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December 21st, 2009, 08:05 PM
I recently reformatted my PC to Kubuntu 9.1, and love it so far. I'm currently configuring my Conky file, and I'm running into a bit of a problem with making it transparent. The .conf file is below.

# .conkyrc

double_buffer yes
update_interval 3.0
background yes

own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar

use_xft yes
override_utf8_locale no
xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=7
xftalpha 0.8
draw_shades no
draw_outline no
draw_borders no
uppercase yes
use_spacer no

border_margin 9
border_width 0

default_color light grey
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color black

alignment top_right
minimum_size 200
gap_x 9
gap_y 9

${alignc}${time %I:%M %p}, ${time %a}., ${time %b. %e}, ${time %G}
${alignc}Ubuntu Linux $kernel
${alignc}hostname $nodename at ${addr eth0}
${alignc}${execi 1000 cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep ‘model name’ | sed -e
’s/model name.*: //’}
${alignc}$uptime uptime

CPU Load: ${alignr}$cpu%
${cpugraph 20,200 000000 ffffff}
Load averages: ${alignr}$loadavg

Processes: ${alignr}$running_processes of $processes running
Highest CPU usage:
${color yellow} ${top name 1}${alignr}${top cpu 1}
${color}${top name 2}${alignr}${top cpu 2}
${top name 3}${alignr}${top cpu 3}
${top name 4}${alignr}${top cpu 4}
Highest memory usage:
${color yellow} ${top_mem name 1}${alignr}${top_mem mem 1}
${color}${top_mem name 2}${alignr}${top_mem mem 2}
${top_mem name 3}${alignr}${top_mem mem 3}
${top_mem name 4}${alignr}${top_mem mem 4}

Memory usage: ${alignr}${memperc}% (${mem}b/${memmax}b)
${membar 3,200}
Swap usage: ${alignr}${swapperc}% (${swap}b/${swapmax}b)
${swapbar 3,200}
HDD free: ${alignr}${fs_free_perc /}% (${fs_free /}b/${fs_size /}b)
${fs_bar 3,200 /}

Up:${alignr}${upspeed eth0}Kbps, ${totalup eth0}b total
${upspeedgraph eth0 20,200 000000 ffffff}
Down: ${alignr}${downspeed eth0}Kbps, ${totaldown eth0}b total
${downspeedgraph eth0 20,200 000000 ffffff}

If I'm reading correctly, the above code should make it transparent, but It still has a black background. I'm reading in the Conky FAQ (http://conky.sourceforge.net/faq.html) that it might be due to the Window Manager seating the image on a separate layer. I'm trying to use some of the tools described in question 6 on that page, but nothing seems to be installing, or working correctly. any help?