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Old 12-17-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Conky display gets corrupted since updating Antix-16 to Antix-17


I updated Antix in-situ using apt-get dist-upgrade. It went smoothly enough but since then, I have been having problems with conky. The display is initially normal, but quickly degrades until it becomes illegible.

I notice that /etc now contains a conkyrc-lua file, so I copied this into my home directory as .conkyrc-lua. Now if I toggle conky off and then on again using the fluxbox menu, it comes up normally. But it still doesn't work normally from the start.

Googling didn't get me any further. What do I need to do?
 
Old 12-18-2017, 12:49 AM   #2
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The display is initially normal, but quickly degrades until it becomes illegible.
with every update (usually 1/s)? overwriting text, instead of replacing it?
i have seen that before on my own machine but do not remember the fix.
maybe change the own_window_* options around a bit?
have you ever edited a conky file?

maybe give some time between setting root background and starting conky?
 
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antiX-17 uses an older version of conky than the one in Debian because of this issue.
Install conky-legacy
 
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:55 AM   #4
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Sorted! Thank you Anticapitalista!

But I was curious to find out why restarting conky made a difference, so I went browsing around in /usr/local/bin. I found that the conky toggle script simply starts conky, but the desk session startup script uses wmctrl to give the conky window the "below" attribute. I don't know exactly what this does, but if you omit it, the current conky works too.
 
  


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