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Customize Desktop With Conky System Monitor

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it’s really cool way to show informations for your hardware specification and more on your desktop CPU usages, RAM, Swap, uptime, wireless signal strength, free capacity for your partitions, download/upload speed, downloaded/uploaded size for this session, IP address, Kernel version, username, time, date, most┬áprocessed files, and even more according to Conky website it has more than 300 objects to use.

Here’s a conkyrc screenshot from my machine.

will begin with the installation process for Ubuntu

How To install Conky

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and earlier releases of Ubuntu

you can find conky on ubuntu software center or synaptic

or you can open Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install conky

Fedora 15 Lovelock | Fedora 16 Verne


yum install conky

you can install conky for other distributions, just download the source code form Here and compile according to the instruction there.

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-x11 --enable-mpd # see --help for a full listing of options


make install

How to Run conky at the startup

Go to System – preferences then Startup applications

add new one

for name type : conky

for command type : conky

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and now every time you run your machine conky will startup

will add article soon for how to configure conky soon.

That’s it for now.

Post updated: installation on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

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