Ubuntu :: Get Conky To Run At Startup?

Jul 8, 2011

Im trying to get Conky to run at startup. I created a file called conky_start.sh in etc/init.d that looks like this:

### Starts up Conky ###
sleep 30 && conky
Then did this to get it into startup:


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Ubuntu :: Getting Conky To Start At Startup?

Apr 6, 2010

As the title implies, I have fluxbox and conky running in Karmic. The problem is getting conky to start at startup. Below is my ~/.fluxbox/startup file. I have searched and tried everything I have found to get it to work. Conky works beautifully when I run it manually. Anyway, here is my startup file:

xmodmap "/home/doug/.Xmodmap"
unclutter -idle 2 &
conky &
exec fluxbox -log "/home/doug/.fluxbox/log"

Lines added before and after the conky line run perfectly. Unclutter runs, but no conky.

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May 5, 2011

I want conky to run at startup. I put an entry in startup applications but when it starts it covers everything (see attached image). I can fix it (i.e. moving a window over it covers conky) by running killall conky && conky , but I don't want to have to do that all the time.

I suspect the problem has to do with the window type, but don't know how to fix it. Also, I don't want to lose sight of the icons/files on the desktop.

Here's my conky.rc:

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May 6, 2010

I'm having trouble getting conky to boot friendly-like with the gwm. If I just set conky as a start up program, it floats above other windows, it seems to have loaded before the desktop actually did. So I googled it and found that many people use the conky shell scripts to make it sleep until the desktop load. I created one, made it executable, and restarted to see the effect and found that conky never launched at all (not visible, no running process).

Here is my startup shell script for conky:
sleep 10 && conky;

This is how it should look if working properly. If I launch conky after login, it looks like this every time. [URL]. This is how it looks if I simply set it to open upon startup with no script. [URL]. If I try to open it with the script, I simply never see anything in conkys place. It seems like the script never executes. I've tried setting longer and shorter sleep times, but I never see so much as a single instance of conky running.

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Ubuntu :: Conky Script Not Running At Startup

Feb 1, 2011

I am trying to run a script that runs at startup. I have followed directions found at this Website: [URL]. Everything works except the script which consists of two lines.

sleep 30 && conky ;
I changed the file permissions to be executed and named it .conky-startup.sh.

Then I went to System>Preferences>Startup Applications and created a new entry that points to my script file. When I restarted my system, Conky didn't start. If I try to run the file from Nautilus or the Terminal, nothing happens.

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Nov 9, 2010

How to set conky to load at startup?

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Jan 21, 2010

Conky does not start during start up.I used this script, It has execute permission also!But it did not start! What is the problem!It works manually when i run that script!

Note: It is not working in the background also at startup as i checked it -When is run killall conky it showed No such process

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Ubuntu :: Conky At Startup - Has Wrong Window Setting

May 17, 2011

I have conky running a simple script on my Ubuntu 11.04 install. Running conky from using ALT-F2 is fine, but I have have conky added to the startup list, and when it runs from this, the conky window is different (ie not integrated with desktop layer). It has some shadowing around the edge and it seems to be on a layer other than the desktop. In addition to this, it stops running after a short while. I then run conky from ALT-F2 again and it's appears as I want, and stays there all day. I have included what I think is the relevant code below from my conkyrc. Has anyone had similar issues with a suitable way to resolve the problem?

own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
#own_window_type desktop
#own_window_type normal
own_window_type conky
own_window_class Conky

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Slackware :: Start Conky And Add Module At System Startup?

Jul 21, 2011

my Conky needed the Coretemp, and a friend of LQ told me to run modprobe, and it works greate! no every time I start my system, I need to run the modprobe to add the module to Kernel. How can I put the coretemp to start every startup? (I think there is somenthing to do with a file on the rc.module at /etc/rc.d/, but I'm afraid to do something stupid...) I want to make the conky running after start of the system. How can I do this?

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Jun 26, 2011

I have conky installed and set up as a startup application, however everytime I log out and back in conky creates itself as a new window:

How can I get conky to start normally without having to do a manual restart everytime I login?

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Debian :: Conky - Full Screen Config / 2 Conky Configs?

Jun 13, 2011

Said that all the config i find put all the info in one place of the screen, in this example on the right side:


or like conky colors where you can put in either side, or other complex examples that use folders with images..that at least i need one day to study all the variables it has...

What i want is something simple, in my black background i dont want images and effects, only white simple text.

My problem is: i want for instance my specs above, my log info in the middle, my music info bellow (above my clock) and in conky config i'm hitting my head in the wall....

For instance if i use my facebook script to appear in the midle how the hell can i put my music info bellow without ruined the facebook in the midle...do i need 2 conky configs?

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Ubuntu :: When Type "conky" In Terminal It Returns With Conky: Invalid Configuration File

Feb 1, 2011

when I type "conky" in terminal it returns with Conky: invalid configuration file '/home/user/.conkyrc' Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting ***** Imlib2 Developer Warning ***** : This program is calling the Imlib call: imlib_context_free(); With the parameter: context being NULL. Please fix your program. I've tried completely uninstalling, rebooting, then reinstalling, still same error?

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Jun 19, 2010

I have a problem with conky. It draws a black background instead of using pseudo-transparency. I ofc tried to achieve this with feh but to no avail. All the instructions here failed: Conky Hardcore! Conky transparency with KDE (3 and 4)


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Aug 14, 2010

I've tried other solutions, but none work for me.Here is my .conkyrc

# - Conky settings - #


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Sep 3, 2010

how do i make this conky not to be on top of others on startup? i have to killall conky then activate conky to use it normally.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Compile Conky 1.8.1?

Oct 22, 2010

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 and i thought I'll just compile the latest version of conky.
So i did:

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-audacious=yes --enable-iostats --enable-curl --enable-rss --enable-weather-metar --enable-weather-xoap --enable-imlib2 --enable-lua-imlib2 --enable-lua --enable-lua-cairo --enable-wlan All good. I finally install everything and manage to get configure to finish but once I type make it exists in the middle.

mv -f .deps/conky-ccurl_thread.Tpo .deps/conky-ccurl_thread.Po
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Ubuntu :: Cannot Get Started With Conky

Nov 24, 2010

I recently installed Ubuntu and I came across Conky.I was fascinated with this software and installed it using terminal codes. At first it rand with the default config file loaded. then i PC shutdown due to a power failure. now conky does not start and after searching over the net i found out that my conky config file is missing. I pasted the conky config fiel yet to no avail.

It gives me this error while running it in Terminal

Conky: /home/shazzy/.conkyrc: 30: no such configuration: 'on_bottom'
Conky: /home/shazzy/.conkyrc: 63: no such configuration: 'border_margin'
Conky: use_spacer should have an argument of left, right, or none. 'no' seems to be some form of 'false', so defaulting to none.


Here's the link to the site. I'm not sure how do i set this up as my conky config.

Link to ConkyConfig

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Dec 23, 2010

I've been trying to set up Conky and everytime I try to put in new code that I've copied and pasted I always get it to look super crappy for some reason..Also why is it going to the bottom left instead of top right?

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Mar 30, 2011

I would like some help with Conky. I have no Idea how to configure it and all the guides are soo confusing to me. I would like it to be clear, have some basic PC info about my computer and show me the weather.

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May 10, 2011

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May 24, 2011

When I run Conky on Ubuntu 11.04, then after some time it suddenly disappears (isn't drawn anymore on the desktop). With 'ps' I can see that the Conky process is still running, it just isn't drawing itself anymore. I don't know what exactly triggers Conky to disappear. Does this have something to do with Unity?

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Ubuntu :: Conky Crashes With Desktop?

Jan 8, 2010

I have conky on my desktop, and it works most of the time. The only times I've noticed problems are when I do large file transfers from my computer to an external HD.

What happens during large file transfers is that Conky crashes, and then I realize that my desktop is also "dead" (as in, I can't highlight anything. The icon for my external HD is gone, even though it is still mounted and accessible. Right-clicking doesn't do anything either.). I tried Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, but that didn't work either. I can log out and back in to get everything working again, but that's a bit of a pain.

I'm using the GNOME desktop on Ubuntu 9.10.

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Ubuntu :: Conky And Unprintable Characters?

Feb 4, 2010

I've downloaded a .htm file from the WWW which has the following few lines:

Latest Times as at: 4-Feb-2010 15:30 ${color3}${execi 1800 grep "Latest" FinishTimes.htm | sed -e 's/ in Tideda Files//'}
and in my Conky script I do this:
${color3}${execi 1800 grep "Latest" FinishTimes.htm}

but when it prints on the screen there is an empty box at the end of the line. I assume this a CR or LF that's attached to the end of the line, but how can I get rid of it?

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Ubuntu :: Stopping Conky From Closing?

Feb 12, 2010

Is there a way to stop conky from closing when I click on it? I have a few set up as a system monitor bar on the desktop, and I'd like to anchor them there from accidental clicking so I don't have to restart my script.

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Ubuntu :: How To Write A Conky Script

Mar 2, 2010

I am a beginner,i like to write my own script but from where to start?

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Ubuntu :: Trying To Get Weather Working For Conky

Jun 20, 2010

I'm trying to get weather installed/working for conky. In my .conkyrc file I have this code of line
${color white}${execi 1800 /home/rjr/weather/weather.sh 92392}

I have the 2 files weather.sh and weather.xslt in its own folder named weather and in weather.sh file I have this line of code..
# where this script and the XSLT lives

I gave permission to weather.sh file, on my desktop running conky in the weather section it says Invalid Partner Code. I tried even putting USCA1197 in the .conkyrc file instead of my zip code and still same problem. Do I have to give weather folder permission as well?

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Ubuntu :: Conky On Top Of Windows At Boot?

Jul 26, 2010

Every time I boot, conky (the system manager tool) is on top of all other windows. Every time I restart conky (save the .conkyrc file) it ends up under all the windows. Here is my conkyrc up to the TEXT part:


# - Conky settings - #
update_interval 1
total_run_times 0


If nothing else, is there some command I that restarts conky other than saving the conkyrc file?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Not Showing Up In Conky

Aug 20, 2010

I have everything working fine, but the main reason o wanted to use it was to monitor my network usage etc.. As you can see in the scrot the network is blank. If anyone knows how i can get my conky to show the network here is my conkyrc


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Ubuntu :: How To Stop Conky From Ticking

Aug 20, 2010

I just realized today that my conky is ticking I know it's conky 'cos if I turn conky off the ticking stops, and the ticks are in sync with conkys update interval. How do I get the ticking to stop?EDIT: Actually I think the ticking is coming from my processor fan or something next to it (it's in a laptop) 'cos the sound doesn't stop if i plug earphones in or mute it. But it is conky causing it. If I put my ear on my laptop keyboard where the processor is I can hear the ticking louder.I Think it's the same problem as this thread, but it doesn't do it when I resize windows.

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Ubuntu :: Conky Slow To Run - Appear On The Screen?

Oct 24, 2010

I've been running Ubuntu 10.10 since its became available and have recently dialed in my conky config. All has been working just fine. I usually leave my system running 24x7 and will reboot it or shut it down from time to time.

I have conky running via a command line (manual) and as soon as I enter 'conky' it will run immediately. However, this morning I rebooted my system, ran conky in a terminal window as I usually do...nothing the usual script shows up in the terminal window, but conky didn't appear on the screen. I've not changed backgrounds, changed my .conkyrc file, nothing. I removed conky and reinstalled it and pulled a new .conkyrc from a backup. I could read the original just fine, but thought perhaps the . file had something wrong. Still the same results...conky didn't appear on the desktop. Here is what is really weird.

After about 3 or 5 minutes, conky appeared on screen and is running fine except its no longer pulling my external IP number via:

Why its taking conky so long to appear on the screen?

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