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Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby hg088 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:18 pm

Hi, I installed nadia yesterday.

Today i installed conky and it shows perfectly but when i click on the "Show desktop" button it disappears like any other window.

I've tried setting the own_window_type to norma,desktop,override, any of those work.
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Re: Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby hg088 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:03 pm

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Re: Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby dogbert176 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:38 pm

hg088 wrote:Hi, I installed nadia yesterday.

Today i installed conky and it shows perfectly but when i click on the "Show desktop" button it disappears like any other window.

I've tried setting the own_window_type to norma,desktop,override, any of those work.




I can confirm this. Same problem here.
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Re: Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby homerscousin on Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:44 pm

I know there are other people here that have had the same issue. I did. Go back a couple months in this subforum and you may find an answer. I'm pretty sure I posted my solution. I don't remember exactly what I did.

edit: not with version 14 though, so this may be a little different.
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Re: Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby Zorba on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:19 pm

Same thing with me. I've just installed Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon and Mate(both 64bit) as a dual-boot on Dell Inspiron N5040 and i'm having a problem with conky on both desktops. It flickers on Mate and disappears on Cinnamon when I click on show desktop. I've tried the following own_window_type: conky, desktop, normal and override. Non of them keeps conky from disappearing or flickering. When I set own_window_type to "desktop" conky doesn't re-appear when all windows are returned to their former state (unminimised).

This is my conkyrc in case it matters:
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#========================================================================
# Conky-Linux
# author: Brahim Salem-Tunisia
# telephone: 00216 97 95 72 72
#========================================================================

background yes
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0

cpu_avg_samples 1
net_avg_samples 2
temperature_unit celsius

double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes
text_buffer_size 2048

gap_x 10
gap_y 30
minimum_size 190 350
maximum_width 320
own_window yes
own_window_type desktop
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 yes
draw_outline yes
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders yes

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

default_color Olivedrab3
color0 Olivedrab3   
color1 Grey      
color2 Olivedrab3   
color3 Olivedrab3
color4 Olivedrab3   
color5 DDDDDD
color6 AAAAAA
color7 888888
color8 666666
color9 FFFFFF

TEXT
${color1}Linux ${color}Mint ${hr 3}
${color1}$alignc from freedom came elegance
${color9}${font :Bold:size=14} $alignc ${time %H}:${time %M}
${color}${font :Bold:size=14} $alignc ${time %h} ${time %e} - ${time %Y}${font :Bold:size=08}
$alignc(${time %A})
${color8}$alignc Uptime: $uptime
${color}$sysname $kernel $nodename    $machine
${color9}CPU & Memory $hr:
${color}CPU Usage:${color0}$alignr${cpubar 8,145} ${color1}$cpu%@${freq_g cpu}GHz
${color}Core1: ${color0}${cpubar cpu1 7,76} ${color1}${cpu cpu1}% $alignr${color1}${cpu cpu2}%${color0}${cpubar cpu2 7,76}${color} :Core2
${color}Core3: ${color0}${cpubar cpu3 7,76} ${color1}${cpu cpu3}% $alignr${color1}${cpu cpu4}%${color0}${cpubar cpu4 7,76}${color} :Core4
${color1}${cpugraph 15,320 000000 ff0000}
${color}RAM ${alignr}${color1}$mem / $memmax ($memperc%)
${color0}${membar 8}
${color}SWAP ${alignr}${color1}$swap / $swapmax ($swapperc%)
${color0}${swapbar 8}
${color}Highest CPU & Memory $alignr CPU% MEM%
${color6}${top name 1}$alignr${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
${color7}${top name 2}$alignr${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
${color8}${top name 3}$alignr${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
${color8}${top name 4}$alignr${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}

${color9}Temperature: ${color3}CPU: ${color1}${hwmon 0 temp 1}°C

${color4}HDD:
${color1}Linux:${color1}(${fs_type})${alignr}${color5}${fs_size /}>${color6}${fs_used /}${color0}${alignr}${fs_bar 8,75} ${color7}(${fs_used_perc /}%)
${color3}HDD Read-> ${alignc}${color2}${diskio_read}/s ${alignr}${color3}${diskio_write}/s ${color7}<-HDD Write
${color1}${diskiograph_read 10,150 000000 ff0000} ${alignr}${color1}${diskiograph_write 10,150 000000 ff0000}$color

${color9}Battery Status $hr
${color1}${alignr} ${battery BAT0} $alignr
${color0}${battery_bar BAT0}

${color9}Networks $hr:
${color4}Net:${color} ${alignr}${color7}IP: ${addr }
${color3}Download: ${color2}${downspeed } k/s ${alignr} $alignr${color3}Upload: ${color3} ${upspeed } k/s
${color}${downspeedgraph 15,140} ${alignr}${color}${upspeedgraph 15,140}
${color7}Total Download: ${color2}${totaldown } ${alignr}${color7}Total Upload: ${color3}${totalup }
${color4}Wifi:${alignr}${color7}IP: ${addr wlan0}
${color7}ESSID:${color1}${wireless_essid wlan0} ${color7}Rate:${color1}${wireless_bitrate wlan0} ${alignr}${color7}Quality:${color1}${wireless_link_qual_perc wlan0}%${color}${wireless_link_bar 8,80 wlan0}
${color3}Download: ${color2}${downspeed wlan0}KB/s ${color3} $alignr${color3}Upload: ${alignr}${color3}${upspeed wlan0}KB/s
${color}${downspeedgraph wlan0 15,140} ${alignr}${color}${upspeedgraph wlan0 15,140}
${color7}Total:${color2}${totaldown wlan0} ${alignr}${color7}Total:${color3}${totalup wlan0}
${color4}ppp0 (${addr ppp0}) ${hr 2}
${color3}Download: ${color2}${downspeed ppp0} k/s ${alignr} $alignr${color3}Upload: ${color3} ${upspeed ppp0} k/s
${color}${downspeedgraph ppp0 15,140 000000 ff0000} ${alignr}${color}${upspeedgraph ppp0 15,140 000000 00ff00}$color
${color7}Total:${color2}${totaldown ppp0} ${alignr}${color7}Total:${color3}${totalup ppp0}
${color}${hr 3}

${image ~/.conky/logo.png -p 0,15 -s 75x75}
${image ~/.conky/mint-tux.png -p 240,15 -s 80x80}
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Re: Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby Zorba on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:38 pm

HI Linuxers got the solution for Linux Mint Mate/ Cinnamon just follow the white rabbit :D :


1_ Mate:

1- Solution1:
simply go to " Preferences-Desktop Settings" then navigate to "Windows" and check "Use compositing".
1- Solution2: install compiz as follows:
1- install the followig packages:

- compiz-gnome
- compizconfig-settings-manager
- fusion-icon
- compiz-plugins-extra
- libdecoration0-dev

2- In terminal run "compiz --replace" or run Compiz Fusion Icon and choose compiz as your window manager.

3- Go to Startup Applications click on add and in the name field write "compiz" and in the command field enter "compiz --replace"(without the punctuation) click on Add again then Close. This is to make compiz start automatically on next logins.

4- To stop that high CPU usage run in terminal “mateconf-editor”. When the editor opens go to /desktop/mate/session/required_components/windowmanager and replace "marco" with "compiz".

3- install "dconf-editor" by runnig in terminal:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Then press ALT + F2 and run: "dconf-editor", navigate to org > gnome > desktop > vm > preferences and change the "theme" value from "Adwaita" to any other installed theme you want. Remember this because in the same place you can also change the window button layout, among others.


2_Cinnamon:

I- instructions:

1- change own_window_type to dock so it looks like this : own_window_type dock

Don't panic when you see your conky alignment messed up( it will move to your left) :D. Just go to step 2.

2- finetune gap_x and gap_y.

I set them like this myself:
gap_x 1030
gap_y 20


3- comment alignment by adding # beforeso it looks like this:
#alignment top_left


II- Sample conkyrc:

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#========================================================================
# Conky-Linux
# author: Brahim Salem-Tunisia
# telephone: 00216 97 95 72 72
#========================================================================

background yes
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0

cpu_avg_samples 1
net_avg_samples 2
temperature_unit celsius

double_buffer yes
no_buffers yes
text_buffer_size 2048

gap_x 1030
gap_y 20
minimum_size 190 350
maximum_width 320
own_window yes
own_window_type dock
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorate,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager,below
border_inner_margin 0
border_outer_margin 0
#alignment top_left

draw_shades yes
draw_outline yes
draw_borders no
draw_graph_borders yes

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

default_color Olivedrab3
color0 Olivedrab3   
color1 Grey      
color2 Olivedrab3   
color3 Olivedrab3
color4 Olivedrab3   
color5 DDDDDD
color6 AAAAAA
color7 888888
color8 666666
color9 FFFFFF

TEXT
${color1}Linux ${color}Mint ${hr 3}
${color1}$alignc from freedom came elegance
${color9}${font :Bold:size=14} $alignc ${time %H}:${time %M}
${color}${font :Bold:size=14} $alignc ${time %h} ${time %e} - ${time %Y}${font :Bold:size=08}
$alignc(${time %A})
${color8}$alignc Uptime: $uptime
${color}$sysname $kernel $nodename    $machine
${color9}CPU & Memory $hr:
${color}CPU Usage:${color0}$alignr${cpubar 8,145} ${color1}$cpu%@${freq_g cpu}GHz
${color}Core1: ${color0}${cpubar cpu1 7,76} ${color1}${cpu cpu1}% $alignr${color1}${cpu cpu2}%${color0}${cpubar cpu2 7,76}${color} :Core2
${color}Core3: ${color0}${cpubar cpu3 7,76} ${color1}${cpu cpu3}% $alignr${color1}${cpu cpu4}%${color0}${cpubar cpu4 7,76}${color} :Core4
${color1}${cpugraph 15,320 000000 ff0000}
${color}RAM ${alignr}${color1}$mem / $memmax ($memperc%)
${color0}${membar 8}
${color}SWAP ${alignr}${color1}$swap / $swapmax ($swapperc%)
${color0}${swapbar 8}
${color}Highest CPU & Memory $alignr CPU% MEM%
${color6}${top name 1}$alignr${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
${color7}${top name 2}$alignr${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
${color8}${top name 3}$alignr${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
${color8}${top name 4}$alignr${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}

${color9}Temperature: ${color3}CPU: ${color1}${hwmon 0 temp 1}°C

${color4}HDD:
${color1}Linux:${color1}(${fs_type})${alignr}${color5}${fs_size /}>${color6}${fs_used /}${color0}${alignr}${fs_bar 8,75} ${color7}(${fs_used_perc /}%)
${color3}HDD Read-> ${alignc}${color2}${diskio_read}/s ${alignr}${color3}${diskio_write}/s ${color7}<-HDD Write
${color1}${diskiograph_read 10,150 000000 ff0000} ${alignr}${color1}${diskiograph_write 10,150 000000 ff0000}$color

${color9}Battery Status $hr
${color1}${alignr} ${battery BAT0} $alignr
${color0}${battery_bar BAT0}

${color9}Networks $hr:
${color4}Net:${color} ${alignr}${color7}IP: ${addr }
${color3}Download: ${color2}${downspeed } k/s ${alignr} $alignr${color3}Upload: ${color3} ${upspeed } k/s
${color}${downspeedgraph 15,140} ${alignr}${color}${upspeedgraph 15,140}
${color7}Total Download: ${color2}${totaldown } ${alignr}${color7}Total Upload: ${color3}${totalup }
${color4}Wifi:${alignr}${color7}IP: ${addr wlan0}
${color7}ESSID:${color1}${wireless_essid wlan0} ${color7}Rate:${color1}${wireless_bitrate wlan0} ${alignr}${color7}Quality:${color1}${wireless_link_qual_perc wlan0}%${color}${wireless_link_bar 8,80 wlan0}
${color3}Download: ${color2}${downspeed wlan0}KB/s ${color3} $alignr${color3}Upload: ${alignr}${color3}${upspeed wlan0}KB/s
${color}${downspeedgraph wlan0 15,140} ${alignr}${color}${upspeedgraph wlan0 15,140}
${color7}Total:${color2}${totaldown wlan0} ${alignr}${color7}Total:${color3}${totalup wlan0}
${color4}ppp0 (${addr ppp0}) ${hr 2}
${color3}Download: ${color2}${downspeed ppp0} k/s ${alignr} $alignr${color3}Upload: ${color3} ${upspeed ppp0} k/s
${color}${downspeedgraph ppp0 15,140 000000 ff0000} ${alignr}${color}${upspeedgraph ppp0 15,140 000000 00ff00}$color
${color7}Total:${color2}${totaldown ppp0} ${alignr}${color7}Total:${color3}${totalup ppp0}
${color}${hr 3}

${image ~/.conky/logo.png -p 0,15 -s 75x75}
${image ~/.conky/mint-tux.png -p 240,15 -s 80x80}


I've addressed this issue and updated Conky-LinuxMint Nadia(which I had published before the release was out) which you can get at the following link:

II- Conky-LinuxMint Nadia download link: http://linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php?content=155428

IV- Screenshot:
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Re: Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby homerscousin on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:09 pm

This is old and I'm not sure it has been resolved for everyone. Here is a piece of my Conky and how I got it to NOT disappear, ever.

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_color e9967a
#own_window_transparent no
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_argb_value 25
#own_window_type override
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager


I eliminated that own_window_type .....etc and that worked.
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Re: Conky dissapears when clicking on "Show desktop" button

Postby d72 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:21 am

The accepted answer from here worked for me:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/181663/h ... he-desktop

It's just a simple edit of the .conkyrc file
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