Fontconfig 2.13.96-1 update conky didn't fit in the screen

I know this is off topic but with the latest upgrade of fontconfig to 2.13.96-1 the conky didnt fit in the screen, some configuration is changed. I didnt know what to do.

Change font size in conky.config

9 to 8 still dont fit.
font = 'monospace:size=7',
This makes it too little.

Also have a look in /etc/fonts/conf.d to see if any symlinks have been broken.


The solution is in /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/60-Latin.conf edit to move

<family>DejaVu Serif</family>,
<family>DejaVu Sans</family>,
<family>DejaVu Sans Mono</family>

to the top of each block


Hey I'll try that I have the same issue on 2 machines.

For example, Liberation font has added spacing between lines and my conky throws off the screen. I changed to DejaVu Sans yesterday and it was ok. I see your solution has something to do with DejaVu font, so that sounds great, will test this tonight, tnx! :slight_smile:

Hello All,
I did run into this issue after the update but I did not have to edit any font.config file. All I had to do to correct this issue is change formatting in the .conkyrc file here: font = 'GE Inspira Regular:pixelsize=13' like that and this resolved the issue.

Screenshot from 2022-02-07 09-58-00

I hope this helps someone incountering this issue.


What did you add or remove in that line? pixelsize is the new part?

Sorry prior to my change the formatting for my conky was font = 'GE Inspira:size=11 and conky would not look at this setting so I had the larger letters then I switched it to the above and it fixed the issue.

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Gotcha! Mainly adding Regular and pixel. :slight_smile:

Hum that didn't help on my end. The font control is different, but it's either too small or shoots out of the screen, that is between 1 size increment.

This on the other hand fixed the issue. You have to reboot to take effect (not sure if logout/login would work, though).

My next question is: who should we advise about this so on next fonctconfig update it won't bring back that same issue?
I guess a bit of Whoogling would answer my question...

I mark it solved :slight_smile:

Contact us here if we were wrong about this.

It's on the move!

Plz upvote (on freedesktop) if you like it. :slight_smile:


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