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Conky startup problem

Postby arjot on Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:35 am

Hey guys
I m using linux mint 10
I hv installed conky & it is made to auto-start with OS but when it starts there is a border around whole conky skin & it is the topmost over other windows.
I m using a custom conkyrc file and it is not the problem with the file.
Please help.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Conky startup problem

Postby zerozero on Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:04 am

how do you auto-start it?
do you have compiz enabled?
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Re: Conky startup problem

Postby arjot on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:02 pm

Yes I hv compiz enabled.
I auto-started by going to startup applications & filling the three locations with conky.
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Re: Conky startup problem

Postby zerozero on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:22 pm

yep, conky is starting to soon, and compiz is messing with the display after;
you need to delay the start a little, so the desktop settles down;
that can be achieved with this little script, save it in home, make it executable and then add the script to the startup app (not the conky directly)

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#!/bin/bash
sleep 30
conky -c ~/.conkyrc
exit

note: the sleep 30 (it's the time it will wait until it starts conky - in seconds) you can change, depends on the speed on your hardware, try and see
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Re: Conky startup problem

Postby arjot on Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:59 am

Thanks for the reply.
Sorry for the silly question but how do I make the script executable.
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Re: Conky startup problem

Postby zerozero on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:12 am

no worries, right click on the file, properties, permissions, tick the box "allow executing file as program"
that should do it.
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Re: Conky startup problem

Postby arjot on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:08 am

Thanks man
My problem has been solved.
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Re: Conky startup problem

Postby zerozero on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:12 am

:D glad i could help
now please, can you mark the topic as solved? cool 8)
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