It all boils down to ONE SETTING. And loosing some comfort and gaining a conky.
We need to set “Show Desktop Icons” OFF.
That is the best and easiest solution.
Then you start conkyzen and choose your conky.
Use CTRL + ALT + TAB to shut down the xserver and log back in.
The stability of your system (when using conky’s) also depends on the fact if you are on marco or compiz.
Not all conky’s will react the same on this desktop as we are used to on Xfce or Openbox depending if you choose marco or compiz.