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Author Topic: Conky malfunction under KDE 3 edition.  (Read 1046 times)

daemonhunter743

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Conky malfunction under KDE 3 edition.
« on: October 31, 2010, 12:44:08 am »

I just installed the KDE 3 version from Light Edition.   I have had  no major issues except Conky seems to malfunction with KDE.  First off when I enable Conky the Transparency does not work at all and if I click on the desktop the Conky monitor appears to disappear behind the Wallpaper.  Does anyone know what is going on and if this can be remedied.
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nightflier

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Re: Conky malfunction under KDE 3 edition.
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 04:37:58 am »

It looks like conky and kde3 don't go together well.   :(
We have had previous reports of this conflict: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=12226
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daemonhunter743

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Re: Conky malfunction under KDE 3 edition.
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 12:07:23 pm »

Hey guys.  I just wanted to let everyone know I got it working. :-D   I now have conky working on VL 6 KDE classic Edition.  If anyone wants to know how it works let me know.
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nightflier

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Re: Conky malfunction under KDE 3 edition.
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 01:24:24 pm »

We want to know. If you could post your solution here it would be much appreciated.
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daemonhunter743

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Re:Conky Solution
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 02:17:16 pm »

Here is my conky file


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background yes

# Use Xft?
use_xft yes

# Xft font when Xft is enabled
#xftfont Trebuchet MS:size=10
xftfont Sans:size=8

# Text alpha when using Xft
xftalpha 1

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 2

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

own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
#own_window_type override
own_window_type desktop
#own_window_type normal #use this if you want a nice shadow to appear around conky

# 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 200 200

# Maximum width
maximum_width 240

# Draw shades?
draw_shades yes

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no

# Draw borders around graphs
draw_graph_borders no

# Stippled borders?
# stippled_borders 8

# border margins
# border_margin 2

# border width
# border_width 1

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

# 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

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

##############################################
##############################################

TEXT
SYSTEM INFO:
${hr}
THE MORRIGAN
Host:$alignr$nodename
${time %a} ${time %e %B %G}
${time %Z} ${time %H:%M:%S}
CPU0: ${freq}MHz   $cpu%  $cpubar
RAM ($memmax):  $memperc%   ${membar 6}$color
RAM:$alignr${mem} / ${memmax}
Swap ($swapmax): $swapperc%   ${swapbar 6}$color
Temperature:$alignr${acpitemp}C
Buffered:$alignr${buffers}
Cached:$alignr${cached}
Used:$alignr$memperc%
Disk usage:$alignr${fs_used /}/${fs_size /}
I/O:$alignr${diskio}
Battery:$alignr${battery BAT1}
Wireless IP:$alignr${addr wlan0}
ESSID:$alignr${wireless_essid wlan0}
Signal Quality:$alignr${wireless_link_qual_perc wlan0}%
Download $alignr ${downspeed wlan0} kb/s
${downspeedgraph wlan0}
Upload   $alignr ${upspeed wlan0} kb/s
${upspeedgraph wlan0}
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daemonhunter743

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Re: Conky malfunction under KDE 3 edition.
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 02:23:26 pm »

Oh and make sure you go into configure desktop and select the Behavior tab.  On the behavior tab select "Allow programs in the desktop window"  otherwise you Conky window will randomly disappear behind your desktop image.
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nightflier

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Re: Conky malfunction under KDE 3 edition.
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 05:13:54 pm »

Nice! Thank you very much.  :)
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