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#1 2009-12-06 15:31:19

lnx
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Registered: 2009-11-04
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conky doesn't start

This is what I get when I try to start conky:

[phnx@002 ~]$ conky
Conky: desktop window (1c00049) is subwindow of root window (121)
Conky: window type - desktop
Conky: drawing to created window (0x1800001)
Conky: drawing to single buffer

I have to use Ctrl-C to stop it.
When I try to start conky as root:

[root@002 ~]# conky
No protocol specified
Conky: can't open display: :0
***** Imlib2 Developer Warning ***** :
        This program is calling the Imlib call:

        imlib_context_free();

        With the parameter:

        context

        being NULL. Please fix your program.
[root@002 ~]#

What is going wrong?

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#2 2009-12-06 15:34:08

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Re: conky doesn't start

Any particular reason why you'd like to run it as root?

I don't know a single instance where that would be necessary or even recommended.


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#3 2009-12-06 15:41:00

lnx
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Re: conky doesn't start

I only ran it as root because I couldn't run it as a user.

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#4 2009-12-06 15:43:41

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Re: conky doesn't start

The output when run as a user looks just fine?

Conky: drawing to single buffer

is your problem. Read conky's documentation to fix it.


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#5 2009-12-07 03:02:09

medeg
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Re: conky doesn't start

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Last edited by medeg (2009-12-07 03:02:25)

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#6 2013-03-10 11:20:57

mimosinnet
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Re: conky doesn't start

I am using my gentoo desktop configuration in archlinux (xdm + FVWM). I set the root window at the login prompt (conky, root-tail, fvwm-root). To be able to do this, I need conky to be executed as root and I am getting the error message lnx mentioned in the first post. I would very much appreciate any hints. Thanks!

Cheers!

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#7 2013-03-10 11:27:09

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Re: conky doesn't start

mimosinnet wrote:

I am using my gentoo desktop configuration in archlinux (xdm + FVWM). I set the root window at the login prompt (conky, root-tail, fvwm-root). To be able to do this, I need conky to be executed as root and I am getting the error message lnx mentioned in the first post. I would very much appreciate any hints. Thanks!

Cheers!

You should start a new thread for this; it is a separate issue.

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#8 2013-03-12 04:55:52

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Re: conky doesn't start

HalosGhost wrote:

You should start a new thread for this; it is a separate issue.

Thanks for the suggestion. I have open this new thread.

Cheers!

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