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Old 05-06-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
mlynch1985
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Conky disappears after I click anywhere else on desktop (HELP needed)


Hey guys,

I been having a weird issue with conky since I installed it. This is the line I have been editing:

# If own_window is yes, you may use type normal, desktop or override
own_window_type desktop

I would like to leave it as desktop so its not docked on top of other applications, however if I were to click an icon on my desktop, conky will close. Is there a way to keep it in desktop mode without having it just disappear? Here is my full .conkyrc file. Thanks in advance.

Code:
# Conky sample configuration
#
# the list of variables has been removed from this file in favour
# of keeping the documentation more maintainable.
# Check http://conky.sf.net for an up-to-date-list.

# set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background
background no

# X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
#font 5x7
#font 6x10
#font 7x13
#font 8x13
#font 9x15
#font *mintsmild.se*
#font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

# Use Xft?
use_xft yes

# Xft font when Xft is enabled
xftfont Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:size=8

# Text alpha when using Xft
xftalpha 0.8

# Print everything to stdout?
# out_to_console no

# Print everything to console?
# out_to_console no

# mail spool
# mail_spool $MAIL

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1.0

# This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
# Set to zero to run forever.
total_run_times 0

# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes

# If own_window is yes, you may use type normal, desktop or override
own_window_type desktop

# Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
own_window_transparent yes

# If own_window is yes, these window manager hints may be used
#own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 280 5

# Draw shades?
draw_shades yes

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders yes

# Draw borders around graphs
draw_graph_borders yes

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 8

# border margins
border_margin 4

# border width
border_width 1

# Default colors and also border colors
default_color green
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color black

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right
#alignment none

# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 12
gap_y 12

# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# number of cpu samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
cpu_avg_samples 2

# number of net samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
net_avg_samples 2

# Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
override_utf8_locale no

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer none

# Shows the maximum value in scaled graphs.
show_graph_scale no

# Shows the time range covered by a graph.
show_graph_range no

# Allow each port monitor to track at most this many connections (if 0 or not set, default is 256)
#max_port_monitor_connections 256

# Maximum number of special things, e.g. fonts, offsets, aligns, etc.
#max_specials 512

# Maximum size of buffer for user text, i.e. below TEXT line.
#max_user_text 16384

# Timing interval for music player thread, e.g. mpd, audacious
#music_player_interval (update_interval is default)

# Strictness of if_up. One of: up, link or address. The later ones imply the further ones.
# Defaults to up.
#if_up_strictness address

# variable is given either in format $variable or in ${variable}. Latter
# allows characters right after the variable and must be used in network
# stuff because of an argument

# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen

TEXT
$nodename - $sysname $kernel on $machine
$stippled_hr
${color green}Uptime:$color $uptime ${color green}- Load:$color $loadavg
${color green}CPU Usage:${color #cc2222} $cpu% ${cpubar}
${color red}${cpugraph 0000ff 00ff00}
${color green}RAM Usage:$color $mem/$memmax - $memperc% ${membar}
${color green}Swap Usage:$color $swap/$swapmax - $swapperc% ${swapbar}
${color green}Processes:$color $processes  ${color grey}Running:$color $running_processes
$color$stippled_hr
${color green}Networking:
 Down:${color #8844ee} ${downspeed eth0} k/s${color green} ${offset 80}Up:${color #22ccff} ${upspeed eth0} k/s
${color #0000ff}${downspeedgraph eth0 32,150 ff0000 0000ff} ${color #22ccff}${upspeedgraph eth0 32,150 0000ff ff0000}
${color green}File systems:
 / $color${fs_used /}/${fs_size /} ${fs_bar /}
${color}Name              PID     CPU%   MEM%
${color #ddaa00} ${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
${color green} ${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
${color green} ${top name 3} ${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
${color green} ${top name 4} ${top pid 4} ${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}
${color}Mem usage
${color #ddaa00} ${top_mem name 1} ${top_mem pid 1} ${top_mem cpu 1} ${top_mem mem 1}
${color green} ${top_mem name 2} ${top_mem pid 2} ${top_mem cpu 2} ${top_mem mem 2}
${color green} ${top_mem name 3} ${top_mem pid 3} ${top_mem cpu 3} ${top_mem mem 3}
$stippled_hr
${color #ddaa00}Port(s)${alignr}#Connections
$color Inbound: ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 count}  Outbound: ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 count}${alignr}ALL: ${tcp_portmon 1 65535 count}
${color #ddaa00}Inbound Connection ${alignr} Local Service/Port$color
 ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rhost 0} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 0}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rhost 1} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 1}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rhost 2} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 2}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rhost 3} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 3}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rhost 4} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 4}
 ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 rhost 5} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 1 32767 lservice 5}
${color #ddaa00}Outbound Connection ${alignr} Remote Service/Port$color
 ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rhost 0} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 0}
 ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rhost 1} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 1}
 ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rhost 2} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 2}
 ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rhost 3} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 3}
 ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rhost 4} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 4}
 ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rhost 5} ${alignr} ${tcp_portmon 32768 61000 rservice 5}
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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Hey can one of the moderators maybe move this to the newbie forum? I might have better luck getting a response there. Thanks!
 
Old 05-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #3
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So you can't just do:
Code:
own_window no
I'm guessing you're using nautilus ?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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yes I am using nautilus and things actually get much worse if own_window is set to no. everything starts taking turns disappearing.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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There might be some hints on how to do it here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205865
 
Old 05-07-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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hey thanks for the help, i was able to get some help on the IRC chat and get it all resolved.
 
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:08 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
There might be some hints on how to do it here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205865
That links is to a dead thread. One of the largest threads at UF is the mega thread for Conky, with 708 pages of nothing but pure conky help.

Post your .conkyrc files w/ screenshots

and something new:

Conky Hardcore!

It's new, Conky Hardcore is NOT a forum, it's a blog with a difference. Comments are only allowed on the Welcoming page, you do NOT need to register unless you wish to make a comment, it's just a place where "uncertain" and I are collecting, HowTo's, Tips and Tricks, Scripts, Screenshots - with config files. It's new, so fairly heavily Debian based as we both use Debian based systems, but we'd like to see it become help for any distro.

All requests of a "How do I do ..." nature will be responded with a polite "Please check the forum help for your distribution."

If you have something "new" or a Tip or Trick that is not there, a script you'd like to share, a screenshot with your config file, please PM me.

Have a nice day.
Bruce
 
  


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