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Offline tobiaus

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[solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« on: December 14, 2008, 01:08:47 PM »
i know "conky is the new torsmo," but torsmo was very small and didn't need xorg.

i prefer conky, but for a 10mb distro, downloading what seemed to be just as large for a tiny root window app seems just slightly perverse.

just barely related: it looks like dsl 3.x (on the same machine) could run torsmo with doublebuffer (less blinky) and 4.x could not. just a note if anyone makes an extension.

i'm not above copying torsmo from dsl if it's not too many / any libs, although it's better probably to compile for 2.6 if you're running in 2.6.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2008, 05:38:46 PM by tobiaus »

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Re: conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 03:50:59 PM »
This looks like it was built againt an older version of xorg-dev.  You can ask for a rebuild (probably juanito) which should remove that dependency.

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Re: conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 04:02:36 PM »
This looks like it was built againt an older version of xorg-dev.  You can ask for a rebuild (probably juanito) which should remove that dependency.

thanks, it is juanito, i sent him a pm.

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Re: conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008, 10:44:37 PM »
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This looks like it was built againt an older version of xorg-dev.  You can ask for a rebuild (probably juanito) which should remove that dependency.
..let me check

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I prefer conky, but for a 10mb distro, downloading what seemed to be just as large for a tiny root window app seems just slightly perverse.
I used conky as it can display wireless stats without the need to call a separate script and I thought (perhaps wrongly) that torsmo couldn't do double buffering

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conky is huge, where's torsmo?
the tce is 96kb, let me look at how the tcz was built...

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i'm not above copying torsmo from dsl if it's not too many / any libs, although it's better probably to compile for 2.6 if you're running in 2.6.
it would be better to recompile torsmo on tc
« Last Edit: December 14, 2008, 10:52:36 PM by Juanito »

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Re: conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 04:33:46 AM »
OK, so - if I boot tc-rc05 without Xorg-7.4.tcel and with only glib2.tcel loaded, conky.tcel works:
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$ conky -b &
conky: can't allocate X color 'grey' [doesn't like gray either]
conky: can't allocate X color '#ddd'
conky: failed to set up double-buffer
i.e. despite me saying that Xorg-7.4, expat2, libxml2 and glib2 were required, things appear to work with only glib2.

I built conky.tczl with cramfs and the filesize is 110592 bytes, so I will post.

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Re: conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 05:38:01 PM »
after small changes to .conkyrc, i was able to run the .tczl version of conky in the root window, thanks very much.

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 03:32:33 AM »
conky.tcel.dep still includes Xorg. It would be good to get that updated as well.  Thanks!

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 04:35:40 AM »
oops - thanks for letting me know - now updated.

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 05:25:21 PM »
How can I run Conky on desktop at startup?
I have set .conkyrc and added in .xsession "exec Conky  -b &" but It doesn't work. Only if I invoke it from a xshell.


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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009, 05:36:25 PM »
You should add "conky -b &" somewhere before the final exec statment in .xsession

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 10:18:14 AM »
Finally!

thanks, Hats

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 02:54:20 PM »
FYI: Using the 'exec' command tells a sh shell to run exec's argument as a replacement for the current process (the script containing the exec command). Any subsequent command will never be run, so if you have "exec conky" followed by "exec jwm", conky will run but jwm will be ignored.  I assume conky requires a window manager, so I'm guessing conky would probably halt.

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2009, 03:46:40 PM »
oops - thanks for letting me know - now updated.
Tried to start conky and I get "error while loading shared libraries: libxcb-xlib.so.0: cannot open shared object file..."
Is there some depenancy to download?
eee user. From Xandros to Debian via Breeezy to TCL.

Offline danielibarnes

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2009, 04:16:17 PM »
The appbrowser and the associated .dep file indicate the dependencies:
glib2.tczl
expat2.tczl
libxml2.tczl

If you download using appbrowser the dependencies are automatically resolved.

helpful newbie tips:
* copy /etc/conky/conky.conf to /home/tc/.conkyrc and edit it to personalize the display.
* add a line to execute conky in /home/tc/.xsession so that it runs when X starts up ("conky -d -q" for example).

Offline kerpob

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Re: [solved] conky is huge, where's torsmo?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2009, 04:30:39 PM »
The appbrowser and the associated .dep file indicate the dependencies:
glib2.tczl
expat2.tczl
libxml2.tczl

If you download using appbrowser the dependencies are automatically resolved.
I had the tce versions of all these - I didn't think it should make a difference... does it, or is there an error in the tce version?
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