Originally Posted by foodoo
I am using Cinnamon, but I had a similar problem. After spending several hours, I solved it using this configuration:
The thing is, after using that, the "alignment" variable doesnt work anymore, so you will have to play with gap_x and gap_y to position conky. Other than that, it works perfectly.
own_window_transparent yes #when set to 'no' conky appears against a black background