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I've installed Openbox on an Ubu 12.10 minimal install. I've also installed xcompmgr and conky. The issue I'm having is that the very same conky config that gives me partial transparency in #!(Debian based Openbox distro) is only giving me full transparency in my Ubu install.
I installed xcompmgr and am starting it with the following options:
This is my main conky.conf (I have two Conkies running).
xftfont Nimbus Roman No9 L:size=10
minimum_size 5 5
As mentioned earlier, I have never had argb entries, but I suggest experimenting with own_window_transparent. Change it from yes to no. My guess is, there will be no transparency, but if so, it would indicate we are moving in the right direction. There may be other options, such as pseudo-transparent, but I do not know.
You could also play with own_window_type. There are three options: desktop, normal and conky.
Good places to look for other ideas are the Arch wiki and Arch forum. I have used those resources to expand my Conky knowledge considerably.
Thanks very much for the help. By changing own_window_type to either normal or conky, I get a partial transparency, but it's white. It's ignoring my argb transparency value(1 to 255 makes no change) as well as my shade color of 000000.
I seem to have gotten closer to resolving the issue, but Still not right.