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Quite simple now that I am figuring it out. But How can I set it up to run one config over on the right side, and a separate one on the left side? I assume it will take 2 .conkyrc files, but it probably is not as simple as just going ,conkyrc1 and .conkyrc2. So how do I go about it in crunchbang?
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You can name the file anything you want, it doesn't have to be .conkyrc.

The command to do so is;
Code:
conky -c new_conky_file_name_here

So you could launch;
Code:
conky -c ~/documents/configs/conky/left &
conky -c ~/documents/configs/conky/right &

Man page entry;
Code:
-c | --config= FILE
    Config file to load instead of $HOME/.conkyrc

Edited by Shrak - 12/13/12 at 10:14pm
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okay, but where do I put that command? in CLI? or somewhere in a system file?

(sorry if it seems like a stupid question).
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Command line. If you want to autostart it then that all depends on how you want to go about it, display manager, desktop environment, yada yada.

You could make a simple bash file to start them both such as;
Code:
#!/bin/bash

conky -c ~/documents/configs/conky/left &
conky -c ~/documents/configs/conky/right &

then just " chmod +x " it and and add it to startup programs for your desktop environment of choice.

You might be able to add the 2 entries to ~/.xinitrc and if GDM, KDM or whatever Display Manager you use reads the ~/.xinitrc then it will load it automatically. ( not sure as I don't use Display Managers )
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Command line. If you want to autostart it then that all depends on how you want to go about it, display manager, desktop environment, yada yada.

You could make a simple bash file to start them both such as;
Code:
#!/bin/bash

conky -c ~/documents/configs/conky/left &
conky -c ~/documents/configs/conky/right &

then just " chmod +x " it and and add it to startup programs for your desktop environment of choice.

You might be able to add the 2 entries to ~/.xinitrc and if GDM, KDM or whatever Display Manager you use reads the ~/.xinitrc then it will load it automatically. ( not sure as I don't use Display Managers )

or you could just add a custom display manager entry, I had one in squeeze for DWM but with fedora's -user system for recompiling DWM I haven't needed it.

EDIT--

or edit the current one.
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