[ubuntu-uk] Conky doesn't display on XFCE desktop

Matt Sturdy matt.sturdy at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 11:05:40 BST 2010


On 17 September 2010 10:57, Philip Newborough
<corenominal at corenominal.org>wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Matt Sturdy <matt.sturdy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > I recently made the switch to XFCE, and mostly it's working well.  Quick,
> > clean interface etc.
> > The one thing I can't fix is Conky.  It used to display on the nautilus
> > desktop... and it still starts up with no errors... but I can't see where
> it
> > goes!
> > starting from the command line gives
> > matt at alida:~$ conky
> > Conky: desktop window (1e00003) is subwindow of root window (15a)
> > Conky: window type - override
> > Conky: drawing to created window (0x4a00001)
> > Conky: drawing to double buffer
> > and my conf file is fairly standard:
> > matt at alida:~$ cat .conkyrc
> >
> > # Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
> > own_window yes
> > own_window_type override
> > own_window_transparent yes
> > ## apparently this is not needed in XFCE
> > own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
>
> Hey Matt :)
>
> Have you tried playing around with the 'own_window' settings/values? I
> use the following when running Conky in Xfce:
>
>    own_window yes
>    own_window_transparent yes
>    own_window_type desktop
>     own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
>
> It looks like the only difference is the value given for 'own_window_type'.
>
> Cheers
>  -- Philip
>
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Hey Philip!

You're a star!  Thanks, that's working perfectly now!

I'd tried a few things, but hadn't hit on that... aaah, back to system
monitoring bliss...  :)

Cheers!
Matt
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