LXAutostart is working fine here.
Honest Neal, I don't even think I was using lxautostart on the other drive. Because on this one I have a file called lxautostart and on the crashed drive I don't. Go figure...
I copied my conky.desktop file from the crashed drive to a flash, then back to the new drive here and figured it wouldwork....
Did you install the conky package? A .
desktop file provides the menu entry, not the application. When you install a package, a .
desktop file is installed, too, unless you are installing a command line tool.
As for lxautostart, try a remove - reboot - install. Maybe that will do what is needed. It can't hurt to try.