I have a new install of Ubuntu desktop on an old IBM T43 laptop, and I am trying to get conky up and running. I've copied one of the sample .conkyrc files from the conky sourceforge page and pasted it into ~/.conkyrc . However, I've rebooted conky several times (killall -SIGUSR1 conky) and it still uses the default configuration in: /etc/conky/conky.conf .
Leave it to Dura to post this ! True ... and funny, funny cuz true (imo anyway.) Agree conky addiction is a potentially serious problem. Esp for conky grand masters like Sector ... he neither knows, nor cares that conky has become addictive. One of the few things about gnu/nix was able to pry meself away from. ooooOOOoo if only x about my conky would but appear 1/47 inch to da right !!!!
Snap's suggestion probably works, but I'll just add the following:own_window_type normal might give you trouble when you use ToggleShowDesktop in openbox (Windows key + D in #!) as it will minimize conky as well.You'll want:own_window_type overrideThat way you can right-click conky to get the normal wm-menu and it never minimizes.