tl;dr- Added conky to xscreensaver. Doesn't show up on lock screen, but shows up on desktop.
I'm trying to create my own screensaver by adding my Conky configuration to xscreensaver. I read the following page: How to get conky work even in lock screen?
My issue is that after I've added conky to xscreensaver, my lock screen/preview is blank, but when I'm messing with the settings, conky appears on my desktop. I followed the first link to set this up on my laptop (running Xubuntu 18.04) and now I'm trying to set this up on my desktop (also running Xubuntu 18.04).
The link says to add the following line to
"Conky" conky -q --window-id=$XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW -c ~/.conkyrc-screensaver \n\
When I set this up on my laptop, the variable
$XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW is not set and specifying the rc file prevented the screensaver from running. Thus, this is the command I added:
"Conky" conky -q \n\
Where I simply made the default rc file the one I wanted for my screensaver. Thus, my specific question is how do I get conky to show up on the lockscreen?
I also read this page (Conky (or other apps) on Gnome-screensaver unlock screen), but as I'm using xfce and trying to avoid using Gnome, I don't think this is the way to go either.
I recorded starting/selecting the screensaver and uploaded the video here. The main thing I am demonstrating is that my conky setup starts as soon as it is selected by xscreensaver. I also tried recording the screensaver/preview, but all it showed was a black screen.
2nd Edit: I disabled one of my monitors and my conky configuration appears with the screensaver now! I'm guessing that conky and xscreensaver are both working correctly and I have something messed up with my monitor configuration.