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Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon [SOLVED]

Postby edtheuniquegeek on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:15 pm

Has anything changed with the way Conky runs in Mint 12 from Mint 11? Would running Cinnamon cause any issues?
The reason I ask is because I was running this in Mint 11:

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/conky-lu ... ystem.html

And now I can't. This is what I see when I throw this command in the terminal:

conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc_lunatico

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ed@ed-xps-mint12 ~ $ conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc_lunatico
Conky: forked to background, pid is 27195
ed@ed-xps-mint12 ~ $
Conky: desktop window (1000021) is subwindow of root window (142)
Conky: window type - override
Conky: drawing to created window (0x3e00001)
Conky: drawing to double buffer


Can someone please tell me what is going on?
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Re: Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon

Postby edtheuniquegeek on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:21 am

BUMP

Can anyone help me with this, please?
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Re: Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:18 pm

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Re: Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon

Postby edtheuniquegeek on Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:31 pm

I have done a little bit of troubleshooting.
I logged into Mint 12 under a Gnome Classic session and the Conky theme works fine. Interestingly enough it does not work under the new Gnome (3?). So, this leads me to believe that Cinnamon is the culprit and custom Conky themes do not work in that environment.
I would love to know a fix. Anyone have a solution?
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Re: Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon

Postby edtheuniquegeek on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:46 pm

I've completed some more troubleshooting. Instead of putting the custom Conky theme config files under ~/.conky I created ~/.conkyrc and place the config files in there. Now when I run Conky I get this message:

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Conky: invalid configuration file '/home/ed/.conkyrc'

Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting
***** Imlib2 Developer Warning ***** :
   This program is calling the Imlib call:

   imlib_context_free();

   With the parameter:

   context

   being NULL. Please fix your program.


Here is the config file I am trying to use:

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#==============================================================================
#                               conkyrc_lunatico
#
#  Date    : 22/06/2011
#  author  : DCM
#  version : v0.2
#  license : Distributed under the terms of GNU GPL version 2 or later
#  This version is a modification of conkyrc_orange found at
#    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=137503&forumpage=0
#
#==============================================================================

background yes
update_interval 1

cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 2
temperature_unit fahrenheit

double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes
text_buffer_size 2048

gap_x 10
gap_y 10
minimum_size 180 500
maximum_width 180
own_window yes
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below
border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0
alignment tr

draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no

override_utf8_locale yes
use_xft yes
xftfont caviar dreams:size=8
xftalpha 0.5
uppercase no

default_color FFFFFF
color1 DDDDDD
color2 AAAAAA
color3 888888
color4 00EE00
color5 EF5A29

lua_load ~/.conkyrc/conky_lunatico.lua
lua_draw_hook_post main


TEXT
${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color4}SYSTEM ${hr 2}
${offset 10}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color1}$sysname $kernel
${offset 10}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color1}$nodename
${offset 10}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color1}Uptime: $uptime
#${offset 10}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color1}$machine

${voffset 14}
${offset 65}${cpugraph 20,110 666666 666666}${voffset -15}
${offset 45}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color}CPU
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color4}${top name 1}${alignr}${top cpu 1}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color1}${top name 2}${alignr}${top cpu 2}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color2}${top name 3}${alignr}${top cpu 3}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color3}${top name 4}${alignr}${top cpu 4}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color3}${top name 5}${alignr}${top cpu 5}%

${voffset 36}
${offset 45}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color}MEM
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color4}${top_mem name 1}${alignr}${top_mem mem 1}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color1}${top_mem name 2}${alignr}${top_mem mem 2}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color2}${top_mem name 3}${alignr}${top_mem mem 3}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color3}${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${top_mem mem 4}%
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color3}${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${top_mem mem 5}%

${voffset 16}
${offset 65}${diskiograph 20,110 666666 666666}${voffset -15}
${offset 45}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color}DISK
#${offset 55}${diskiograph 20,150 666666 666666}${voffset -30}
${offset 55}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:normal}${color}Free: ${fs_free /}

${voffset 65}
${offset 10}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color}ETHERNET                        WIRELESS
${alignr}${wireless_essid wlan0}
${offset 10}${color2}${addr eth0}${alignr}${addr wlan0}
${alignc}${gw_ip}
${offset 10}${color2}${alignc}${nameserver}
${offset 10}${color}Up: $color2${upspeed eth0} ${alignr}${color}Down: $color2${downspeed wlan0}
${offset 10}${color}Down: $color2${downspeed eth0} ${alignr}${color}Down: $color2${downspeed wlan0}
#${voffset 5}
#${offset 10}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color}Wireless Signal
#${offset 10}${color5}${wireless_link_bar wlan0}

#${color4}Waiting Messages
${voffset 15}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color}GMail
${color4}${execi 60 python ~/.conkyrc/scripts/gmail.py}

${voffset 5}${font Ubuntu:size=7,weight:bold}${color}Battery Life Remaining
#${color4}${battery_time}
${color4}${execi 60 cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT*/state | awk '{if ($0 ~ "present rate:"){rate = $3} if($0 ~ "remaining capacity:"){cap = $3}} END {printf "%d hours %d minutes\n" ,(cap / rate), (((cap % rate) / rate) * 60)}'}

#${voffset 2}
${color4}${hr 2}


And what is interesting is that there is a TEXT block.
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Re: Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon

Postby edtheuniquegeek on Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:28 am

Someone over at the Ubuntuforums.org was able to assist me. In order to make it work the line

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own_window_type override


Needed to be changed to:

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own_window_type normal


Also, I wasn't putting the full path to the config file. I was typing this in the terminal:
conky -c ~/.conkyrc
When I should have been typing this:
conky -c ~/.conkyrc/conkyrc_lunatico

Now it's working.
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Re: Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon [SOLVED]

Postby dentex on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:53 am

Hi everyone.

I'm running Mint 14 Cinnamon Ed.

The fix works OK, but when I click the "show desktop button" conky disapperas.
now: when I click again it comes back with all other windows, but if I click something else AND THEN "show desktop", conky stays hidden...

just my 2cents.
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Re: Conky in Mint 12 ME with Cinnamon [SOLVED]

Postby edtheuniquegeek on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:41 am

I haven't had the chance to load Mint 14 yet to be able to troubleshoot. I may try to load it on my laptop this weekend and see what happens.
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