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  1. #1
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    Red face Conky MPD error

    I run conky and get the following error messages:

    Code:
    $ Conky: /home/lumeng/.conkyrc: 30: no such configuration: 'on_bottom'
    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: scandir for /sys/bus/i2c/devices/: No such file or directory
    Conky: desktop window (10000b9) is subwindow of root window (40)
    Conky: drawing to desktop window
    Conky: drawing to single buffer
    
    Conky: MPD error: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused
    
    Conky: MPD error: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused
    
    Conky: MPD error: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused
    
    Conky: MPD error: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused
    
    Conky: MPD error: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused

    My configuration file for conky is

    Code:
    # set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background
    background no
    
    cpu_avg_samples 2
    net_avg_samples 2
    
    out_to_console no
    
    # X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
    #font 7x12
    #font 6x10
    #font 7x13
    #font 8x13
    #font 7x12
    #font *mintsmild.se*
    #font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
    #font -artwiz-snap-normal-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1
    
    # Use Xft?
    use_xft yes
    
    # Xft font when Xft is enabled
    xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=8
    
    own_window_transparent no
    own_window_colour hotpink
    # Text alpha when using Xft
    xftalpha 0.8
    
    on_bottom yes
    
    # mail spool
    mail_spool $MAIL
    
    # Update interval in seconds
    update_interval 1
    # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
    own_window no
    
    # Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
    double_buffer no
    
    # Minimum size of text area
    #minimum_size 280 5
    #maximum_width 150
    
    # Draw shades?
    draw_shades no
    
    # Draw outlines?
    draw_outline no
    
    # Draw borders around text
    draw_borders no
    
    # Stippled borders?
    stippled_borders 10
    
    # border margins
    border_margin 4
    
    # border width
    border_width 1
    
    # Default colors and also border colors
    default_color white
    default_shade_color white
    default_outline_color white
    
    # Text alignment, other possible values are commented
    #alignment top_left
    #minimum_size 10 10
    gap_x 13
    gap_y 13
    #alignment top_right
    alignment bottom_left
    #alignment bottom_right
    
    # Gap between borders of screen and text
    
    # Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
    use_spacer no
    
    # Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
    no_buffers yes
    
    # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
    uppercase no
    
    # boinc (seti) dir
    # seti_dir /opt/seti
    
    # Possible variables to be used:
    #
    #      Variable         Arguments                  Description                
    #  acpiacadapter                     ACPI ac adapter state.                   
    #  acpifan                           ACPI fan state                           
    #  acpitemp                          ACPI temperature.                        
    #  adt746xcpu                        CPU temperature from therm_adt746x       
    #  adt746xfan                        Fan speed from therm_adt746x             
    #  battery           (num)           Remaining capasity in ACPI or APM        
    #                                    battery. ACPI battery number can be      
    #                                    given as argument (default is BAT0).     
    #  buffers                           Amount of memory buffered                
    #  cached                            Amount of memory cached                  
    #  color             (color)         Change drawing color to color            
    #  cpu                               CPU usage in percents                    
    #  cpubar            (height)        Bar that shows CPU usage, height is      
    #                                    bar's height in pixels                   
    #  downspeed         net             Download speed in kilobytes              
    #  downspeedf        net             Download speed in kilobytes with one     
    #                                    decimal                                  
    #  exec              shell command   Executes a shell command and displays    
    #                                    the output in torsmo. warning: this      
    #                                    takes a lot more resources than other    
    #                                    variables. I'd recommend coding wanted   
    #                                    behaviour in C and posting a patch :-).  
    #  execi             interval, shell Same as exec but with specific interval. 
    #                    command         Interval can't be less than              
    #                                    update_interval in configuration.        
    #  fs_bar            (height), (fs)  Bar that shows how much space is used on 
    #                                    a file system. height is the height in   
    #                                    pixels. fs is any file on that file      
    #                                    system.                                  
    #  fs_free           (fs)            Free space on a file system available    
    #                                    for users.                               
    #  fs_free_perc      (fs)            Free percentage of space on a file       
    #                                    system available for users.              
    #  fs_size           (fs)            File system size                         
    #  fs_used           (fs)            File system used space                   
    #  hr                (height)        Horizontal line, height is the height in 
    #                                    pixels                                   
    #  i2c               (dev), type, n  I2C sensor from sysfs (Linux 2.6). dev   
    #                                    may be omitted if you have only one I2C  
    #                                    device. type is either in (or vol)       
    #                                    meaning voltage, fan meaning fan or temp 
    #                                    meaning temperature. n is number of the  
    #                                    sensor. See /sys/bus/i2c/devices/ on     
    #                                    your local computer.                     
    #  kernel                            Kernel version                           
    #  loadavg           (1), (2), (3)   System load average, 1 is for past 1     
    #                                    minute, 2 for past 5 minutes and 3 for   
    #                                    past 15 minutes.                         
    #  machine                           Machine, i686 for example                
    #  mails                             Mail count in mail spool. You can use    
    #                                    program like fetchmail to get mails from 
    #                                    some server using your favourite         
    #                                    protocol. See also new_mails.            
    #  mem                               Amount of memory in use                  
    #  membar            (height)        Bar that shows amount of memory in use   
    #  memmax                            Total amount of memory                   
    #  memperc                           Percentage of memory in use              
    #  new_mails                         Unread mail count in mail spool.         
    #  nodename                          Hostname                                 
    #  outlinecolor      (color)         Change outline color                     
    #  pre_exec          shell command   Executes a shell command one time before 
    #                                    torsmo displays anything and puts output 
    #                                    as text.                                 
    #  processes                         Total processes (sleeping and running)   
    #  running_processes                 Running processes (not sleeping),        
    #                                    requires Linux 2.6                       
    #  shadecolor        (color)         Change shading color                     
    #  stippled_hr       (space),        Stippled (dashed) horizontal line        
    #                    (height)        
    #  swapbar           (height)        Bar that shows amount of swap in use     
    #  swap                              Amount of swap in use                    
    #  swapmax                           Total amount of swap                     
    #  swapperc                          Percentage of swap in use                
    #  sysname                           System name, Linux for example           
    #  time              (format)        Local time, see man strftime to get more 
    #                                    information about format                 
    #  totaldown         net             Total download, overflows at 4 GB on     
    #                                    Linux with 32-bit arch and there doesn't 
    #                                    seem to be a way to know how many times  
    #                                    it has already done that before torsmo   
    #                                    has started.                             
    #  totalup           net             Total upload, this one too, may overflow 
    #  updates                           Number of updates (for debugging)        
    #  upspeed           net             Upload speed in kilobytes                
    #  upspeedf          net             Upload speed in kilobytes with one       
    #                                    decimal                                  
    #  uptime                            Uptime                                   
    #  uptime_short                      Uptime in a shorter format               
    #
    #  seti_prog                         Seti@home current progress
    #  seti_progbar      (height)        Seti@home current progress bar
    #  seti_credit                       Seti@hoome total user credit
    
    
    # variable is given either in format $variable or in ${variable}. Latter
    # allows characters right after the variable and must be used in network
    # stuff because of an argument
    #${font Dungeon:style=Bold:pixelsize=10}I can change the font as well
    #${font Verdana:size=10}as many times as I choose
    #${font Perry:size=10}Including UTF-8,
    #${font Luxi Mono:size=10}justo como este texto que o google traduz fêz o português
    # stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen
    #${font Grunge:size=12}${time %a  %b  %d}${alignr -25}${time %k:%M}
    
    TEXT
    $nodename - $sysname $kernel on $machine
    $stippled_hr
    ${color lightgrey}Uptime:$color $uptime ${color lightgrey}- Load:$color $loadavg
    ${color lightgrey}CPU Usage:${color #5000a0} ${cpu}% ${cpubar}
    ${color black}${cpugraph 000000 5000a0}
    ${color lightgrey}RAM Usage:$color $mem/$memmax - $memperc% $membar
    ${color lightgrey}Swap Usage:$color $swap/$swapmax - $swapperc% ${swapbar}
    ${color lightgrey}Processes:$color $processes  ${color grey}Running:$color $running_processes
    $color$stippled_hr
    ${color lightgrey}Networking:
     Down:${color #8844ee} ${downspeed eth0} k/s${color lightgrey} ${offset 70}Up:${color #22ccff} ${upspeed eth0} k/s
    ${color black}${downspeedgraph eth0 32,150 ff0000 0000ff} $alignr${color black}${upspeedgraph eth0 32,150 0000ff ff0000}
    ${color lightgrey}File systems:
     / $color${fs_used /}/${fs_size /} ${fs_bar /}
    ${color lightgrey}Temperatures:
     CPU:$color ${i2c temp 2}C${color grey} - MB:$color ${i2c temp 1}C
    ${font Dungeon:style=Bold:pixelsize=12}${color #88aadd}MPD: ${alignc}$mpd_artist - $mpd_title
    ${color #88aadd}$mpd_bar
    ${color #88aadd}${alignc}$mpd_status
    ${color}Name              PID     CPU%   MEM%
    ${color #ddaa00} ${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
    ${color lightgrey} ${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
    ${color lightgrey} ${top name 3} ${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
    ${color}Mem usage
    ${color #ddaa00} ${top_mem name 1} ${top_mem pid 1} ${top_mem cpu 1} ${top_mem mem 1}
    ${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 2} ${top_mem pid 2} ${top_mem cpu 2} ${top_mem mem 2}
    ${color lightgrey} ${top_mem name 3} ${top_mem pid 3} ${top_mem cpu 3} ${top_mem mem 3}
    Anybody can give some help/suggestions ?

    Or could you share your file: .conkyrc

    Thanks!
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  2. #2
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    Re: Conky MPD error

    You are getting this error because of this section (near the bottom)
    Code:
    ${font Dungeon:style=Bold:pixelsize=12}${color #88aadd}MPD: ${alignc}$mpd_artist - $mpd_title
    ${color #88aadd}$mpd_bar
    ${color #88aadd}${alignc}$mpd_status
    What this is, is a thingie that tries to display what music you are listening to. You need to compile your music player with support for MPD in order for this to work.
    Ubuntu User #20718 Linux User #433591
    MSI 790FX-GD70, AthlonII x2, 8gb G.Skill ram, 3 nVidia 240s. wtb athlon2 x6...

  3. #3
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    Re: Conky MPD error

    Ah a quick solution, but....
    do you mind elaborating for a linux novice? I googled how to include MPD with amarok but have found no such luck (maybe i'm bad at research).

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