I'm running F16 in a virtual machine, and having managed to get gnome-shell running correctly, I'm now attempting to get the machine set up as I like.
I first got conky running at startup, and then installed gnome-tweak-tool and put file manager in control of the desktop (since I like my desktop icons
). While file manager is in charge, however, closing windows seems to turn conky on and off. That is, if I close a window, conky disappears, and if I close another window, it reappears. I've not had a chance to play properly yet, but this certainly applies to nautilus and terminal windows. Taking desktop control away from file manager resolves this issue, but obviously takes my icons away too - and frankly, I don't feel I should have to choose between them
This is the part of my conky script that is presumably relevant:
# --- Window Layout & Options --- #
# --- Colours, Sizes, Fonts & Margins --- #
I've tried setting own_window_type to normal, override and desktop, and they all have either the same effect or don't show conky at all.