[SOLVED] Unable to get conky to autostart on bootup on an antiXcore-LXDE setup

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    I downloaded conky-all and can get it to show on the Desktop, when I type ‘conky’ in terminal.
    However, I don’t know how to get it show automatically on the Desktop, following boot-up.

    The Desktop Session Settings gui appears to have only a limited choice of applications that start at bootup (see attachment). How could I include conky-all in this list ?

    I also looked in the file /home/mike/.conkyrc, but couldn’t find any clues there for an ‘autostart’ setting for the conky-all gui.

    If you can share any ideas on how to autostart the conky-all gui on boot-up that would be great – thankyou in advance for any help with this.

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by mikey777.
    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by mikey777.

    With v 17 antiX

    Open antiX Control Centre > Session > User Desktop-Session > desktop-session.conf (scroll down to about line 74 LOAD_CONKY=”true”) save logout log back in.

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    The LXDE desktop has a few special features for this task. That’s why I solved it this way:

    1. create an autostart script in your /home
    e.g. $ touch / home/mikey777/autostart-lxde.sh
    and make it executable

    This has the advantage that you can enter all applications here (conky; grellm etc.)

    2. create a “desktop configuration file” in the hidden directory / home/mikey777/.config/autostart
    (if not available, create it)/ LXDE_Autostart.desktop

    with this content, as shown in the picture.
    After a new login, all applications entered in the autostartscript are started.

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    Thankyou for the fix, really appreciated 🙂

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