conky and radiotray #2

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conky and radiotray #2

Postby homerscousin on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:48 pm

I posted a couple months ago on how to get conky to display radiotray station and song. I followed advice and it worked. I don't understand the mechanics of why, but it worked. Here is my conky line for this one item: ${goto 18}${execi 15 qdbus net.sourceforge.radiotray /net/sourceforge/radiotray getCurrentMetaData| fold -s -w45}${endif}

This no longer works, since I upgraded to KDE 4.10 and the kernel upgrade from 3.5.0-17 to 3.5.0-23. The station does display, but not the artist and song, which is the conky line above. I'm guessing it's the execi 15 qdbus part that needs to be changed. Thought someone might know a quick answer before I have to dig into how qdbus works.

Just a side note: Opened radiotray for the first time since the upgrade yesterday. It caused screen blanking every 10 minutes. Had to reboot. This screen blanking is a bit confusing. VLC did it until the upgrade. Hey, go figure.
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Re: conky and radiotray #2

Postby homerscousin on Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:07 pm

small update: learned a little about qdbus. used it in terminal. typed in the exact path for radiotray, like in conky. For CurrentMetaData got 'unknown'. 'station' was ok. Thought I might be doing something wrong. discovered there was a gui version for qdbus. I installed the entire qt-dev-tools (or somethig like that) because the gui version is part of that. It did not help. same output for station, unknown. So it is radiotray. I did a quick search for radiotray files on my system, but Dolphin won't tell me. That's probably a new post, another day.
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