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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:01 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Piping conky to dwm status bar Reply with quote

Hello all,

I got gentoo successfully installed, dual booted, and X working thanks to some good advice here from the gentoo forums. I have installed dwm and gotten it somewhat configured and am using rxvt which is nice, but the question that I have is:

1) how do I pipe conky to the status bar up at the top for dwm? All it says in the upper right hand corner is dwm-6.0. It seems like any directions that I have followed in the past have come up empty so I must be missing something.

Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWM reads the title of the root window and uses that for the status bar text; so to get conky information in the status bar, you have to put that information in the root window title.

From https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dwm#Conky_statusbar:
Put this in your ~/.xinitrc file:
Code:
conky | while read -r; do xsetroot -name "$REPLY"; done &
exec dwm

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ibrunton wrote:
DWM reads the title of the root window and uses that for the status bar text; so to get conky information in the status bar, you have to put that information in the root window title.

From https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dwm#Conky_statusbar:
Put this in your ~/.xinitrc file:
Code:
conky | while read -r; do xsetroot -name "$REPLY"; done &
exec dwm


Thank you for that information. I will read that and see what I get. Thanks again.

Edited to add: That worked! Thanks for the info on that. I am going to tweek it some and adjust it to my liking now.
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