View Full Version : [ubuntu] Conky on Startup

April 15th, 2009, 06:19 PM
I have tried this guide:


but it doesn't work for me. I am using Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 and I am using Beryl/Compiz/ccsm

How to run conky on startup? Any ideas?

April 15th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Is conky actually running? What does

ps ax | grep conky
tell you?

If it is running, you could play with own_window_type in .conkyrc. The following lines do it for me:

# use own window
own_window yes
own_window_type override # possible values: default, desktop, override

# reduce flicker
double_buffer yes

April 15th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Can't you just add Conky to your session?

System->Preferences->Session, then click on "Add". Name it whatever you want, then on the command write:
and then click on "OK" or whatever it says.

The next time you log in conky should start.

April 17th, 2009, 04:00 AM
I tried adding conky to the Startup programs.

By the way, I am running Compiz too. Everytime I add something in the startup programs list, it just disappears after I close the list.