• Show your Conky.

    Hi @everyone

    I have Conky running on my system. If you do as well, I thought that we (including my self of course :D ) could post our conky screenshot and even .conkyrc configs.
    Other boards like on the Arch Forums and elsewhere, have them. We ought to start ours.

    Here’s mine

     Conky, a system monitor, based on torsmo
    # Any original torsmo code is licensed under the BSD license
    # All code written since the fork of torsmo is licensed under the GPL
    # Please see COPYING for details
    # Copyright (c) 2004, Hannu Saransaari and Lauri Hakkarainen
    # Copyright (c) 2005-2012 Brenden Matthews, Philip Kovacs, et. al. (see AUTHORS)
    # All rights reserved.
    # This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    # it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    # the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
    # (at your option) any later version.
    # This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    # but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    # GNU General Public License for more details.
    # You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    # along with this program.  If not, see .
    own_window yes
    own_window_type conky
    own_window_transparent yes
    own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
    alignment bottom_left
    background yes
    border_width 1
    cpu_avg_samples 2
    default_color white
    default_outline_color white
    default_shade_color white
    draw_borders no
    draw_graph_borders yes
    draw_outline no
    draw_shades no
    use_xft yes
    xftfont DejaVu Sans Mono:size=12
    gap_x 5
    gap_y 60
    minimum_size 50 15
    net_avg_samples 2
    no_buffers yes
    out_to_console no
    out_to_stderr no
    extra_newline no
    own_window yes
    own_window_class Conky
    own_window_type desktop
    stippled_borders 0
    update_interval 1.0
    uppercase no
    use_spacer none
    show_graph_scale yes
    show_graph_range no
    # Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
    default_color grey90
    default_shade_color blue
    default_outline_color DarkGrey
    # Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
    double_buffer yes
    # Update interval in seconds
    update_interval 1.5
    # Text alignment, other possible values are commented
    #alignment top_left
    #alignment top_right
    #alignment bottom_left
    #alignment bottom_right
    ${color1}CPU temperature ${alignr}${color}${acpitemp} degrees Celcius 
    ${color grey}File systems:
     / $color${fs_used /}/${fs_size /} ${fs_bar 6 /}
    ${color grey}Name              PID   CPU%   MEM%
    ${color lightgrey} ${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1}
    ${color lightgrey} ${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2}
    ${color lightgrey} ${top name 3} ${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3}
    ${color lightgrey} ${top name 4} ${top pid 4} ${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4} 
    ${color #5b6dad}Networking:
     ${color #5b6dad}Down:${color #7f8ed3} ${downspeed wlan0} k/s${color #5b6dad}${offset 80}Up:${color #7f8ed3} ${upspeed wlan0} k/s
    ${color #000000}${downspeedgraph wlan0 32,150 000000 7f8ed3} ${color #000000}${upspeedgraph wlan0 32,150 000000 7f8ed3}
     ${color #5b6dad}Address: ${color #7f8ed3}${addr wlan0}${alignr}${color #5b6dad}TCP Connections: ${color #7f8ed3}${tcp_portmon 1 65535 count}
    ${color #5b6dad}$nodename   linux-$kernel${alignr}${time %T}
    ${color #5b6dad}System:
    ${color #5b6dad} Uptime:${color #7f8ed3} $uptime ${color #5b6dad}- Load:${color #7f8ed3} $loadavg
    ${color #5b6dad} CPU Frequency:${color #7f8ed3} $freq_dyn_g ${color #5b6dad} Maximum:${color #7f8ed3} $freq_g
    ${color #5b6dad} CPU Usage:${color #7f8ed3} $cpu% ${cpubar}
    ${color #000000}${cpugraph cpu0 32,309 000000 7f8ed3}
    ${color #5b6dad} RAM Usage:${color #7f8ed3} $mem/$memmax - $memperc% ${membar}
    ${color #5b6dad} Swap Usage:${color #7f8ed3} $swap/$swapmax - $swapperc% ${swapbar}
    ${color #5b6dad} Processes:${color #7f8ed3} $processes  ${color #5b6dad}Running:${color #7f8ed3} $running_processes


    Screenshot from 2015-11-08 12-30-14.png

  • Nothing special here. It’s based on conky-lua. A quick glance at graphs is easier for my old eyes than reading many numbers in small font.


  • Hello

    Conky is fine, but with FREON I feel better! Captura de pantalla de 2015-11-08 20-42-41.png

  • @judd said:


    Conky is fine, but with FREON I feel better! Captura de pantalla de 2015-11-08 20-42-41.png

    What is FREON?

  • FREON is
    “Shows CPU temperature, disk temperature, video card temperature (NVIDIA/Catalyst/Bumblebee&NVIDIA), voltage and fan RPM (forked from xtranophilist/gnome-shell-extension-sensors)”

  • how to add conky to startup…? I using debian based before. :3

  • You would have to enter through your Start Up applications Menu on which ever DE you use.

  • I’m using gnome… i don’t know how to add autostart.sh to startup

  • @Zifor-Syahid Seems like the main goal of each new Gnome’s release is to make user’s life as hard as possible. There’s no an easy way to add startup applications in Gnome 3. It must be done by hand by the user.

    1. Create a script that launches a conky. It may be located anywhere in the filesystem. It may have any name you like. Yours is probably called autostart.sh. Mine are all called start-conky-[something].sh.

    2. The script must be able to start a conky.

    3. Create a .desktop file, that will launch the script file from p.1. Again, the .desktop file may be located anywhere in filesystem. It may have any name you like. Mine are all called start-conky-[something].desktop.

    4. The .desktop file must be able to launch the script file, which, in turn, will start a conky.

    5. Execute the .desktop file at least once. Not only to test that it works, but mainly because Gnome must mark it as trusted. This will allow its subsequent executions.

    6. Check that the folder named autostart exists in your ~/.config folder:


    If it does not, create it by hand.

    1. Copy or better yet, softlink the .desktop file, created in p.3, into ~/.config/autostart directory.

    It will look like

    $ ls ~/.config/autostart -lha
    total 8.0K
    drwxr-xr-x  2 just users 4.0K Nov 11 14:15 .
    drwx------ 13 just users 4.0K Nov 11 14:40 ..
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 just users   54 Nov 11 14:15 conky-lua-black.desktop -> /home/just/cnk/conky-lua-black/conky-lua-black.desktop

    Here, the softlink conky-lua-black.desktop in ~/.config/autostart folder points to the conky-lua-black.desktop file, which is located in the /home/just/cnk/conky-lua-black/ folder.

    The content of conky-lua-black.desktop file is

    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment[en_US]=Starts Conky Lua Black
    Comment=Starts Conky Lua Black
    Name[en_US]=Conky Lua Black
    Name=Conky Lua Black

    The actual script that starts Conky-Lua-Black, in this example, is called start-conky-lua-black.sh , is present in the Exec= instruction, and is located in the /opt/ folder. Its content is very simple:

    sleep 20
    conky -c ~/cnk/conky-lua-black/conkyrc &
    exit 0

    As you see, the actual conky config file is ~/cnk/conky-lua-black/conkyrc . It resides in the cnk/conky-lua-black/ subdir in my home folder.

    1. After you’ve added a softlink to the .desktop file (or the file itself) to the ~/.config/autostart folder, you will automagically see it among Startup Applications in the Gnome Tweak Tool.

    2. If everything was done well, the conky will be launched on startup.

    I’m not aware of more user-friendly way to add startup apps in Gnome 3. Well done, Gnome team.

  • This is the conky launched by the example above:


  • @just Conky-Equalizer


  • Cuplikan layar dari 2015-11-13 22-14-58.png

    My conky

  • Conky-Silver


  • Big, easy-readable Conky-BlackTall


  • Same building blocks as above, but placed horizontally - Conky-BlackWide


  • Conky-HiTek


  • the Conky Hi Tek looks really nice @just
    I had a look at that one on gnome-look.org
    Quite nice.

  • I’m trying to find a way to not just post the shots of really working conkies, but also provide their full themes (conkyrc, used images, lua and python scripts). Unfortunately, I don’t follow the simple standard way to configure and launch a conky. It could raise more questions than give a ready-to-use answers.

    For now, I’m trying to maintain the original conky’s name in the title, to facilitate an eventual search for it in various sources.



  • Conky-Steel-Amber


  • Conky-Steel-Blue


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