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#1 2007-05-03 11:18:30

Origynet
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From: France - Cannes
Registered: 2007-05-03
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Conky problem (square characters)

Hello again...
I'm not going to tell you my story again, as I did in the Newbie corner, but I'm very new to Arch.
Everything went well with its install as well as with Xfce install...

I, then decided to install conky on my Xfce and I started it...
But There are strange squares characters appearing at the end of each line...

I browsed the net a little but did not find a solution...

So if anyone has any ideas... I did try many configuration files (.conkyrc) but the problem is always the same... I do not know why there are those strange characters...

I may post a screenshot this evening to show you the problem, but I can't right now...

Thanks in advance !


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#2 2007-05-03 12:36:33

lyrae
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From: Australia
Registered: 2006-08-03
Posts: 142

Re: Conky problem (square characters)

Origynet wrote:

Hello again...
I'm not going to tell you my story again, as I did in the Newbie corner, but I'm very new to Arch.
Everything went well with its install as well as with Xfce install...

I, then decided to install conky on my Xfce and I started it...
But There are strange squares characters appearing at the end of each line...

I browsed the net a little but did not find a solution...

So if anyone has any ideas... I did try many configuration files (.conkyrc) but the problem is always the same... I do not know why there are those strange characters...

I may post a screenshot this evening to show you the problem, but I can't right now...

Thanks in advance !

It is probably a font problem.   Try this font called bauhaus http://www.themeworld.com/fonts/indexB4.shtml.  That is what I use for my conky.  Or try different fonts to see if it works.

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#3 2007-05-03 14:28:47

Origynet
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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

Thanks, but I doubt it is related with fonts in any manners...
The reason I'm saying this is that those characters appear at the end of every line, including horizontal rules ($hr)...
Moreover I tried two different fonts and the problem still occured...
I am perplex...

Though I'll try it this evening and tell you.

Thanks for your answer !


Piou Piou

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#4 2007-05-03 17:00:04

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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

Do you have a screenshot? So we can see how this looks...


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#5 2007-05-03 18:27:24

Mikko777
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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

That happens when you copy conky configs with different encodings between winxp --> linux.

Opening the file in gedit etc and saving it in utf8 usually helps.

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#6 2007-05-03 19:14:21

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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

conky runs on windows too? yikes


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#7 2007-05-03 19:53:13

Origynet
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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

dolby wrote:

conky runs on windows too? yikes

Nope, it's just that I downloaded and arranged my conky file at work (on Windows sad). I do not have the net at home for now...

Thanks for the explanation, I wouldn't have figured that out by myself...


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#8 2007-05-03 19:54:27

Mikko777
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From: Suomi, Finland
Registered: 2006-10-30
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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

dolby wrote:

conky runs on windows too? yikes

lol smile sure why not? But seriously my desktop is winxp, laptop is arch so either I freenx or browse these forums with winxp machine and copy paste whatnot thru samba to linux and it often messes file encodings up smile

First time I encountered this was in webpages made of dreamweaver and wondered why ÖÄÅ wont work smile
Well atleast dreamweaver has the unix / encoding settings smile

Last edited by Mikko777 (2007-05-03 19:56:09)

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#9 2013-02-10 15:01:26

MC_lopes
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Registered: 2013-02-10
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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

I there,
I'm new on archlinux and i have install the package of conky, i have the same problem as you.
I resolve that open .conkyrc with leafpad and save in UTF-8 , you have one option to chose the-end-line (CR CR+LF LF), you have to chose LF.

Sorry for the english.

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#10 2013-02-10 17:47:42

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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

Simply! run this!

sed 's/\r//' -i /path/to/conky/rc

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#11 2013-02-10 19:48:07

jasonwryan
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Re: Conky problem (square characters)

Five year old thread, people. Five years!

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.27


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