3.8.24 Conky says Network - IP adress: "NO Adress" despite fully functional NIC


A very minor issue, but still.

The field where I'd expect the IP address are empty. I have not installed yet so I don't know if it change after installing Elive.

Computer HW, output from inxi -Fxmz.

  Host: Elive-53525 Kernel: 4.19.0-18-686 i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc 
  v: 8.3.0 Desktop: N/A Distro: Elive 10 3.8.24 (beta) 
  base: Debian 10.9 buster 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: MS-6380E v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
  BIOS: American Megatrends v: 07.00T date: 04/02/01 
  RAM: total: 1002.4 MiB used: 289.2 MiB (28.8%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Topology: Single Core model: AMD Athlon XP 2000+ bits: 32 type: UP 
  arch: K7 Palomino+ rev: 2 L2 cache: 256 KiB 
  flags: pae sse bogomips: 3387 
  Speed: 1694 MHz min/max: N/A Core speed (MHz): 1: 1694 
  Device-1: NVIDIA NV40 [GeForce 6800] vendor: LeadTek Research 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 
  Display: tty server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: nouveau 
  resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: NV40 v: 2.1 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: VIA VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: snd_via82xx v: kernel bus ID: 00:11.5 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-18-686 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter 
  driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: ec00 bus ID: 00:07.0 
  IF: enp0s7 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 89.23 GiB used: 3.60 GiB (4.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Maxtor model: 6L060J3 size: 55.92 GiB temp: 39 C 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SV0432A 010 size: 4.02 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB model: N/A size: 29.30 GiB 
  ID-1: / size: 701.7 MiB used: 30.7 MiB (4.4%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
  ID-2: swap-1 size: 800.0 MiB used: 9.2 MiB (1.2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-3: swap-2 size: 600.0 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb1 
  Missing: Required tool sensors not installed. Check --recommends 
  Processes: 129 Uptime: 42m Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 
  Shell: zsh v: 5.7.1 inxi: 3.0.32 

Could you add the output of "ip addr show" to the above message?

Working on it.

But - I struggle getting the drivers for the gpu to work properly. Just after I posted the first post here, I encountered a crash (didn't get to take a photo of the information unfortunately).

That session I chose free gpu drivers, and was happy to see the desktop seemed to working just fine (maybe that was the reason behind the crash).

That was yesterday, but today I don't get Elive to get into desktop due to gpu driver issues.

I did managed to take some photos while booting, so here is what I did so far today:

  • Grub: Selected second last option, old stable kernel.
  • Reboot now? Do you want to reboot now to select the close-source drivers? . . . . [No]
  • Unable to detect driver version needed. The version of the driver that you need for your Nvidia card has not been detected. . . . [ok only]
  • Select the version of the Driver your graphics card needs. (current ?): [legacy-340xx Previous drivers for recent cards (older) ]
  • Unable to remove module: Error: noveau module is loaded and we cannot unload it. You should reboot and add the boot parameter . . . . [ok only]


And this is the current screen.

ink group nvidia has changed slave links
Setting up nvidia-lgacy-340xx-kernel-dkms (340.108-10~bpo10+1)
Loading new nvidia-legacy-340xx-340.108 DKMS files...
Building for 4.19.0-18-686 5.10.0-0.bpo.8-686
Building initial module for 4.19.0-18-686
/usr/sbin/dkms: line 1384: /bin/strip: Input/output error
/usr/sbin/dkms: line 1384: /bin/strip: Input/output error

Running module version sanity check.
  - Original module
    - No original module exists within this kernel
  - Installation
    - Installing to /lib/modules/4.1.0-18-686/updates/dkms/

Running module version sanity check.
  - Original module
    - No original module exists within this kernel
  - Installation
    - Installing to /lib/modules/4.1.0-18-686/updates/dkms/


And never get any further. But it's probably me doing some wrong choices . . .

Could you put this issue in a thread of its own with a header that will atract attention from those that have nvidia insight?
I don't have nvidia so can't be of help there. :face_with_head_bandage:

It's rather off-topic for conky and an IP address, after all.

I do think the issue here is, conky is searching for eth[n], but the interface is enp0s7 ...
It is a guess out of the blue, but this kind happens often, if old configs/defaults are used.

Thanks for reporting the issue, bug fixed, you can do:

  • run the command "apug" in a terminal
  • close all your desktop applications
  • run the "restart to a new desktop configuration" from the menus

you should have conky displaying it correctly after that :slight_smile:

about nvidia (which is a different topic and should be in a different thread), let's continue it from here: Nvidia Privative Drivers installation - #129 by Thanatermesis