Conky and MATE problem

137503-2I found this lovely Conky script that I wanted to use for my MATE desktop.

conky -c .conky/conkyrc_orange

However, it wouldn’t start automatically after logging in, see:

user@machine:~$ cat .config/autostart/conky.desktop 
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=conky -c /home/user/.conky/conkyrc_orange
Hidden=false
X-MATE-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=conky
Name=conky
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=

(this can be set in System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications)

It would stay there for a second after logging in but then it would disappear. I found out that this setting in the conky config file

own_window_type override

was probably fighting the window manager in some way, so it had to be changed to:

own_window_type panel

and that fixed the problem. The default value own_window_type normal worked as well, but the conky window would behave like a regular window then and it would respond to Ctrl + Alt + D for instance.

Hope this might help someone a bit someday.

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