startup file and added it to startup and it still didnt work..
:S
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Re: Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby vincent on Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:43 am

I don't have a ~/.conkyrc file, so here's what I did to get conky running automatically at boot. I created a very simple script (open up a new text file, save it, "chmod +x" it) with the following contents:

#!/bin/bash
sleep 15 &&
conky

("15" is the number of seconds before starting conky at login. I prefer to let it wait 15 seconds to let everything else load first.)

Then I went to Startup Applications and added Conky by entering the path to my script in the "Command:" box. It should hopefully load Conky automatically for you at bootup.
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Re: Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby BrianD on Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:24 am

okay.

well, if you don't have a .conkyrc, you're probably not going to see anything.

to determine if conky is actually running after you boot, open a terminal and type ps ax | grep conky and see if there's a process listed called 'conky'

my guess is that conky is running, and does startup on boot -- just you haven't told it to display anything, so it's not. :wink:
need I say more??
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Re: Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby bolle on Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:41 am

when i do that thing in the terminal ps ax | blah blah
it comes up with

2440 pts/0 R+ 0:00 grep --colour=auto conky


and thats it
and i am just gonna reboot after trying your other tricks guys!
thanks "D
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Re: Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby bolle on Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:46 am

doesnt work :(
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Re: Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby vrkalak on Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:02 pm

First, you ask for help, then you don't listen when it is offered. :( What are we gonna do with you?

These 2 topic threads in this Forum helped me to get Conky working and starting at boot-up.

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=35619&p=205064&hilit=setup+conky#p205064
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=31896&hilit=+conky

Read ... follow them ... to the letter.

You should have no problems. If you do then, ask questions. Or PM, one of us.
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Re: Conky doesnt startup on boot

Postby bolle on Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:10 pm

thanks! it works now!
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