What Is Conky And How To Configure Conky On Ubuntu 16.04

Conky is a free system monitor tool for the X window system on Linux. It is able to monitor many system variables including CPU status, swap space, temperatures, disk storage, processes, network interfaces, battery status and a host of others and then display the information on your desktop. It can also display other things like time, calendars weather and the like. All these are available via themes with which Conky works.

So let us take a look at installing and setting up Conky and Conky manager on Ubuntu.

How to Install Conky? To install Install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 ‘Xenial Xerus’ (also works for Linux Mint 18 Sarah and ubuntu derivatives) open a new Terminal window and enter the following commands. sudo apt-get install conky-all

Install Conky Manager on Ubuntu 16.04? Conky is also highly configurable. Conky relies on the “.conkyrc” file for setting it up.and this may be a little complex. Conky manager seeks to ease all the associated troubles.

To install Install Conky Manager on Ubuntu 16.04 ‘Xenial Xerus’ (also works for Linux Mint 18 Sarah and ubuntu derivatives) system via PPA, open a new Terminal window and enter the following commands. Continue reading

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