View Full Version : [xubuntu] autostart conky and wicd in fluxbox

June 20th, 2008, 09:52 PM
I've been trying to get conky and wicd to start on startup in fluxbox. Wicd doesn't bother me that much, but I would like conky to start automatically when I startup. I tried putting

conky &

in the /.fluxbox/startup file, and it worked with netapplet in the same way, with

netapplet &

Neither of them worked.

Next I tried making a autostart.sh file with:

sleep 5 && conky;

And I made it executable with chmod a+x and it doesn't work. I'm stumped, because it worked with netapplet in the startup file. I did put in the init file the sh /home/*/.fluxbox/autostart.sh in

session.screen0.rootCommand: sh /home/*/.fluxbox/autostart.sh

I'm going to keep trying. I've tried every way I could find here on the forums. Please help!

Running Xubuntu 8.04 with fluxbox installed. I prefer fluxbox to Xfce.

June 20th, 2008, 10:20 PM
This is my .startup file and conky starts just fine, no problems at all.

# fluxbox startup-script:
# Lines starting with a '#' are ignored.

# You can set your favourite wallpaper here if you don't want
# to do it from your style.

#fbsetbg -f /media/sdb1/Pictures/WallPapers/download.jpg
# This sets a black background

/usr/bin/fbsetroot -solid black

# This shows the fluxbox-splash-screen
# fbsetbg -C /usr/share/fluxbox/splash.jpg

# Other examples. Check man xset for details.
# Turn off beeps:
# xset -b
# Increase the keyboard repeat-rate:
# xset r rate 195 35
# Your own fonts-dir:
# xset +fp "/home/jorge/.fonts"
# Your favourite mouse cursor:
# xsetroot -cursor_name right_ptr
# Change your keymap:
# xmodmap "/home/jorge/.Xmodmap"

# Applications you want to run with fluxbox.
# unclutter -idle 2 &
# wmnd &
# wmsmixer -w &
# idesk &

conky &
klipper &

# And last but not least we start fluxbox.
# Because it is the last app you have to run it with ''exec'' before it.

exec /usr/bin/fluxbox
# or if you want to keep a log:
# exec /usr/bin/fluxbox -log "/home/jorge/.fluxbox/log"

Maybe you put it in the wrong line?

June 20th, 2008, 10:20 PM
try in your ~/.fluxbox/startup:
sleep 5;conky &

June 20th, 2008, 10:23 PM

(sleep 3 && conky) &

June 20th, 2008, 11:11 PM
What about:
conky -d

You don't need to use &, cause with -d option, conky runs as a deamon.

June 21st, 2008, 12:36 AM
Unfortunately, nothing has worked. Please help me, it's really starting to annoy me.

August 20th, 2010, 08:28 PM
I know this is an old thread but I had the same problem, only with Xubuntu 10.04, and thought that if two people had the same problem two years apart then maybe more people might.

I had set up conky and networking to autostart in Xfce and tried to get the same in Fluxbox using every solution suggested here and many more,with no success, but it would start and run when I started it in a terminal even if I closed the terminal.

Finally I removed Xfce and xfwm ( it was using 50% more RAM to do the same job ) as soon as I did and rebooted conky and network autostarted and has worked since.


September 2nd, 2011, 02:19 AM
try in your ~/.fluxbox/startup:
sleep 5;conky &

This worked for me!
I've just changed the "...conky &" for the "...conky -d &"


PS: Sleep 5s is too much! :S