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    [SOLVED] why is conky so flakey in xubuntu?

    I run conky in Ubuntu and have just installed (about 12 hours ago) xubuntu desktop.

    I opened conky and it comes and goes from the desktop.

    Is this something to do with it being a Gnome installation running in Xfce?
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    Re: why is conky so flakey in xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdsmedia View Post
    I run conky in Ubuntu and have just installed (about 12 hours ago) xubuntu desktop.

    I opened conky and it comes and goes from the desktop.
    Post your configuration file, please.

    Is this something to do with it being a Gnome installation running in Xfce?
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    Re: why is conky so flakey in xubuntu?

    I can't find my configuration file. I believe it's .conkyrc but I can't find it.

    I installed conky without any configuration, so it's possible I haven't created a config file. I just installed conky and ran it from terminal.

    I've looked in my /home folder including hidden files.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Re: why is conky so flakey in xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdsmedia View Post
    I can't find my configuration file. I believe it's .conkyrc but I can't find it.

    I installed conky without any configuration, so it's possible I haven't created a config file. I just installed conky and ran it from terminal.

    I've looked in my /home folder including hidden files.

    Thanks for your help.
    yes, you need to create a .conkyrc configuration file, to keep a permanant conky on screen, you need to enable double-buffering. Check someone elses config file, theres loads of the Ubuntu forum.
    look here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=conky
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    Re: why is conky so flakey in xubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by mister_p_1998 View Post
    yes, you need to create a .conkyrc configuration file, to keep a permanant conky on screen, you need to enable double-buffering. Check someone elses config file, theres loads of the Ubuntu forum.
    look here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=conky
    I've been running conky (reasonably) successfully in Gnome for some time. It's only in Xfce that it seems "flakey" but I admit I had no .conkyrc. I had looked briefly for instructions on configuring conky but hadn't spent any time on it.

    Then I tried xubuntu and it would flash on and off the desktop.

    I checked this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=conky

    and used the first example .conkyrc file. Because it's based on a dual-core I tried commenting out all the references to additional CPUs. I still get an error when trying to run it.

    Could someone show me where I could remove/comment out lines to let it work on a single CPU.

    I must admit that initial searches for configuring conky had brought up nothing of value, but when I simplified the search parameters it worked much better. I'll keep looking but if someone could look at that example....if not I can paste what I have, which is basically that example with some lines commented out.
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    Re: [SOLVED] why is conky so flakey in xubuntu?

    Go to etc/conky/conky.conf and edit configuration...
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