How To Install And Setup Conky

Install And Setup Conky

How To Install And Setup Conky In Ubuntu

In this short guide I will be explaining how to install and setup conky. First of all install conky by running the following command.

sudo apt-get install conky

Now make a new folder in your home folder called “.conky” and create a file in there called conkyrc. This is where the config file for conky will be saved. You can use my conky config, or download one on the net, mine can be found here. Save this file as conkyrc in the .conky folder. The next step is to make sure that conky always starts when you login, to do this it depends on which desktop environment you are using.

Make a new file in the “~/.KDE/Autostart/” folder called “”. Copy and paste the following into that folder.

#! /bin/bash
feh –bg-scale `grep ‘wallpaper=’ ~/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc | tail –bytes=+11`
sleep 5
conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc

The final step is to install feh, your conky config will not have a transparent background without it.

sudo apt-get install feh

For Gnome you don’t have to install feh to get a transparent background. Also all you have to do to get it to automatically start when you login is go to your dash and open “Startup Applications” and add this command to run when you login.

conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc


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