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May 17, 2011

I have conky running a simple script on my Ubuntu 11.04 install. Running conky from using ALT-F2 is fine, but I have have conky added to the startup list, and when it runs from this, the conky window is different (ie not integrated with desktop layer). It has some shadowing around the edge and it seems to be on a layer other than the desktop. In addition to this, it stops running after a short while. I then run conky from ALT-F2 again and it's appears as I want, and stays there all day. I have included what I think is the relevant code below from my conkyrc. Has anyone had similar issues with a suitable way to resolve the problem?

own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
#own_window_type desktop
#own_window_type normal
own_window_type conky
own_window_class Conky

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${image [--datatype=WI --CC] -p 0,0 -s 64x64}
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