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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2016, 11:34:36 pm »
You can search for any Ubuntu package for any version here:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/
Thanks! I'll bookmark that site for future reference.

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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2016, 02:57:17 pm »
I was playing around with the Guayadeque section in my script, and started thinking.  :o

We're all honorable people, but anybody can claim anything on the web, yes ?

I thought I should offer proof that Conky 1.10.x works on Peppermint 7 ...



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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2016, 08:41:46 pm »
I was playing around with the Guayadeque section in my script, and started thinking.  :o

We're all honorable people, but anybody can claim anything on the web, yes ?

I thought I should offer proof that Conky 1.10.x works on Peppermint 7 ...



Yes, I have it working on my PM7 install as well.

There are a few things I hope to figure out how to do, such as make text from my BBC News rss feed wrap and, eventually, make those headlines clickable so as to bring up the corresponding story on the BBC News website and perhaps get my Google Calendar (more specifically appointments and tasks) to feed into Conky. A man can dream, right?

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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2016, 01:58:07 pm »
Hi, I'm relatively new to linux in general, but I've used Conky in another distro without problems. I installed Conky-all in Seven and I couldn't get it to  look/work right. Could someone walk me through installation and setup, please?

Thanks in advance.

Update: I discovered vinDSLs other posts about Conky and I adopted one of those conf files. It still looks weird. I think it's the lua that's messing me up. When I changed the config file in my other distro it was a text file that was easy to change. I'll keep searching for a solution but would still appreciate any help or suggestions.
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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2016, 04:22:04 pm »
What was the other distro/version ? .. and which version of conky is it running ?
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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2016, 05:01:28 pm »
I've used conky on Sparkylinux Game Over 4.3 64bit without problems. Now, I'm trying conky-all 1.10.1-0 on Peppermint.

Actually after playing with it yesterday and today in Peppermint, I've been able to edit it, sort of, to get it to look halfway decent and I got the calendar working. I just now can't seem to autostart. I found a tutorial (http://linux.about.com/od/howtos/fl/A-Beginners-Guide-To-Conky.htm) for making a configuration to get it to autostart but it's not working. And conky still looks for the file in /etc/conky when I manually run it.

Also, thank you for replying :)
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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2016, 06:40:41 pm »
Yeah it's not a Peppermint issue as such, more changes in conky 1.10

You could always downgrade conky .. I think there's instructions how on here somewhere, but if you can't find em gimme a shout.

One other thing my mate .. In future can you please not tack your query onto someone else's topic, specially one already marked as (SOLVED) .. there are a few reasons for this, one of them being you're lucky to get a response at all as most people stop reading topics marked as solved.
It's always best to start a new topic that you then own, and if necessary/helpful refer back to other topics that might contain relevant info via links .. TIA :)
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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2016, 06:49:42 pm »
Ok, that's always doable. Sometimes older is better :) 

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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2016, 06:57:02 pm »
Try this.....

Purge all conky versions you already have installed:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge conky*
then download conky 1.09 from one of the links below .. and double click it to install
sio
conky-all for 14.04 64bit
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/amd64/conky-all/download
click any of the links.

conky-all for 14.04 32bit
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/i386/conky-all/download
click any of the links.



Or if you prefer conky-std

64bit
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/amd64/conky-std/download

32bit
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/i386/conky-std/download
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Re: Conky freezes, won't autostart (SOLVED)
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2016, 04:17:03 pm »
Thank you for the info. Unfortunately, my Sparkylinux install borked this morning. So, I'm putting conky on the back burner until I can fix my Sparky.  :'( :-\