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    Re: Howto: Get a beautiful Conky 1.4.2 setup

    Once again, thank you for writing this great tutorial.

    My problem is this, the network traffic monitor does not monitor anything and it never changes. I have had this problem with other system montitors (for karamba). Is there a package that I need to install before this will work?

    And for those who are installing the package, make sure to update .conkyrc with the one given here.

    We should see if we can get this to replace the old corky package in the repository. Any volunteers for emailing the MOTU's?

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    Re: Howto: Get a beautiful Conky 1.4.2 setup

    I noticed while booting, i have a service that fails to start:
    "Setting Sensors Limit" Failed
    It didnt appear before i installed conky from your How-to.
    Its doesnt seem to bother conky ; it seems to wrok fine

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    Re: Howto: Get a beautiful Conky 1.4.2 setup

    I have this problem as well, I think is has something to do with ls-sensors package not being the right one for your mobo/laptop (in my case acer aspire 3624)

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    Re: Howto: Get a beautiful Conky 1.4.2 setup

    Thanks for this How-To - it worked great!

    The only problem I am having, is I can't get transparency to work - the background is always black. I read on the Conky FAQ (http://conky.sourceforge.net/faq.html), that I need to use a program called "qiv", but I can't see how. Any ideas?

    Daniel

    PS: I am running Kubuntu 6.06, and the graphics card is a VIA Unichrome on-board jobby (if that's of any help).
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    Re: Howto: Get a beautiful Conky 1.4.2 setup

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDan View Post
    Thanks for this How-To - it worked great!

    The only problem I am having, is I can't get transparency to work - the background is always black. I read on the Conky FAQ (http://conky.sourceforge.net/faq.html), that I need to use a program called "qiv", but I can't see how. Any ideas?

    Daniel

    PS: I am running Kubuntu 6.06, and the graphics card is a VIA Unichrome on-board jobby (if that's of any help).
    Open .conkyrc and comment out the lines
    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
    background yes
    Since we don't use nautilus, we don't need it. If the original writer of this guide is around, he (or she) might want to add that to the original post.

    Also, to get Conky to atostart in Kubuntu, you need to add a link to the bin file (in /usr/bin) to
    Code:
    ~/.kde/Autostart
    .
    Last edited by Rexbron!; July 16th, 2006 at 08:33 PM.

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    Re: Howto: Get a beautiful Conky 1.4.2 setup

    Hello. I love conky so far...great app. Thank you seldon77 for the nice how to.

    So I followed the Howto exactly, compling from scratch without any problems, changing /etc/X11/xorg.config, and only slightly modifying the .conkyrc file to more appropriate partitions to monitor the size of. Things for the most part are fine...(oh, and no flicker problem).

    HOWEVER, I have three problems:
    1) I get the errors
    Conky: /home/mtp/.conkyrc: 15: no such configuration: 'own_window_hints'
    Conky: can't load font 'arial'
    2) It looks kind of crappy, with thick black lines around every character.
    3) It only shows up on one of my four desktops.

    Does anyone happen to know how to solve this to make the errors go away and make it look reasonably well on the desktop?

    Thank you very much in advance!!

    SCREENSHOT:


    EDIT: Added problem #3 after realizing it.
    Last edited by mtpadilla; July 16th, 2006 at 11:01 PM.

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    Re: Howto: Get a beautiful Conky 1.4.2 setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexbron! View Post
    I have this problem as well, I think is has something to do with ls-sensors package not being the right one for your mobo/laptop (in my case acer aspire 3624)
    As i dont have a LapTop, it may be the origin of the problem.

    Anyway, i can see my cpu temperature, so some sensor must be working ^^
    ANd actually the error message at boot time is something like:
    "Setting sensors limit" FAILED
    It doesn mean that sensors dont work, right?
    Last edited by hype; July 17th, 2006 at 12:09 AM.

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    Reduce flickering?

    I've got the "dbe" module but conky still flickers a bit. I changed the refresh time to 1 min not to make it so annoying.
    Can the flickering be completely eliminated?
    Btw, I use Compiz as window manager.

    I got (I think) a nice config for my conky. Here's a sceenshot:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexbron! View Post
    Open .conkyrc and comment out the lines
    Code:
    own_window yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
    background yes
    Since we don't use nautilus, we don't need it. If the original writer of this guide is around, he (or she) might want to add that to the original post.

    Also, to get Conky to atostart in Kubuntu, you need to add a link to the bin file (in /usr/bin) to
    Code:
    ~/.kde/Autostart
    .
    Rexbron,

    Many thanks for that - my conky is now nice and transparent!

    Regarding the autostart, I just saved my session with conky running, and now it starts every time. I might look into the link route, if that is more elegant...

    Thanks again,

    Daniel
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    Re: Reduce flickering?

    wow.. nice screenshot. can you share your .conkyrc file? also, which gdesklet are you using there for the temperature?

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