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 processed 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
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
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.