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Conky on my Gutsy

Posted by thio4linux on November 2, 2007

…a light weight system monitor!!!

Conky is a system monitor that run on your desktop or on in a windows like every other program. Maybe you know karamba that is a very good app but conky is very light and easily configurable.

Download Conky from the repo: (sudo apt-get install Conky) or look at the procedure from the official site:

Then put the configuration file in your home:
sudo zcat /usr/share/doc/conky-1.4.0-r1/conkyrc.sample.gz ~/.conkyrc(subs 1.4.0-r1 with your version).

Now look at the variable page on this site:
and at the setting file here:

Now you can configure your Conky with the config file: kate ~/.conkyrc
I’ve found a problem with the desktop icons when conky referehses. If you have the same problem modify .conkyrc in this way:
own_window 1
own_window_type override
own_window_transparent 1

this my conky:


my conkyrc: .conky.odt
(dowload the file and rename it .conkyrc… then put it on your home and lauch conky)


6 Responses to “Conky on my Gutsy”

  1. H4p0 said

    Simply Grate!

  2. BassKozz said

    Your conky script has a error:

    CPU $alignr %
    ${top name 1}$alignr${top cpu 1}
    ${top name 2}$alignr${top cpu 2}
    ${top name 3}$alignr${top cpu 2}

    The last line should be: ${top name 3}$alignr${top cpu 3}

  3. SyDoX said

    looks cool.

    Question: How do you get to use that font in conky?

    I’ve tried to turn of xtf and used a manual font, but i cant find any one like the font youre usin here..

    any tips?

  4. thio4linux said

    you have to select the font in this way:
    # Xft font when Xft is enabled
    xftfont xirod:size=6

    xirod is the name of the font i’ve used… if you want this font you have to install it before cause isn’t by default on your system…
    look here for xirod font:

    have fun, happy ubuntu!!!

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