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    Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    Hey everyone. I've heard great things about Conky, so I thought I'd try it out. However, whenever I type "conky" in the terminal, there is an error that says:

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    Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting
    How can I fix this? Thanks

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    There should be a section at the end of your ~/.conkrc that looks something like...
    TEXT
    ${color #A548CC}Date:${color}${font size=11} ${time %a %e %b %G}${font}
    ${color #A548CC}Time:${color}${font size=11} ${time %I:%M:%p}${font}
    ${color #A548CC}Uptime:${color} ${uptime}
    ${color #A548CC}Kernel:${color} ${exec uname -r|cut -b1-9}
    ${color #A548CC}Temp:${color} ${acpitemp}C / ${acpitempf}F
    ${color #A548CC}CPU:${color} ${freq_g}GHz (${cpu}%)
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    What if I have nothing in the conkyrc file? Should I just copy what you have in the text file you have attached? Thank you =]

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    Give it a try or one of these. It should be in your home directory and named .conkyrc

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=conky
    You can customize it however you want.
    http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html
    http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    I have the file, but nothing's in there. Thanks, I'll see if I can get it to work

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    Thank you, Destria, it worked. However, I see that it updates every 2 seconds. Is it possible to make it update every second?

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    The configure line that controls this is update_interval or music_player_interval.

    update_interval 1

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    Hi,

    I am having the same problem with conky, but the difference is that I cannot fin the .conkyrc file in my home directory.

    I've searched for it and everything, but still can't find it. I relatively new to Ubuntu, so I when you said"~/.conkrc" I dont know if I looked in the right place.

    What should I do?

    Thanks


    EDIT: I just had to enable the view of hidden files, problem solved.

    Now, the problem is that when I add Conky to the startup, it does not start up.

    I Put the command :"home/ezequiel/.conky_startup_sh" but it doesn't work.

    Any suggestions?

    THank you
    Last edited by equimen; March 15th, 2009 at 05:45 PM.

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    Copy and pasted but still the same message
    Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

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    Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Usmaan View Post
    Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting
    In your config file, you need a single line containing "TEXT" without the quotes. The stuff you want displayed should be on the following lines.

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