I have a problem with conky 'blinking' whenever a change is made to the root window. At least that's the best description I can come up with.
What the problem isn't, is the so frequently discussed problem of conky flickering all the time mentioned in the conky FAQ
It's tricky to describe so I made a video of it which can be grabbed from
(less than 2MB)
If you can be bothered to watch, you'll see that initially the background of conky is black and conky doesn't 'blink' when the image changes. Part way through the conky background goes transparent, this is the point at which I start up xcompmgr. After that you'll notice that conky 'blinks' every time the image changes. Every time the image changes it's because the command 'feh --bg-center filename' is being run
The blinking irritates me and I'm unable to work out how to stop it happening. Anyone got any ideas?
conkyrc looks like
xftfont DejaVu Sans Mono:size=10
minimum_size 5 5
own_window_type override # necessary to stop matchbox-window-manager forcing it fullscreen and thus hiding over conky windows
I'm using matchbox-window-manager 1.2 from the Ubuntu 10.10 repos. (It is built without composite support, hence use of xcompmgr). I have built a version of matchbox-window-manager with composite support and it works but only with far worse issues than the subject of this post.