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Offline adreampuppet

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Conky Fails to Display on Newly-Installed Sparky-LXDE
« on: May 15, 2016, 12:59:11 am »
So, thanks in advance for your assistance.

I installed Sparky's 32-bit LXDE on an old laptop yesterday and have been enjoying the process of configuring it.  One of the things that I've always loved about a Sparky installation is the default conky display along the right side of the desktop.

I played with Sparky's Conky Manager to address the absence of a conky display -- but double-clicking "Start," "Stop," "Edit" and "Color" didn't produce a display.  I've spent hours combing this forum and the internet to see what others are experiencing, but haven't been able to find a solution.

Here's what I get when attempting to start Conky from a terminal:

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@lxde-sparkylinux:~$ conky
conky: no personal or system-wide config file found, using builtin default
conky: desktop window (14002b2) is subwindow of root window (25d)
conky: window type - desktop
conky: drawing to created window (0x3200001)
*** Error in `conky': free(): invalid pointer: 0xb3400548 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(+0x692ab)[0xb72272ab]
/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(+0x6f4f7)[0xb722d4f7]
/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(+0x6fca1)[0xb722dca1]
/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(fclose+0x177)[0xb721db27]
conky(_Z11update_statv+0x2f1)[0x80a8d11]
conky(_Z16update_cpu_usagev+0x8)[0x80a8e48]
conky(_ZN5conky4priv13callback_base13start_routineEv+0x75)[0x80a3135]
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6(+0x9edfe)[0xb7480dfe]
/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libpthread.so.0(+0x62ce)[0xb77752ce]
/lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(clone+0x5e)[0xb72a634e]
======= Memory map: ========
08048000-080f3000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 3643       /usr/bin/conky
080f3000-080f4000 r--p 000aa000 08:01 3643       /usr/bin/conky
080f4000-080f5000 rw-p 000ab000 08:01 3643       /usr/bin/conky
080f5000-0811a000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
087ce000-08833000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0          [heap]
b3200000-b3221000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b3221000-b3300000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b3400000-b3421000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b3421000-b3500000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b35fc000-b35fe000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b35fe000-b35ff000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b35ff000-b3dff000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b3dff000-b3e00000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b3e00000-b4600000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b4600000-b4601000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b4601000-b4e01000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b4e01000-b4e02000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b4e02000-b5602000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b5602000-b5603000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b5603000-b5e03000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b5e03000-b5e04000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b5e04000-b6604000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b6604000-b6605000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0
b6605000-b6e05000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b6e05000-b6e59000 r--p 00000000 08:01 280000     /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
b6e59000-b6e61000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169083     /var/cache/fontconfig/945677eb7aeaf62f1d50efc3fb3ec7d8-le32d4.cache-4
b6e61000-b6e71000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169097     /var/cache/fontconfig/d52a8644073d54c13679302ca1180695-le32d4.cache-4
b6e71000-b6fff000 r--p 00000000 08:01 734        /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
b6fff000-b7003000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b7003000-b703b000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 4833       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpng16.so.16.21.0
b703b000-b703c000 r--p 00037000 08:01 4833       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpng16.so.16.21.0
b703c000-b703d000 rw-p 00038000 08:01 4833       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libpng16.so.16.21.0
b703d000-b7057000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391836     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libz.so.1.2.8
b7057000-b7059000 r--p 00019000 08:01 391836     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libz.so.1.2.8
b7059000-b705a000 rw-p 0001b000 08:01 391836     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libz.so.1.2.8
b705a000-b7080000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391691     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libexpat.so.1.6.0
b7080000-b7082000 r--p 00025000 08:01 391691     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libexpat.so.1.6.0
b7082000-b7083000 rw-p 00027000 08:01 391691     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libexpat.so.1.6.0
b7083000-b7084000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b7084000-b7089000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6803       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
b7089000-b708a000 r--p 00004000 08:01 6803       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
b708a000-b708b000 rw-p 00005000 08:01 6803       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXdmcp.so.6.0.0
b708b000-b708d000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6792       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXau.so.6.0.0
b708d000-b708e000 r--p 00001000 08:01 6792       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXau.so.6.0.0
b708e000-b708f000 rw-p 00002000 08:01 6792       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXau.so.6.0.0
b708f000-b7099000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6825       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXrender.so.1.3.0
b7099000-b709a000 r--p 00009000 08:01 6825       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXrender.so.1.3.0
b709a000-b709b000 rw-p 0000a000 08:01 6825       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXrender.so.1.3.0
b709b000-b714a000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 7262       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfreetype.so.6.12.3
b714a000-b714e000 r--p 000ae000 08:01 7262       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfreetype.so.6.12.3
b714e000-b714f000 rw-p 000b2000 08:01 7262       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfreetype.so.6.12.3
b714f000-b718f000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 7232       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfontconfig.so.1.8.0
b718f000-b7190000 ---p 00040000 08:01 7232       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfontconfig.so.1.8.0
b7190000-b7191000 r--p 00040000 08:01 7232       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfontconfig.so.1.8.0
b7191000-b7192000 rw-p 00041000 08:01 7232       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libfontconfig.so.1.8.0
b7192000-b7193000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b7193000-b71b7000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 8389       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1.1.0
b71b7000-b71b8000 r--p 00023000 08:01 8389       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1.1.0
b71b8000-b71b9000 rw-p 00024000 08:01 8389       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libxcb.so.1.1.0
b71b9000-b71bc000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391677     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libdl-2.22.so
b71bc000-b71bd000 r--p 00002000 08:01 391677     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libdl-2.22.so
b71bd000-b71be000 rw-p 00003000 08:01 391677     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libdl-2.22.so
b71be000-b736f000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391670     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc-2.22.so
b736f000-b7370000 ---p 001b1000 08:01 391670     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc-2.22.so
b7370000-b7372000 r--p 001b1000 08:01 391670     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc-2.22.so
b7372000-b7373000 rw-p 001b3000 08:01 391670     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libc-2.22.so
b7373000-b7376000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b7376000-b7392000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391755     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1
b7392000-b7393000 rw-p 0001b000 08:01 391755     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1
b7393000-b73df000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391678     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libm-2.22.so
b73df000-b73e0000 r--p 0004b000 08:01 391678     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libm-2.22.so
b73e0000-b73e1000 rw-p 0004c000 08:01 391678     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libm-2.22.so
b73e1000-b73e2000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b73e2000-b7550000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 3328       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.22
b7550000-b7556000 r--p 0016d000 08:01 3328       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.22
b7556000-b7557000 rw-p 00173000 08:01 3328       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6.0.22
b7557000-b755a000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b755a000-b755c000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6815       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXinerama.so.1.0.0
b755c000-b755d000 r--p 00001000 08:01 6815       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXinerama.so.1.0.0
b755d000-b755e000 rw-p 00002000 08:01 6815       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXinerama.so.1.0.0
b755e000-b758e000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 7628       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/liblua5.1.so.0.0.0
b758e000-b758f000 rw-p 00030000 08:01 7628       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/liblua5.1.so.0.0.0
b758f000-b75a5000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6811       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXft.so.2.3.2
b75a5000-b75a6000 r--p 00015000 08:01 6811       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXft.so.2.3.2
b75a6000-b75a7000 rw-p 00016000 08:01 6811       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXft.so.2.3.2
b75a7000-b75ac000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6807       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
b75ac000-b75ad000 r--p 00004000 08:01 6807       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
b75ad000-b75ae000 rw-p 00005000 08:01 6807       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
b75ae000-b75af000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b75af000-b75b1000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6801       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXdamage.so.1.1.0
b75b1000-b75b2000 r--p 00001000 08:01 6801       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXdamage.so.1.1.0
b75b2000-b75b3000 rw-p 00002000 08:01 6801       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXdamage.so.1.1.0
b75b3000-b75c6000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6805       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXext.so.6.4.0
b75c6000-b75c7000 r--p 00012000 08:01 6805       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXext.so.6.4.0
b75c7000-b75c8000 rw-p 00013000 08:01 6805       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libXext.so.6.4.0
b75c8000-b7715000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 6788       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6.3.0
b7715000-b7717000 r--p 0014d000 08:01 6788       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6.3.0
b7717000-b771a000 rw-p 0014f000 08:01 6788       /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6.3.0
b771a000-b7722000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 400151     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libiw.so.30
b7722000-b7723000 ---p 00008000 08:01 400151     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libiw.so.30
b7723000-b7724000 r--p 00008000 08:01 400151     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libiw.so.30
b7724000-b7725000 rw-p 00009000 08:01 400151     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libiw.so.30
b7725000-b7745000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391815     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5.9
b7745000-b7746000 ---p 00020000 08:01 391815     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5.9
b7746000-b7748000 r--p 00020000 08:01 391815     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5.9
b7748000-b7749000 rw-p 00022000 08:01 391815     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5.9
b7749000-b776d000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391730     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5.9
b776d000-b776e000 r--p 00023000 08:01 391730     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5.9
b776e000-b776f000 rw-p 00024000 08:01 391730     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libncurses.so.5.9
b776f000-b7788000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 391645     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.22.so
b7788000-b7789000 r--p 00018000 08:01 391645     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.22.so
b7789000-b778a000 rw-p 00019000 08:01 391645     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.22.so
b778a000-b778c000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b778c000-b778d000 r--s 00000000 08:01 135258     /var/cache/fontconfig/4794a0821666d79190d59a36cb4f44b5-le32d4.cache-4
b778d000-b778e000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169049     /var/cache/fontconfig/0bd3dc0958fa2205aaaa8ebb13e2872b-le32d4.cache-4
b778e000-b7793000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169055     /var/cache/fontconfig/3047814df9a2f067bd2d96a2b9c36e5a-le32d4.cache-4
b7793000-b7796000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169106     /var/cache/fontconfig/e49e89034d371f0f9de17aab02136486-le32d4.cache-4
b7796000-b7798000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169064     /var/cache/fontconfig/4b14b093aebc79c320de5e86ae1d3314-le32d4.cache-4
b7798000-b7799000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169059     /var/cache/fontconfig/3f7329c5293ffd510edef78f73874cfd-le32d4.cache-4
b7799000-b77a2000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169099     /var/cache/fontconfig/d589a48862398ed80a3d6066f4f56f4c-le32d4.cache-4
b77a2000-b77a4000 r--s 00000000 08:01 169104     /var/cache/fontconfig/e13b20fdb08344e0e664864cc2ede53d-le32d4.cache-4
b77a4000-b77a6000 r--s 00000000 08:03 1176579    /home/michael/.cache/fontconfig/97123a202d96d9eee11f7b2e48a774ca-le32d4.cache-4
b77a6000-b77a8000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b77a8000-b77ab000 r--p 00000000 00:00 0          [vvar]
b77ab000-b77ad000 r-xp 00000000 00:00 0          [vdso]
b77ad000-b77ce000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 412641     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ld-2.22.so
b77ce000-b77cf000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
b77cf000-b77d0000 r--p 00021000 08:01 412641     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ld-2.22.so
b77d0000-b77d1000 rw-p 00022000 08:01 412641     /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ld-2.22.so
bf8e1000-bf902000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0          [stack]
Aborted

Any ideas on how I can proceed?

Offline twodogs

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Re: Conky Fails to Display on Newly-Installed Sparky-LXDE
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 05:28:10 pm »
There is no .conkyrc in /home.  You need to add one, and tweak to your liking.  Get one on the net.  I like crunchbang forums. Check sparkylinux.org repositories too!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2016, 07:27:30 pm by twodogs »

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Re: Conky Fails to Display on Newly-Installed Sparky-LXDE
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 06:23:25 pm »
If you go with older scripts, you might want/have to convert to a lua style

In the Tips and Tricks section
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Since Conky 1.10, configuration files have been written with Lua syntax, like so:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Conky

and of course
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=39997
« Last Edit: May 15, 2016, 06:49:41 pm by paxmark1 »
Don't make a FrankenDebian

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Re: Conky Fails to Display on Newly-Installed Sparky-LXDE
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 09:04:36 am »
There is no .conkyrc in /home.  You need to add one, and tweak to your liking.  Get one on the net.  I like crunchbang forums. Check sparkylinux.org repositories too!

Thank you, twodogs.  I spent some time today looking at Conky configs and am still on the hunt.  I'm finding that there are many scripts written for Conky 1.10, so I've mostly been getting errors.  I'll keep after it, though....


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Re: Conky Fails to Display on Newly-Installed Sparky-LXDE
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 09:12:14 am »
If you go with older scripts, you might want/have to convert to a lua style

In the Tips and Tricks section
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Since Conky 1.10, configuration files have been written with Lua syntax, like so:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Conky

and of course
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=39997

Thanks for the tips, tricks and links, paxmark1.  The Crunchbang page leads to a Bunsenlabs forum post that has some amazing .conkyrc examples:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/index.php

If I continue to have difficulty getting the v1.10 scripts to run, I'll post an error message or two here.