Male, many thanks for taking the time and effort to help me through this.
However, I think you are still confused about what I'm asking, maybe because I didn't explain well enough.
I am very much aware of this normal error message:
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$ conky: Syntax error (/home/tuaz/.conkyrc:2: unexpected symbol near '#') while reading config file.
conky: Assuming it's in old syntax and attempting conversion.
that pops up whenever conky 1.10 parses and tries to display a conky config file that is written in 1.9 syntax. I run old and new syntax conky configs concurrently in distros that are already using conky 1.10, including MX15, 16 and 17. The error happens all the time for old syntax files but most of the time conky 1.10 is able to run the old syntax files anyway.
My problem is that despite the error message, you managed to get both old and new syntax versions of the grimy wall clock conky to work on your MX17, and I couldn't.
A) New Syntax Config file:
In your post here: viewtopic.php?p=465425#p465425
you converted the old syntax grimy wall clock to new syntax and got it to run.
I tried using your
new syntax config file to run on Manjaro and could not.
In my post here: viewtopic.php?p=465609#p465609
, I detailed the error message I got, which has nothing to do with conversion (since the config file was new syntax). It's to do with not having some cairo modules.
I'll have to check out your converted config file on MX17, as I haven't done so after you posted that you got the old syntax config file to work on MX17.
B) Original grimy wall config file - Old Syntax
In your post here: viewtopic.php?p=465619#p465619
you were able to run the original old syntax file in MX17's conky 1.10.
In my post here: viewtopic.php?p=465626#p465626
, I booted back into MX17 and tried to run the original syntax (1.9) grimy wall config file that I downloaded from the deviantart link you provided
previously ( viewtopic.php?p=455468#p455468
I also tried to use the pkill command following what I saw from your screenshot here:
, but I admit I can't recall if I added the "&" at the end.
Below the usual "conversion" error message, I got:
conky: [string "..."]:151: [string "converted config"]:138: unexpected symbol near '}'
+ Exit 1 conky -c "/home/tuaz/.conkyrc"
You have said that:
...This is an internal error of 1.10 (--> string..), because your configuration file is clumsy...
Regardless of whether the original old syntax config file is clumsy, you got it to work. That is why I'm puzzled because it didn't work for me.
I used the original downloaded config file from deviantart; I only adjusted the config file to point to the file path for the lua script, and edited the lua script to insert the path for the images folder. Did you use that same config file or did you redo some parts of it yourself?
male wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:29 pm
... the pkill command is specified above with full path in quotation marks
- below is the start command. If the configuration to be executed is in the user's $HOME, the full path need not be specified. No quotation marks!
Both commands need the AND character & at the end, so that the terminal / process is released again.