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What's important for me is a seamless integration of the system monitor into the root window. When I click on the system monitor, I expect the window manager, in my case fvwm2, to respond, e.g. its menus should show up.

Conky: I use the default .conkyrc configuration file which sets own_window_type to desktop. When I click on conky, nothing happens. The mouse pointer remains unchanged; no fvwm2 menu pops up. That's not what I want.

Torsmo: I use the default .torsmo configuration file. When I click on torsmo, an fvwm2 menu pops up. Torsmo is truly transparent. Great.

The only problem is that torsmo has not been nicely ported to NetBSD 9. Every second, it emits on the console:

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torsmo: cannot kvm_nlist: No such file or directory
I thought both programs draw on the root window and so they should not intercept clicks on the root window. Conky is doing that on my setup.

Anyone has an idea how to seamlessly integrate conky into the root window? If not, I'll look into kvm_nlist. That's a function from libkvm and comes with a man-page. How difficult can that be :-/

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Update two hours later: From a quick look. The torsmo error message comes from retrieving network stats
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 Up:$color ${upspeed eth0} k/s${color grey} - Down:$color ${downspeed eth0} k/s
My network interface is called re0. Renaming in .conkey eth0 to re0 works for conky. Renaming eth0 to re0 in .torsmorc continues to result for in the same error message.

I also noticed that the values for mem, memmax, swapmax are not correct. I think torsmo is broken beyond repair.

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Conky: [...] When I click on conky, nothing happens. The mouse pointer remains unchanged; no fvwm2 menu pops up. That's not what I want.
I cleared the entire conky.config section in my ~/.conkyrc file and Fvwm's menus still show.

What is your Fvwm mouse binding for the root menu?
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Anyone has an idea how to seamlessly integrate conky into the root window?
Set own_window_type to override.
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Head on a Stick was right, I need to set own_window_type to override. Thank you.

Opposed to Torsmo, Conky can display the correct values for mem, memmax, swapmax.

Torsmo is a good example of how software can really bit-rot.
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I need to set own_window_type to override.
That's weird. I've had another value for as long as I can remember and I've always been able to use the Fvwm's menus anywhere on the root window, including over Conky.

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Torsmo is a good example of how software can really bit-rot.
What did you expect? It was forked into Conky more than 15 years ago, precisely because it was already abandonware back then.
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