Re: Unexplained changes in Gnome functionality
Michael M. Moore wrote:
On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 16:21 +0200, Klistvud wrote:
As opposed to KDE, Conky is a full-blown PITA to configure in Gnome.
Funny, I just installed conky and it works fine (using GNOME/Metacity on
Debian Lenny). I haven't rebooted or logged out of GNOME since I did
it, so maybe the problems you describe will surface when I try that.
The default .conkyrc was setup like so (and I'm pretty sure I didn't
change any of these, except to comment out the "own_window_colour"
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
# If own_window is yes, you may use type normal, desktop or override
# Use pseudo transparency with own_window?
# If own_window_transparent is set to no, you can set the background
# If own_window is yes, these window manager hints may be used
# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
The window appears transparent, with no title bar or window decorations.
The problems I describe are only manifest at login. I can manually
start conky at a terminal just fine.
My conkyrc is given below for reference:
minimum_size 250 5
# own_window_hints undecorated,below,skip_taskbar
The commented line is one of the suggestions Gav made yesterday, so I
tried it, but realised I didn't like the placement. But otherwise I'd
say that there is a pretty decent consistency between our respective
Dne, 11. 05. 2009 16:21:05 je Klistvud napisal(a):
Just an update: if you don't want conky to just "briefly appear after
startup and then disappear forever", you should launch it with a line
bash -c "sleep 10; conky -c .my-conky-config-file"
In other words, conky MUST be started AFTER Nautilus, otherwise it will
just get obscured/overdrawn by Nautilus.
I had used the session manager to start a new login by calling a script
I had written which included the sleep option. I'm currently using
Xfce4 right now and that actually fired Conky right up (!) and doesn't
do any of the issues I reported from Gnome. Gnome feels like an old
shoe really, so I wouldn't mind trying out your suggestion at the start
up, rather than calling a script to call Conky, to see if I can get it
It may well be a case of systematically commenting out suspect lines
until something works. It may just be a Nautilus issue. I'll post back
later with any discoveries.
Who knows, when I go back perhaps the other problem to do with the mouse
and accessing properties of files via > right click > open properties
may also be fixed too. Perhaps Nautilus is volatile at present.