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Old 02-01-2018, 12:10 AM   #1
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Conky refreshes but window keeps old renditions as well


I configured my Conky in Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04 and it was working well. But when I ran it on Kubuntu the outputs got jumbled up. Conky is refreshing every second as has been configured, but it keeps drawing on old renditions.

Also, the window was transparent in Ubuntu-Gnome, but it now draws a black background although the configuration still has transparency set as 'true'.

Quote:
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
own_window_type normal
background no

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

# fiddle with window
use_spacer none
use_xft yes

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 230 5

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Text stuff
draw_outline no # amplifies text if yes
draw_borders no

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

# Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
default_color white
default_shade_color black
default_outline_color grey90

own_window_colour brown
own_window_transparent yes

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right

# Gap between borders of screen and text
gap_x 5
gap_y 35

# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen

override_utf8_locale yes
xftfont Terminus:size=10
xftalpha 0.8
What to do?
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Old 02-01-2018, 08:51 AM   #2
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When switching DE's (or WM's) and
Code:
own_window_type normal
doesn't work for me, I try
Code:
own_window_type desktop
. Doesn't always work for me, so YMMV
 
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:58 AM   #3
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what is you refresh rate set at? I do not use conky anymore, so things I know must have changed, but I'd open the config file put a space in something then put it back like it was so I could save it, then it'd show the changes.
 
Old 02-01-2018, 10:26 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Code:
own_window_type desktop
. Doesn't always work for me, so YMMV
I tried changing window_type to desktop, but it didn't work. After refreshing, Conky acted as before.

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what is you refresh rate set at? I do not use conky anymore, so things I know must have changed, but I'd open the config file put a space in something then put it back like it was so I could save it, then it'd show the changes.
The update interval is set at 1 sec.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 09:39 AM   #5
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when I had a conkyrc that was doing that I also had a lua script for conky that stopped if from doing that,but I've lost it, else I'd post it here for ya.. but you might want to look into it...

EDIT:
and I just remembered they've changed their lingo, syntax, in how it is to be written. check in to that as well.

this should help you sort that out
https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky...tion-Variables

1.10 default
Code:
-- vim: ts=4 sw=4 noet ai cindent syntax=lua
--[[
Conky, a system monitor, based on torsmo

Any original torsmo code is licensed under the BSD license

All code written since the fork of torsmo is licensed under the GPL

Please see COPYING for details

Copyright (c) 2004, Hannu Saransaari and Lauri Hakkarainen
Copyright (c) 2005-2012 Brenden Matthews, Philip Kovacs, et. al. (see AUTHORS)
All rights reserved.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
]]

conky.config = {
    alignment = 'top_left',
    background = false,
    border_width = 1,
    cpu_avg_samples = 2,
	default_color = 'white',
    default_outline_color = 'white',
    default_shade_color = 'white',
    draw_borders = false,
    draw_graph_borders = true,
    draw_outline = false,
    draw_shades = false,
    use_xft = true,
    font = 'DejaVu Sans Mono:size=12',
    gap_x = 5,
    gap_y = 60,
    minimum_height = 5,
	minimum_width = 5,
    net_avg_samples = 2,
    no_buffers = true,
    out_to_console = false,
    out_to_stderr = false,
    extra_newline = false,
    own_window = true,
    own_window_class = 'Conky',
    own_window_type = 'desktop',
    stippled_borders = 0,
    update_interval = 1.0,
    uppercase = false,
    use_spacer = 'none',
    show_graph_scale = false,
    show_graph_range = false
}

conky.text = [[
${scroll 16 $nodename - $sysname $kernel on $machine | }
$hr
${color grey}Uptime:$color $uptime
${color grey}Frequency (in MHz):$color $freq
${color grey}Frequency (in GHz):$color $freq_g
${color grey}RAM Usage:$color $mem/$memmax - $memperc% ${membar 4}
${color grey}Swap Usage:$color $swap/$swapmax - $swapperc% ${swapbar 4}
${color grey}CPU Usage:$color $cpu% ${cpubar 4}
${color grey}Processes:$color $processes  ${color grey}Running:$color $running_processes
$hr
${color grey}File systems:
 / $color${fs_used /}/${fs_size /} ${fs_bar 6 /}
${color grey}Networking:
Up:$color ${upspeed eth0} ${color grey} - Down:$color ${downspeed eth0}
$hr
${color grey}Name              PID   CPU%   MEM%
${color lightgrey} ${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
${color lightgrey} ${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
${color lightgrey} ${top name 3} ${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
${color lightgrey} ${top name 4} ${top pid 4} ${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4}
]]
Notice the difference?

Last edited by BW-userx; 02-02-2018 at 09:58 AM.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 10:44 AM   #6
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here I just installed this on Slackware and it is working wonderfully.

How to Install and Use Conky Manager on Ubuntu 16.04/17.04
 
Old 02-02-2018, 07:28 PM   #7
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The old syntax still works (Fedora 28 Rawhide and Ubuntu 18.04, both with Mate DE).
 
Old 02-03-2018, 05:46 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by TristanDee View Post
I tried changing window_type to desktop, but it didn't work. After refreshing, Conky acted as before.
you need to search askubuntu for "gnome conky 16.04" problems.
i seem to remember there was a lot; ultimately, it seems that gnome wants to work only with gnome...
 
  


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