Conky System Monitor

27, Jan 2009


Conky Setup

I've decided that I want to get Conky set-up and running pretty on my computer. I'd seen some very beautiful set-ups of the system monitor around in screen shots, and I want something to decorate my own desktop, and provide some useful information at the same time. So, here's a quick run-down on how to get Conky installed and running with the default configurations.

Conky can be simply installed on Fedora by running:

 sudo yum install conky

Once you have downloaded and installed Conky and its dependencies, you can make your default .conkyrc file by copying the conky.conf file that comes with the installation into your home directory as .conkyrc. For me, the file was located in /usr/share/doc/conky-1.61/conky.conf. Then to start Conky, simply type


Into an open terminal.

Where to go from here

I'm currently experimenting with different .conkyrc files to until I find one that I like. Once that's done, I'll post it here in the next post, along with a description of how I did it.


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