Mint Debian Cinnamon cannot properly handle conky

Mint Debian Cinnamon cannot properly handle conky

Postby Elderwuss on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:41 pm

The code for ~/.conkyrc below fails only on Mint Debian Cinnamon. It works correctly on Xubuntu 12.04, Mint Debian XFCE, Mint Debian Mate, SolusOS, and Mint 13 XFCE. In all cases the command "conky -d -p 5" is placed in auto start. This tells me that nothing more is required to get conky to work, and therefore the failure of Mint Debian Cinnamon points to a Cinnamon bug or design flaw. (of course the text strings for title and partition are modified appropriately). Is this being worked on?

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use_xft yes
xftfont Sans:style=Bold:size=20
double_buffer yes
alignment bottom_right

TEXT
${color orange}Mint Debian Cinnamon ${hr 2}$color
$sysname $kernel on sda3

${alignc}${color red}${time %a %d %b}
${alignc}${time %H:%M}
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Re: Mint Debian Cinnamon cannot properly handle conky

Postby zerozero on Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:00 pm

this is not a specif-cinnamon issue: it's related with the way the desktop is handled in gnome3 (cinnamon, gnome-shell): if the file manager handles (or not) the desktop.
here viewforum.php?f=212 you should find some topics about this.
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Re: Mint Debian Cinnamon cannot properly handle conky

Postby Elderwuss on Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:58 am

zerozero wrote:this is not a specif-cinnamon issue: it's related with the way the desktop is handled in gnome3 (cinnamon, gnome-shell): if the file manager handles (or not) the desktop.
here viewforum.php?f=212 you should find some topics about this.


Thank you for the reply and the link. I had already searched for and read all of the posts regarding conky. It seemed that there was a peculiarity about Cinnamon that was not shared by the other Mint OSes. Perhaps gnome-shell was an inappropriate vehicle for the development of Cinnamon. :(
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Re: Mint Debian Cinnamon cannot properly handle conky

Postby Asimov on Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:08 pm

try this one. But install this font:http://ufonts.com/fonts/ge-inspira.html or replace "GE Inspira" by "Sans"

use_xft yes
xftfont 123:size=8
xftalpha 0.1
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0
own_window_colour EEEEEE
own_window yes
own_window_type desktop
own_window_transparent no
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
double_buffer yes
minimum_size 250 5
maximum_width 700
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders no
default_color 333333
default_shade_color red
default_outline_color green
alignment top_right
gap_x 60
gap_y 60
no_buffers yes
uppercase no
cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 1
override_utf8_locale yes
use_spacer right
override_utf8_locale yes


TEXT
${voffset 10}${color 909090}${font GE Inspira:pixelsize=120}${time %H:%M}${font}${voffset -84}${offset 10}${color 00CC00}${font GE Inspira:pixelsize=42}${time %d} ${voffset -15}${color 909090}${font GE Inspira:pixelsize=22}${time %B} ${time %Y}${font}${voffset 24}${font GE Inspira:pixelsize=58}${offset -148}${time %A}${font}
${voffset 1}${offset 12}${font Ubuntu:pixelsize=10}${color 00CC00}HD ${offset 9}$color${fs_free /} / ${fs_size /}${offset 30}${color 00CC00}RAM ${offset 9}$color$mem / $memmax${offset 30}${color 00CC00}CPU ${offset 9}$color${cpu cpu0}%


own_window_type and own_window_transparent seem problematic under Mint.
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