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Neon_Riots

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[SOLVED]Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« on: March 14, 2013, 10:33:32 PM »
Hi all I just installed VSIDO yesterday, after having problems with crunchbang on my hardware.

So far I'm liking it, but I do have some issues with it.  I've taken a screenshot and added some notes to better explain what exactly I want to change.  If you need more information I'd be happy to post it.

Screenshot

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 11:20:47 PM »
read this;
http://vsido.org/index.php/topic,218.0.html

the bottom dock can also be set to autohide, if you want to move conky from left to right you have to change your conky config, check or ask in the conky section of the forum, i am not much of a conky fan, but i know some of the others are:)
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Re: Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 11:26:47 PM »
Hi Neon_Riots and welcome to VSIDO.......


PROBLEM #1
To move conky over to the right of your primary screen we need to determine which screen you want as primary (right or left).
From a terminal run

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medit ~/.conkyrc
and that will bring up the default conky config

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# .conkyrc - Edited from various examples across the 'net
# Used by VastOne on #!
 
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
#own_window yes
#own_window_type normal
#own_window_transparent no
#own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
 
# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes
 
# fiddle with window
use_spacer right

# Use Xft?
use_xft yes
xftfont LaudatioC:size=12.5
xftalpha 0.9
text_buffer_size 2048

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1

# This is the number of times Conky will update before quitting.
# Set to zero to run forever.
total_run_times 0

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
#minimum_size 1024 0
#maximum_width 1024

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no
own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_type panel
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_class conky-semi

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 0

# border margins
# border_margin 0

# border width
border_width 1

# Default colors and also border colors
#default_color grey
#color2=white
#color3=grey
#default_shade_color black
#default_outline_color grey
own_window_colour 000000

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_middle
alignment top_left
#alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right

# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 0
gap_y 5
minimum_size 1700 29
maximum_width 1700
# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# number of cpu samples to average set to 1 to disable averaging
cpu_avg_samples 2

# number of net samples to average
# set to 1 to disable averaging
net_avg_samples 2

# Force UTF8? note that UTF8 support required XFT
override_utf8_locale yes

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer none

# lua_load ~/Conky/LUA/draw-bg.lua
# lua_draw_hook_pre draw_bg 10 0 0 0 0 0x000000 0.3
#
TEXT
${image $HOME/images/debian2.png -s 36x36 -p 1,-1}       ${color 73AEB4}Kernel${color 7D8C93} $kernel ${color 73AEB4} Uptime ${color lime green}${uptime_short} ${color 73AEB4} CPU ${color 7D8C93}${cpu cpu0}%  ${color 73AEB4}MEM ${color 7D8C93}${memperc}% ${mem} / ${memmax} ${color 73AEB4} CPU ${color 7D8C93}${platform f71882fg.2560 temp 2}° ${color 73AEB4} MB ${color 7D8C93}${platform f71882fg.2560 temp 1}° ${color 73AEB4} ${color 73AEB4}HD${color 7D8C93} ${execi 5 hddtemp -n /dev/sda}° ${color 73AEB4}NET${color 7D8C93}  ${voffset 1}${downspeedgraph eth0 12,70 000000 ff0000}  ${upspeedgraph eth0 12,70 000000 00ff00}

Now find the lines

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# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_middle
alignment top_left
#alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right

You will then comment out

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alignment top_left
and uncomment the position you want your conky to appear

Example:

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# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_middle
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right

and that will put conky over at the top right or your dual monitor setup

Then you will need to adjust the position of conky to the exact position you want with these lines

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# Gap between borders of screen and text
# same thing as passing -x at command line
gap_x 0
gap_y 5

X- adjusts your right/left position
Y- adjusts your up/down position



PROBLEM #2, #3 and #4

If your in Xfce you will right click to show your menu and the click settings/settings manager.
Now open session and startup and then go to the autostart tab.
Uncheck both tint2 options and the kill Xfce-4 panel option. Logout and back in and you should be good.

If your using Openbox then you will need to do this in the Openbox autostart config by running

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medit ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh
and that will bring up

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## Openbox autostart.sh
## ====================
## More information about this can be found at:
## http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Autostart

## Enable power management
#xfce4-power-manager &

## Start Thunar Daemon
#thunar --daemon &

##Start Compositor

##Basic Compositor - UnComment the next line and Comment the defualt out to switch
#(sleep 3s && compton -cC -G -b) &

##Less Basic Compositor - UnComment the next line and Comment the defualt out to switch
#(sleep 3s && compton -cC -fF -I 0.065 -O 0.065 -D 6 -m 0.8 -G -b) &

## compton
compton --config ~/.compton.conf &


## Set desktop wallpaper
nitrogen --restore &

## Launch panel
tint2 -c /usr/local/bin/.tint2oblaunchers/tint2rc &
(sleep 3s && tint2 -c /usr/local/bin/.tint2oblaunchers/tint2rcallbtm) &

## Start xscreensaver
#xscreensaver -no-splash &


## Start volumeicon after a slight delay
(sleep 3s && volumeicon) &

## Start Conky after a slight delay
#(sleep 3s && conky) &
(sleep 3s && ~/Conky/conky_start.sh) &

## Gmusic Browser
(sleep 3s && gmusicbrowser) &

And you will comment out

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## Launch panel
tint2 -c /usr/local/bin/.tint2oblaunchers/tint2rc &
(sleep 3s && tint2 -c /usr/local/bin/.tint2oblaunchers/tint2rcallbtm) &

So it looks like

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## Launch panel
#tint2 -c /usr/local/bin/.tint2oblaunchers/tint2rc &
#(sleep 3s && tint2 -c /usr/local/bin/.tint2oblaunchers/tint2rcallbtm) &


Then add this to the bottom of that file

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## Xfce-4 Panel
xfce4-panel &


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Re: Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 11:27:50 PM »
Oops, thanks blaze, you got to it before I did
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Re: Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 01:42:46 AM »
I'd like to give both of you a big thanks, both of you gave very quick and informative replies.

I was able to fix all of the issues except my conky configuration (which luckily is the least troublesome or pressing).

I was hoping to get my conky to look more like this, I'm guessing it is not a vanilla version that comes with VSIDO.

Also, I wasn't able to stop it from auto starting despite unchecking it in the startup & session as well as commenting it out in my autostart.sh.

Regardless, you've made my experience with this distro wonderful. I'll be checking out the conky subforum soon.

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Re: Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 02:03:36 AM »
Glad to help,

Are you logging into Openbox, Fluxbox or Xfce?

As far as conky goes, VSIDO comes with a couple different premade conky configs. So if your in Xfce again you will need to go to the
settings manager and then session and startup. Click the autostart tab and uncheck the conky option.
Add a new startup option and label it conky

for the command enter

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conky -c ~/.conkyrcb

That one is more like what your looking for I think.

While still in session and startup click on the session tab and delete all saved sessions. Reboot and see if that works


If using OB run

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medit ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh
and change

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## Start Conky after a slight delay
#(sleep 3s && conky) &
(sleep 3s && /usr/bin/local/conky_start.sh) &

to

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## Start Conky after a slight delay
#(sleep 3s && conky) &
(sleep 3s && ~/conky -c ~/.conkyrcb) &
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Re: Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 12:20:42 PM »
@lwfitz; thank you for your thorough and very informative answers, you obviously know your stuff:)

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Re: Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 05:36:05 PM »
I'm going to mark this as solved since you guys demolished all of the problems I was having.

Again, thanks.

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Re: [SOLVED]Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 08:50:08 PM »
@ blaze

Your very welcome  8)

@ Neon_Riots

Glad we could get things working for you. Please feel free to ask if you have any other issues
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Re: [SOLVED]Some problems with configuring VSIDO
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 01:57:35 PM »
@ Neon_Riots - Welcome to VSIDO, thanks for giving it a ride and the feedback

@ lwfitz and blaxe... Great work and help, thanks mates!
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