[arch-general] Conky autostart problem
ranrund at gmail.com
Sat May 2 16:35:03 UTC 2015
The conky.desktop file you listed above, from the XFCE section of
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Conky does indeed autostart conky
under Gnome 3.
I had no idea a that a config file for XFCE could be used with Gnome.
I also found this skeleton ".desktop" file online (from a 2011 posting),
that also works:
I don't seem to need the lines from:
I did need to add "double_buffer yes" to the ~/.conkrc file.
On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 12:55 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com>
> On Fri, 1 May 2015 21:36:30 -0500, Francis Gerund wrote:
> >So, do I need to create a "conky.desktop" file, and if so, how?
> "Add a ~/.config/autostart/conky.desktop:
> [Desktop Entry]
> Exec=conky -d
> Hidden=false" - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Conky
> "Integrate with Gnome 3
> Some have experienced problems with conky showing up under Gnome 3.
> Add these lines to ~/.conkyrc:
> own_window yes
> own_window_type conky
> own_window_transparent yes
> own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
> If you still experience problems with transparency. You could add these
> own_window_argb_visual yes
> own_window_argb_value 255" -
> This might not solve your issue. I'm neither a GNOME, nor a conky user.
> $ pacman -Qi conky
> error: package 'conky' was not found
> However, if you are used to GUIs and GNOME shouldn't provide GUIs were
> you can add autostart.desktop files to ~/.config/autostart/ that aren't
> listed, use the tool of another DE following freedesktop.org thingies,
> e.g. xfce4-session-settings .
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