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    Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Hi guys.

    I have Linux Voyager, a xubuntu version which already comes installed with Conky.

    So I got a script which I love but can't get to work.

    I included a copy in the dropbox link:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4pgz5g8jy3...ntile-1.tar.gz

    Also, already edited the locations in the script to fit mine. Then, tried to use this command:

    Code:
    sh -c "sleep 10; conky -c /home/vitality/Downloads/conky/.cal_rc;"
    To get it to work, but nothing worked.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Your trying to start the cal.rc file with a sleep delay of 10 secs?
    Im pretty sure your autostart file should be a .sh extension? I could be wrong.

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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Have you made the startup script executable?

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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0N3 View Post
    Your trying to start the cal.rc file with a sleep delay of 10 secs?
    Im pretty sure your autostart file should be a .sh extension? I could be wrong.
    There is no .sh file available.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0N3 View Post
    Have you made the startup script executable?
    No I have not, how would I do that?

    Thanks for your reply!

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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    I see you have your conky file in /home/vitality/Downloads/conky/.cal_rc directory

    I think its easier to put them into your /home

    You need a startup script something like

    #!/bin/sh
    sleep 20
    conky -d -c ~/.conkyrc
    exit

    Paste that into a text file and call it conky_start.sh

    Right click that file and go to Properties > Permissions and make sure the tick box beside Execute is ticked
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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Could you also open a terminal and type in conky and hit enter and post the output?

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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0N3 View Post
    I see you have your conky file in /home/vitality/Downloads/conky/.cal_rc directory

    I think its easier to put them into your /home

    You need a startup script something like

    #!/bin/sh
    sleep 20
    conky -d -c ~/.conkyrc
    exit

    Paste that into a text file and call it conky_start.sh

    Right click that file and go to Properties > Permissions and make sure the tick box beside Execute is ticked
    Thank you, going to try that now.

    By the way, is there any way to know which one is the autostart file?

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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Edit:

    I just keep getting this when I start up:


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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Are all of your configuration files in your home directory?

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    Re: Can't get Conky script to work. n00b question.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0N3 View Post
    Could you also open a terminal and type in conky and hit enter and post the output?
    Here's the output:

    Code:
    Conky: desktop window (1200003) is subwindow of root window (14e)
    Conky: window type - desktop
    Conky: drawing to created window (0x4600001)
    Conky: drawing to single buffer
    And the screen I've posted above.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0N3 View Post
    Are all of your configuration files in your home directory?
    Yes, they are.

    Again, thanks for your reply.

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