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[Bug 807141] Re: Unity/Compiz seems to conflict with Conky


I thought trying to reproduce it might be difficult, but actually, I
just rebooted my machine, logged in through the GDM screen, and waited
for the Conky start script to run automatically (there is a 10 second
delay in the script, for when I am connecting to a Wi-Fi network, so
that the portion of my Conky config that fetches my external IP can
actually connect to the Internet).

After the startup script ran automatically after logging in, the first
actual action from me was to hit the Super key, to open the Dash. The
attached screenshot shows what happened.

(I had difficulty using the Take Screenshot program too, I would click
on the button in the dialog box to save the image, but nothing would
happen until I did something else. My clicks were more likely to be
registered on the program shortcut in the Dash behind the dialog box.

Would it be helpful at all to see the Conky config files? I can zip them
up if needed. There are three partial files and one common file, they
are concatenated into a subdirectory as new files each time the bash
script runs automatically on reboot or logging back in.

Is there a way I can export my Compiz settings to upload here, if that
would be helpful?


I've been editing these Conky config files in the last few days, I don't remember if I saw this stacking order problem before then.
For a long time my left-most Conky window would not even start yesterday, it was only a small artifact near the panel until I rebooted once or twice.

I've seen other anomalous issues recently that may or may not be
related, like having my Firefox window become semi-transparent so that I
could see the Synaptic window behind it (which seemed to disappear after
either restarting or logging out and back in, I don't recall which).

There have also been times where hitting the Super key (or clicking the
BFB) only changed the appearance of the Springboard and the panel, but
did not actually open the Dash. Not sure if Conky is playing a role in

** Attachment added: "screenshot-after-restart"

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