i3wm + dzen2 issue: dzen2 covered by windows' headers

asked 2015-03-12 10:36:15 +0000

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Hi all. I have an issue from subject of this post. I use dzen2 with output from conky. When I open a window, dzen2 (on top of the screen) hides behind window's title bar. dzen starts in .xinitrc:

conky | sh | dzen2 -ta r -p &

Where did i go wrong?

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Why are you passing conkys output to `sh`? That does not look like it would work. So, are you sure that `dzen2` is really running? It may be that it crashed immediatelly and left an artefact on the root window.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2015-03-12 12:07:10 +0000 )edit

dzen2 is really running because info output on it works fine (time, volume level, up/down network speed etc displayed correctly). And i pass conky's output to the sh because my conky uses console output option and just write lines of needed information with dzen2 formatting. For ex, my conkys config http://ideone.com/iDdBab

Vlad gravatar imageVlad ( 2015-03-12 13:18:37 +0000 )edit