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    Trying to configure conky on a new system

    I have a new install of Ubuntu desktop on an old IBM T43 laptop, and I am trying to get conky up and running. I've copied one of the sample .conkyrc files from the conky sourceforge page and pasted it into ~/.conkyrc . However, I've rebooted conky several times (killall -SIGUSR1 conky) and it still uses the default configuration in: /etc/conky/conky.conf . I figured maybe I needed to restart X11, so I rebooted. Conky didn't start on boot, even though I added it to my startup applications, and running conky in terminal resulted in the following error messages:


    Conky: /home/antony/.conkyrc: 29: no such configuration: 'on_bottom'
    Conky: /home/antony/.conkyrc: 50: no such configuration: 'border_margin'
    Conky: use_spacer should have an argument of left, right, or none. 'no' seems to be some form of 'false', so defaulting to none.
    Conky: unknown variable freq_dyn_g
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/storage/': No such file or directory
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/windows': No such file or directory
    Conky: forked to background, pid is 2112
    antony@antony-ThinkPad-T43:~$
    Conky: desktop window (1600095) is subwindow of root window (14c)
    Conky: drawing to desktop window
    Conky: drawing to double buffer
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/windows': No such file or directory
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/storage/': No such file or directory
    Conky: /proc/i8k doesn't exist! use insmod to make sure the kernel driver is loaded...

    I'm new to Ubuntu and conky, but I thought I knew enough about Linux in general to figure this out on my own.


    I've attached my .conkyrc file.
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    Last edited by WanderingOak; October 14th, 2012 at 05:47 PM. Reason: forgot attachment

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    Re: Trying to configure conky on a new system

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    Re: Trying to configure conky on a new system

    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingOak View Post
    I have a new install of Ubuntu desktop on an old IBM T43 laptop, and I am trying to get conky up and running. I've copied one of the sample .conkyrc files from the conky sourceforge page and pasted it into ~/.conkyrc . However, I've rebooted conky several times (killall -SIGUSR1 conky) and it still uses the default configuration in: /etc/conky/conky.conf . I figured maybe I needed to restart X11, so I rebooted. Conky didn't start on boot, even though I added it to my startup applications, and running conky in terminal resulted in the following error messages:


    Conky: /home/antony/.conkyrc: 29: no such configuration: 'on_bottom'
    Conky: /home/antony/.conkyrc: 50: no such configuration: 'border_margin'
    Conky: use_spacer should have an argument of left, right, or none. 'no' seems to be some form of 'false', so defaulting to none.
    Conky: unknown variable freq_dyn_g
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/storage/': No such file or directory
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/windows': No such file or directory
    Conky: forked to background, pid is 2112
    antony@antony-ThinkPad-T43:~$
    Conky: desktop window (1600095) is subwindow of root window (14c)
    Conky: drawing to desktop window
    Conky: drawing to double buffer
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/windows': No such file or directory
    Conky: statfs '/mnt/storage/': No such file or directory
    Conky: /proc/i8k doesn't exist! use insmod to make sure the kernel driver is loaded...

    I'm new to Ubuntu and conky, but I thought I knew enough about Linux in general to figure this out on my own.


    I've attached my .conkyrc file.
    It means conky cant start as one or more of the variables is set wrong for that machine.

    Try # commenting the offending one out. for correct config see this.

    http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html

    Try mine which is attached.
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    Last edited by philinux; October 14th, 2012 at 06:00 PM.

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    Re: Trying to configure conky on a new system

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    It means conky cant start as one or more of the variables is set wrong for that machine.

    Try # commenting the offending one out. for correct config see this.

    http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html

    Try mine which is attached.
    Well, your config file worked, once I commented out the second CPU. Thanks for the help!

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