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Old 07-23-2010, 11:10 PM   #1
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Conky on Startup

I just installed conky. What is the best way to get it to start when X loads? I am using KDE.
Old 07-23-2010, 11:31 PM   #2
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you should have an Autostart file in .kde or .kde4 add something like
sleep 5 && conky
to that file.
Old 07-24-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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Just put a softlink to conky in the 'Autostart' directory within .kde directory in your home directory.

on my system, it's:

to make a softlink use ln. the basic syntax for ln is:

 ln -s target linkname
so if you are in the .kde/Autostart directory, for conky the command would be:

 ln -s /usr/bin/conky conky
See the man-page for ln for details. As brett's code suggests, it's probably a good idea to put a short delay (sleep 5) in there so kde can finish starting up before conky loads. To do that, put brett's code into a text file, name it something like '', make it exectuable and save it where you save your scripts.

to make the script exectuable, use the chmod command:

 chmod +x /path/to/text/file/
On my machine, I save scripts in /opt/scripts. So, from within the .kde/Autostart directory, the code to make the softlink would then be:

ln -s /opt/scripts/ conky
Hope this helps.
Old 07-25-2010, 01:30 PM   #4
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Thanks people, both of the suggestions were great. I appreciate your help.


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