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    Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    Autostarting conky from a script that worked flawlessly in 11.10 no longer works in 12.04 but will work when run from the command line, or when logging out and back in without restarting the machine.

    I have tried entering the following into Startup Applications:
    Code:
    conky -p 10 -c /home/username/.Conky/htc_home/conkyrc &
    and this fails as well. However, it works when I log out and log in again, and works when run from the command line.

    I have tried altering the timeout to as much as 25 seconds but no joy. A similar script to run Skype after a timeout works flawlessly. Any explanations or ideas?
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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    Don't believe the script needs to go into the bg with " &".
    Try it w\out it and let us know...
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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    No, still doesn't work. I'm stumped.
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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    This is what I use and the sleep delay time can be changed. I use 10 to allow Compiz to start . Just make it executable and add to start-up programs .

    Code:
     #!/bin/bash
     sleep 10 && 
    conky -c ~/.conkyrc;
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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    If you have more than one it will look as follows.
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
     sleep 10 && 
    conky -c ~/.conky1;
    conky -c ~/.conky2;
    conky -c ~/.conky3;
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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by timgood View Post
    Autostarting conky from a script that worked flawlessly in 11.10 no longer works in 12.04 but will work when run from the command line, or when logging out and back in without restarting the machine.

    I have tried entering the following into Startup Applications:
    Code:
    conky -p 10 -c /home/username/.Conky/htc_home/conkyrc &
    and this fails as well. However, it works when I log out and log in again, and works when run from the command line.

    I have tried altering the timeout to as much as 25 seconds but no joy. A similar script to run Skype after a timeout works flawlessly. Any explanations or ideas?
    All I have is this in startup in 12.04. Seems to work fine.
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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    Type this in Startup Applications => Command,

    conky -p 5 -c /home/usr/bin/conky &


    work for me,,,,,,,
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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by timgood View Post
    Autostarting conky from a script that worked flawlessly in 11.10 no longer works in 12.04 but will work when run from the command line, or when logging out and back in without restarting the machine.

    I have tried entering the following into Startup Applications:
    Code:
    conky -p 10 -c /home/username/.Conky/htc_home/conkyrc &
    and this fails as well. However, it works when I log out and log in again, and works when run from the command line.

    I have tried altering the timeout to as much as 25 seconds but no joy. A similar script to run Skype after a timeout works flawlessly. Any explanations or ideas?
    I read in a post that conky won't start until after five minutes.. (300)

    But re-rolled from git works on autostart.

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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    So...I tried everything and no go...


    from a terminal

    $conky & works everytime after about three minutes...

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    Re: Autostarting conky not working in 12.04

    It works after 3 minutes?

    Are you using an execi or execpi command with the time set to ~180s. If so you may be being affected by a known bug in conky 1.8 the version in the main repositories. The fix is to enable the backports repository and upgrade conky to 1.9, or to delay to greater than 3 minutes.

    David

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