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Hey Guys, I have started using Ubuntu 13.04 more and I am having trouble using a program called conky to personalise my screen. I have windows 7 and a program called rainmeter which I used and had no problems. However in Ubuntu and using rainmeters equivalent conky I am having an issue getting the widget to start on boot and am not sure what to do. I have two more widgets on my desktop and they load when my computer does so I am really stuck as to why this one doesn't.

In the screenshot the "CPU/RAM/SWAP" and "MY COMPUTER" widget are the ones that load on boot and the lsd chain Red Queen is the one i am having the issues with as it wont load on boot. I am also having an issue trying to move the text "machine" (at the top) to one side so the word can be seen better.

The config file that i am working from for the "Red Queen" widget is as follows:

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#
# RED QUEEN v.2.0
#	by The Helmsman (http://thehelmsman.deviantart.com/)
# 
# Preview:
# http://www.frozenmodule.com/fk/ca/Desktop_logged_out.jpg
# http://www.frozenmodule.com/fk/ca/Desktop_logged_in2.jpg
#
# Wallpaper:
# http://www.frozenmodule.com/fk/ca/Red_Queen_Wallpaper.jpg
#
# Conky:
# http://www.frozenmodule.com/fk/ca/conky_redqueen.zip
#
# FOREWORD:
#	The original idea came out from the Resident Evil movie
# 	When initial wallpaper was created, the next decision was
#	to enhance the desktop look and feel with some widgets
#	After a small research of widgets available for Ubuntu
#	I came up with decision to use Conky and stumble upon
#	post of Georgi Karavasilev on how to set up Conky on Ubuntu
#	(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/smarten-up-your-desktop-with-this-conky-wallpaper-combo)
#	Then, when I was reading comments to his post, I found a nice desktop 
#	sample of Conky on John Murray's computer which was heavily based on
#	VinDSL work (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1771033)
#	This is how the first version of conkyrc came out
#	Later, during next attempts to improve look-and-feel of
#	the whole Red Queen Theme, I tried to enhance it with
#	hexagonal grid and found a brilliant usage of it by
#	Carley166 (http://charley166.deviantart.com/art/conky-conf-265502178)
#	This is how the current version was borned
#	During my work on using hexagonal grid as a placeholder of
#	conky monitoring I decided to use best of both conkyrc from
#	John Murray and Carley166
#
# HOW TO INSTALL:
# 1. Unpack zip file to your home directory, you'll get new folder called conky_redqueen
# 2. Create .fonts directory in your home folder
#		For example, your hole folder is: /home/redqueen
#		Run following command to create .fonts folder in it:
#			mkdir .fonts
# 3. Install Conky by running following commands:
#		apt-get install conky-all
# 4. Optional: if you have Ubuntu 12.04, you need to update Conky by running following command
# 		sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/conky
#		sudo apt-get update
# More information can be found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1771033
# 5. Copy all fonts from conky_redqueen/.fonts folder to .fonts folder inside your home directory
# 6. Reload fonts by running following command inside your .fonts folder:
#		fc-cache -fv
# 7. Setup wallpaper from conky_redqueen/wallpaper as a desktop background of your Ubuntu
# 8. Run conky by executing following command inside your home directory:
#		conky -c conky_redqueen/conkyrc
#
# HOW TO STOP:
# 1. Locate conky process by running following command:
#		ps -A | grep conky
# You should get something like:
# 		8987 pts/0    00:02:27 conky
# 2. Stop process by executing following command:
#		kill 8987
#	
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#
# ¡ BluePrint ! 
#
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
# Tested on following platforms:
#
#	Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangoline'
#	Screen Resolution:
#		1920x1080x24 (wallpaper)
#		1600x1200x24 (virtual machine - WMware player)

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Prerequisites (required)
#
#  conky-all 1.8.0 or 1.8.1
#  UTF-8 Compatible Text Editor (SublimeText2 preferable)

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Installed fonts (required)
#
#  ConkyWeather  (Stanko Metodiev - included in Conky distro)
#  ConkyWindNESW (Stanko Metodiev - included in Conky distro)
#  Cut Outs for 3D FX (Fonts & Things)
#  Droid Font Family (Google Android SDK)
#  KR A Round (Kat's Fun Fonts)
#  Moon Phases (Curtis Clark)
#  OpenLogos (Icoma)
#  PizzaDude Bullets (Jakob Fischer)
#  Radio Space (Iconian Fonts)
#  StyleBats (Vinterstille)
#  Ubuntu Font Family (Canonical Ltd)
#  Ubuntu Title Bold (Paulo Silva - not included in link below)
#  Weather (Jonathan Macagba)
#  Zekton (Ray Larabie)
# 
## Tips n' Tricks from Mr. Peachy, djyoung4, and 42dorian (Thanks!)
## Most necessary fonts can be downloaded here: http://ompldr.org/vOHdoag
## Unzip the fonts into your font folder, for example: /home/username/.fonts
## Run this command in a terminal (rebuilds font cache file): sudo fc-cache -fv

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Use XFT? Required to Force UTF8 (see below)
#
use_xft yes
xftfont Zekton:size=9
xftalpha 0.1

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Force UTF8? Requires XFT (see above)
## Displays degree symbol, instead of °, etc.
#
override_utf8_locale yes

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## This buffer is used for text, single lines, output from $exec, and other variables.
## Increasing the text buffer size (too high) will drastically reduce Conky's performance.
## Decreasing the size (too low) will truncate content and cause strange display output.
## Standard text buffer size is 256 bytes (cannot be less). Adjust YOUR buffer wisely!
#
text_buffer_size 2048

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Daemonize Conky, aka 'fork to background'.
#
background yes

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Update interval in seconds.
#
update_interval 1.5

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## The number of times Conky will update before quitting.
## Zero makes Conky run forever.
#
total_run_times 0

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Create own window instead of using desktop?
#
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_class Conky
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Force images to redraw when they change.
#
imlib_cache_size 0

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Use double buffering? Reduces flicker.
#
double_buffer yes

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Draw shades?
#
draw_shades no

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Draw outlines?
#
draw_outline no

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Draw borders around text?
#
draw_borders no

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Draw borders around graphs?
#
draw_graph_borders no

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Print text to stdout?
## Print text in console?
#
out_to_ncurses no
out_to_console no

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Text alignment.
#
alignment top_left

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Minimum size of the text area.
## Syntax: minimum_size [width] [height]
#
minimum_size 280 0

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Maximum width of the text area.
## Syntax: maximum_width [width]
#
#maximum_width 240

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Gap between text and screen borders.
#
gap_x 1050
gap_y 1300

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Shorten MiB/GiB to M/G in stats.
#
short_units yes

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Pad % symbol spacing after numbers.
#
pad_percents 0

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Pad spacing between text and borders.
#
border_inner_margin 4

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Limit the length of names in "Top Processes".
#
top_name_width 10

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Subtract file system -/+buffers/cache from used memory?
## Set to yes, to produce meaningful physical memory stats.
#
no_buffers yes

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Set to yes, if you want all text to be in UPPERCASE.
#
uppercase no

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Number of cpu samples to average.
## Set to 1 to disable averaging.
#
cpu_avg_samples 1

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Number of net samples to average.
## Set to 1 to disable averaging.
#
net_avg_samples 1

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
## Add spaces to keep things from moving around?
## Only affects certain objects.
#
use_spacer right

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	BAR SIZE
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
default_bar_size 30 8

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	COLORS
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
default_color EDE7F7
default_shade_color 000000
color0 FF4663
color1 EDE7F7
color2 E2163D

own_window_argb_visual yes
own_window_colour 000000
own_window_argb_value 0
TEXT
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	LOGO
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
${goto 185}${color0}${font Zekton:style=bold:size=12}${alignr}Red Queen
${goto 125}${voffset 2}${color}${font Zekton:style=bold:size=8}${alignr}${sysname}${offset 5}${pre_exec lsb_release -sd || cat /etc/*release}
${goto 147}Machine${offset 5}${voffset 0}${machine}${alignr}-${freq_g cpu0}GHz${font}

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	TEMPERATURE
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
${goto 185}${voffset -25}${font DroidSans:bold:size=8}${color}${goto 60}TEMPERATURE: 
${goto 85}${color1}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${color2}${acpitemp}°C${color}${font}#{execi 30 sensors | grep 'Core0' | cut -c15-16}°C${color}${font}

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	TIME
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
${voffset -7}${font DroidSans:bold:size=8}${color EDE7F7}TIME${offset 8}${color 6A6986}${voffset 20}${font}
${voffset -4}${font RadioSpace:size=30}${color EDE7F7}${if_match ${time %l}<=9}${time %H:%M:%S}${else}${if_match ${time %H}>=10}${time %H:%M:%S}${endif}${endif}${font}


#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	CPU
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
${voffset -10}${goto 167}${voffset 6}${font StyleBats:size=9.9}k${voffset -5}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${offset 2}CPU 
${goto 172}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${color2}${cpu cpu1}%
#${font}${color} ${alignr 24}Temperature: ${color1}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${color1}${acpitemp}°C${color}${font}#{execi 30 sensors | grep 'Core0' | cut -c15-16}°C


#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	HDD & UPTIME
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
${color1}${goto 40}${voffset 5}${font StyleBats:size=9.9}x${voffset -5}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${offset 2}HDD:
${goto 45}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${color2}${fs_used /home}
${voffset -35}${goto 110}${font StyleBats:size=10}${color1}q${voffset -5}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${offset 2}UpTime:
${goto 120}${voffset 0}${color2}${uptime_short}

#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	RAM
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
${voffset 10}${goto 80}${font StyleBats:size=10}${color1}l${voffset -5}${offset 2}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}RAM${color2}
${goto 90}${font Zekton:style=Bold:size=9}${memperc}%



#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
#	BACKGROUND IMAGE
#-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
${image ./lsd.png -p 10,0}

I got the theme from deviantart.com and tweeked it to suit my needs but there are still bits that i am havings issues with but the most important one is getting it to load on boot.

Hope someone can help

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own_window yes

change that to no see if that helps you

I did that and it didn't work, i changed it then i rebooted and nothing.

I have conky manager and its set to run at boot and it works for the other two widgets just not this one.

I made the script executable and place it in Startup Applications and still nothing. It still doesnt load on boot

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as an update, i also tried to use the terminal to run conky as well and it showed a few errors that i have no idea how to fix

christopher@christopher-OEM:~$ conky -c /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 281: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 282: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 283: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 288: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 289: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 294: no such configuration: '${voffset'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 295: no such configuration: '${voffset'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 301: no such configuration: '${voffset'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 302: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 309: no such configuration: '${color1}${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 310: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 311: no such configuration: '${voffset'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 312: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 317: no such configuration: '${voffset'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 318: no such configuration: '${goto'
Conky: /home/christopher/conky-manager/themes/conky_redqueen/config/conkyrc: 323: no such configuration: '${image'
Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting
***** Imlib2 Developer Warning ***** :
	This program is calling the Imlib call:

	imlib_context_free();

	With the parameter:

	context

	being NULL. Please fix your program.
christopher@christopher-OEM:~$ 

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