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How to install and configure Conky System Monitor


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#16 BlueGalaxy

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:39 AM

 

You can search the internet for .conkyrc scripts and use one you like, many of which will be configured to work on particular destops and/or require additional applications to be installed; so here is mine that I can confirm works on KDE, MATE and Gnome3 desktops. It uses minimal system resources and doesn't require any additional software to be installed, and you could use to get you started.

 

Thank you for this script. I like it. Now I just find that this conky is a bit too wide for my taste. How can I make it a little bit narrower and taller/longer? What changes should I make to the configuration file in this case?



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:53 AM

 

Heres a bunch of pre made conky's  just follow the simple instructions to install.

http://www.noobslab.com/2012/07/conky-collection-for-ubuntulinux.html

 

​Very nice !

Thanks for posting .

Although it does encourage the inner lazy person in me .... pick the closest to my ideal , then tweak it .

As another member here has for their sig ..... " If it ain't broken , it's because you haven't tweaked it enough "  :)


Edited by synaptic, 01 January 2017 - 05:53 AM.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

 

" If it ain't broken , it's because you haven't tweaked it enough "

I agree, LOL



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

 

 

You can search the internet for .conkyrc scripts and use one you like, many of which will be configured to work on particular destops and/or require additional applications to be installed; so here is mine that I can confirm works on KDE, MATE and Gnome3 desktops. It uses minimal system resources and doesn't require any additional software to be installed, and you could use to get you started.

 

Thank you for this script. I like it. Now I just find that this conky is a bit too wide for my taste. How can I make it a little bit narrower and taller/longer? What changes should I make to the configuration file in this case?

 

 

 

To regulate the width of the conky, add this line to the code that determines the properties of the window. It is above the "TEXT".

maximum_width 290


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:20 PM

My Advice.

 

 I suggest you back up your .conkyrc, This way if you mess it up you can always replace the messed up one or compare the old and new to see where you went wrong.






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