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#1 2020-06-30 05:00:52

Lizzi
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Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

conky doesnt seem to like mate.  with compositing, with outcompositing double buffer yes or no...  own window type od desktop, normal, dock, panel, or override.   transparency yes or no.  nothing make a difference.  it jusy doesnt show.

point of note is this:



conky
conky: desktop window (71f) is root window
conky: drawing to desktop window
conky: forked to background, pid is 34121


if conky is running as root window then my user wont see it?

my conky http://dpaste.com/2S4PWMY


and yes i read the wiki on mate and conky and yes i have made sure my user can execute every commany necessary for conky and i made sure my user is a member of every group just to be sure.

Last edited by Lizzi (2020-07-03 05:29:44)


BTW, I also use arch, gentoo, artix & manjaro

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#2 2020-06-30 07:04:56

seth
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

This is not a permission issue, the "root" window is the basic canvas of the X11 display server. It's not related to the "root" user.
A user permission error would cause the process to fail to start, but that's obviously not the case here.

It kinda strikes me as odd that mate would not run an instance of caja as the desktop window - either covering the root or redirected into the root window.

Make it a "normal" window, set the "alignment" to "top_left", the gaps to "0" and  "own_window_argb_visual = no" , kill every existing conky process, restart it and post the complete shell output.

Also, you do have the OpenDyslexic font installed?
What's the output of

type lsb_release

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#3 2020-07-02 04:16:50

Lizzi
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

Thanks for those ideas... as soon as i get back into my arch i will try them out... almost finished building all packages in chapter 6 of itchy linux...


BTW, I also use arch, gentoo, artix & manjaro

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#4 2020-07-02 16:24:53

Lizzi
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

type lsb_release
lsb_release is /usr/bin/lsb_release


the font is verified installed..

conky
conky: desktop window (1600006) is subwindow of root window (71f)
conky: drawing to desktop window
conky: forked to background, pid is 3244


still not visible on my screen


BTW, I also use arch, gentoo, artix & manjaro

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#5 2020-07-02 21:53:15

seth
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

conky: drawing to desktop window

Why is it trying to draw to the desktop window? …
Try

…
own_window = true,
…

(and generally use true/false, not yes/no - idk whether the latter is supported by the lua syntax)

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#6 2020-07-03 05:15:28

Lizzi
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

switched everything to true/false

added your suggestion

quit conky and rand it in a terminal

conky
conky: desktop window (c00006) is subwindow of root window (71f)
conky: drawing to desktop window
conky: forked to background, pid is 3871


no conky on my screen


http://dpaste.com/3FSTZYD


i would show you a picture of what it looks like in gentoo with openbox and tint2 but this forum is wonk about showing pictures even when they are not hosted on their servers for some reason i do not comprehend and dont accept as valid.  even so i'm sure you could display it on your own system if you really wished...

i think there is some limitation with mate honestly.. i have it showing on my artix that i converted from arch that is running xfce atm and it shows but sometimes it disappears for a sec then returns...  really it only seems stable for me on openbox.  Manjaro and Arch share a home directory and run mate.  Artix, gentoo, and now linux from scratch all share an identical home directory but different from the arch and manjaro one, artix and gentoo are xfce and openbox respectively and  this conky seems to work well with them...  though i had to edit it slightly for gentoo...

TL;DR, i think that mate just doesnt play well with conky..

Last edited by Lizzi (2020-07-03 05:26:22)


BTW, I also use arch, gentoo, artix & manjaro

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#7 2020-07-03 05:22:41

seth
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

/home/lizzias/.conkyrc by lizzias

… fuck.

mkdir ~/.config/conky/; mv /home/lizzias/.conkyrc ~/.config/conky/conky.conf

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#8 2020-07-03 05:28:00

Lizzi
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

YAH!  That did it but why?


WOOOO!!!!!!!!  Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!! WOOO!!!  TY TY TY TY TY TY!!!!

Last edited by Lizzi (2020-07-03 05:28:45)


BTW, I also use arch, gentoo, artix & manjaro

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#9 2020-07-03 05:30:32

seth
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

Because ~/.conkyrc isn't the default local config - your changes didn't matter because you always used the built-in defaults.
I missed that you're using the wron path all along.

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#10 2020-07-03 05:34:50

Lizzi
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Re: Arch with Mate desktop conky doesnt show at all [SOLVED]

AH!!!!!  Sweet relief... now i can get back to editing these oomox icons!  (300 or so at a time with inkscape... nice to be able to see how much my system is strained when i open them)


BTW, I also use arch, gentoo, artix & manjaro

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