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    Question Help with Conky on login

    Hello,

    Ive been trying for sometime now to get conky to startup automatically. At first I decided to create a .conky_start.sh script to start it and then added that to the init.d for when the computer starts, however i noticed that this tries to run conky during the splash screen for booting, returning the errer "Conky: failed to start...blah blah" and read that this is because you cannot have the script run until after X is started. I then tried to add the script to the .xinitrc file. Once again with no luck. Any ideas how i can have conky load shortly after startup?

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    Default Re: Help with Conky on login

    you need to add a sleep into the startup script

    I find it just easier to type 'conky' into the run command area on the toolbar
    don't worry about me I am msfconsole retarded

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    Default Re: Help with Conky on login

    nano .conky_start.sh

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    #!/bin/bash
    sleep 20 && conky
    Then in startup applications add the .conky_start.sh script.
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    Default Re: Help with Conky on login

    If you want it to run only when you start KDE, put the .conky_start.sh file in /root/.kde3/Autostart/ (without the sleep part, there's no need for that if you do this). It will only run after running "startx".
    Last edited by Snayler; 12-25-2010 at 03:44 PM. Reason: wrong directory (.kde -> .kde3)

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    Default Re : Help with Conky on login

    I have enabled the gui login, so I do not have to type startx when I login. I have found this keeps things from the Autostart folder from running, any idea how to start it after login witht the gui?

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    Default Re: Re : Help with Conky on login

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Unknown View Post
    I have enabled the gui login, so I do not have to type startx when I login. I have found this keeps things from the Autostart folder from running, any idea how to start it after login witht the gui?
    You are making things more complicated with all those gui things. Just disable the gui login and use the suggestions given above.

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