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Nitrogen and conky not playing well together
« on: July 15, 2017, 04:28:18 PM »
Anyone else having this issue with nitrogen and conky -

I will change the wallpaper with nitrogen while conky is running. However, the settings are not saved and "nitrogen --restore" fails. Either get the old wallpaper, or a blank desktop.

In a terminal:

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nitrogen --restore
yields this error:

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UNKNOWN ROOT WINDOW TYPE DETECTED, will attempt to set via normal X procedure
The fix appears to be to:

1. stop conky
2. set new wallpaper

So the conky (1.10) window seems to be messing nitrogen up.

Extreme fix is to delete the two files in $HOME/.config/nitrogen and then set the wallpaper with nitrogen without conky running.

As an added measure, I also added a "sleep 5s &&" to the conky line in ~/.fluxbox/startup and start it up last.

This behavior also occurs in openbox; same fix.

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Re: Nitrogen and conky not playing well together
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 04:35:04 PM »
Thought I had seen this bug before -

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Re: Nitrogen and conky not playing well together
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 12:41:06 AM »
Anyone else having this issue with nitrogen and conky -

Not having any issue.  My 'goto' and up-to-date regular vsido.  Just tried resetting wallpaper and logged out and it was fine.  Also did a convenient 'up' and rebooted, wallpaper was fine.  Sorry no issues with conky through that either.

Hmmm, now after a little playing, can't break it at all...  :)
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Re: Nitrogen and conky not playing well together
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:49:29 AM »
Looks to be a conky bug. I have the same issue in VSIDO (desktop) and Void (laptop). If I don't run conky, there is no issue.

If I get motivated, I'll try different conkyrc and see if the issue persists. With a bit of luck it will be a simple setting to avoid.
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Re: Nitrogen and conky not playing well together
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 01:03:41 AM »
that might be it. (setting)  I've got 4 conky's running that are started in my ~/.fluxbox/startup file.  They are started in a 'staggered' manner and using ver 1.10 of Conky.
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