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Conky 1.7.1.1
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trapster


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Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Sat 17 Nov 2007, 16:08    Post subject:  

I believe if you shutdown/logout xfce from the menu bar, it remembers what is open for the next start.
Open conky from the menu then click on the "quit" button on the bar. Choose log out, then at the prompt try xwin.

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izic

Joined: 22 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Feb 2008, 22:17    Post subject:  

ok conky works fine on my computer if i run it from console , accept i do get that stupid battery error, guess its looking for laptop thing. Anyways i followed the instructions right and added this:

qiv -z /root/Choices/ROX-background.jpg
conky -d

that was to be added in the .xinitrc file which is located in root. I added it to the right line and saved it. Rebooted and the thing still dont start up automatically.. The instructions are not right for 3.01 puppy.
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Wolf Pup

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Feb 2008, 18:08    Post subject:  

check in /tmp/xerrs.log and see of the following text is in there. If not, then check to see if the commands to start conky dont start with #'s.

Code:
Conky: desktop window (4c) is root window
Conky: window type - desktop
Conky: drawing to created window (800002)
Conky: drawing to double buffer
Conky: can't open /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state: No such file or directory
Conky: can't open /proc/apm: No such file or directory

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Botanic


Joined: 05 Sep 2007
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Location: Toulouse, France

PostPosted: Mon 31 Mar 2008, 13:35    Post subject:  

hi,
just a question, is there a way not to show the conky process in the [ALT+TAB] list, when switching applications?
i use IceWM, Puppy 2.16, and i launch conky this way in /root/.icewm/startup:
Code:
qiv -z /usr/share/backgrounds/background.jpg
conky -d

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Wolf Pup

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Apr 2008, 17:43    Post subject:  

Conky updated to 1.5.1
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magerlab

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Apr 2008, 09:00    Post subject:  

there's no executable in new conky 1.5.1 .pet!
ive installed this pet but nothing happens and there's nothing in usr/bin( or /usr/local/bin)

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Wolf Pup

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Apr 2008, 10:21    Post subject:  

magerlab wrote:
there's no executable in new conky 1.5.1 .pet!
ive installed this pet but nothing happens and there's nothing in usr/bin( or /usr/local/bin)


you sure? I've just downloaded conky and found the executable in /usr/local/bin/conky. Try downloading conky again

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brymway

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun 2008, 23:29    Post subject:  

I've been trying to get Conky to work on Dingo but trying to follow your directions isn't getting me anywhere. When I try to download something from the links you provide it won't let me enter the site. I get the same
libidn.so.11 error when I try to open it up with rxvt. I have the conky icon under my system menu but it won't open up. Any new leads with getting it to work with Dingo?
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alienjeff


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun 2008, 12:26    Post subject: Re: Conky 1.5.1
Subject description: System Monitor
 

Wolf Pup wrote:
...move xlock icon down, to above pupzip or conky will cover xlock icon.

Conky can be moved around, too. In .conkyrc, try fiddling with this:
Code:

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
alignment bottom_left
#bottom_right, top_left, top_right or none

# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 14
gap_y 42

This works when running Conky "own_window false" ... haven't tried "true."

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Fenris

Joined: 05 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun 2008, 08:09    Post subject:  

hi all
well ive ported my conky file across from my PC to my laptop. installed conky 1.5.1 installed the 3 library's as mentioned in here. my only problem is that conky will only open if told to from terminal and if terminal is then closed so does conky.
on my PC i have ubuntu 8.04 and the trick there is to create a 'sh file' called .conky_start.sh that has a delay time and then executes the conky code. the delay allows the system to get the background done when you log in so that conky isnt covered by it if conky opens to early. then in the startup file you add a string command > /home/fenris/.conky_start.sh. this is the pointer for the sh file. now ive tried adding the conky to the startup folder where the ducumentation suggest that it waits for everything to settle before it fires up the programs in the folder. can anyone guide me in the ways of the puppy. ontop of that its not going transparent. when qiv was installed it popped up a ream of dependancies to do with 'libgmodule-1.2.so.0. im having trouble trying to locate a package that puppy can use.
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Fenris

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun 2008, 15:25    Post subject:  

hi all

tracked down the module i needed but although conky starts transparent it reverts to a black background. the only way ive been able to get it transparent is if it is set to;

'own_window no'

but although it then acts as text and graphs on the background pic it wipes out all the desktop icons. they are still there but it takes a wild guess as to position with the mouse to find them. i dont have this problem on my PC under 8.04. so what may i be missing?
as an aside i have used this method to auto start puppy for those of you who may be interested.

open a new document in geany or your prefered text editor and type the following.

Code:

#!/bin/bash

sleep 20 && conky;


save as

Code:
 './conky_start.sh'


notice the full stop at the beginning! and put it into the startup folder then set the permissions

from the right clk mouse menu 'file 'conky_start.sh > permissions and the string in the command box should say.

Code:
a+x (make executable/searchable)


the '20' in the conky start doc is a delay time. this lets everything else initialise before conky fires up, especially the background picture, as if conky fires up before it will dissappear behind the background. sorry if im teaching anyone to suck eggs just thought this might help someone..................now about this transparency problem.......... anyone? also heres a screen shot of my PC desktop, the setup is the same on my lappy though the conky script is chopped down a good bit due to various hardware and app differences. EDIT im also trying to use the tar.gz version now ive unpacked and configured but i get an error message..........................
no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH.........ok i no what it is and what it does but i wouldnt recognise it if it bit me on the a****! can somebody give me a name from the pet files please.
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brymway

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun 2008, 16:34    Post subject:  

Figured it out. The package that had the missing dependencies should be unpackaged in /usr/lib, or unpackage it wherever, then drag the libxxx... to the /usr/lib directory. Then reboot the computer (at least I did) and it works. I was using xvesa but it didn't look right so I flipped over to xorg and it's clear. So to summarize, put all the dependencies in /usr/lib and reboot. You should be fine.
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brymway

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun 2008, 22:42    Post subject:  

...but if I change the settings of .conkyrc to produce a transparent background, my icons disappear. I'm still able to click on them, I just can't see them until I click. If I turn the transparency off, I get a black (unattractive) background but I can see my icons. Oh, and there's no battery read out, (this is a laptop), cpu temp is always zero, and the readout from the fan status is: no fans? Other than that, it works pretty good.

I am using a Chembook laptop running Dingo running wireless.
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Pizzasgood


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Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

PostPosted: Sun 08 Jun 2008, 15:19    Post subject:  

Make sure these two options are enabled:
Code:
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
# Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
own_window_transparent yes

You may also want this one if it flickers:
Code:
# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes



For the battery, temp, and fans, run these commands in a terminal:
Code:
modprobe battery
modprobe thermal
modprobe fan

That doesn't let me see my fans, but it might let you see yours. It does work for my temperature and battery. You may need to restart Conky before the changes show up. If it works, you can add these commands to the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file so that they get run every time Puppy boots.

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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jun 2008, 15:30    Post subject:  

I compiled conky 1.5.1 on puppy 4.0
You'll have to configure it Smile
It shouldn't need anything.
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