Installing Conky, A System Reading GUI (Linux)

Installing Conky (Raspbian/Debian):

Today we shall be installing Conky on Raspbian (Stretch 9).

Equipment needed:

  • A Raspberry Pi 2+ (Not sure if it works on other Raspberry Pi)
  • Raspbian OS
  • Image writing software, Etcher
what is it?

Conky is a system GUI that reads your computer configuration such as RAM, CPU, SSD/HDD, Top Processes, etc. Conky is also configurable.

How do i get it?

1. Open terminal, and type:

sudo apt-get install conky -y

2. Download the configuration file for conky:

wget -O /home/pi/.conkyrc

3. To start conky on boot, we need to add a shell script and and configure conky to show on lxdesktop. Create the shell script file:

sudo nano /usr/bin/

 4. Paste this into the file:

(sleep 4s && conky) &
exit 0

5. Create the desktop file (autostart):

sudo nano /etc/xdg/autostart/conky.desktop

6. Paste this into the conky.desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=sh /usr/bin/
Comment=system monitoring tool.Categories=Utility;

7. Reboot and check and see if everything is working! 😀

sudo reboot


SouRces: novaspirit tech.





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