Conky Configs

Conky is a lightweight, configurable system monitor for Linux. After many years of customising my Linux desktops I’ve grown fond of conky and it’s flexibility. Below you can find some of the configurations I’ve used to create those desktop themes.

You may have to edit the .conkyrc files to work with your specific setup. As always you will need to be running lm-sensors with your appropriate modules for most of the hardware monitoring. You can find links to my conky configs below.

MintyConkyBar
Modified PinguyOS
Dual Core Colourful
Spaced Topbar


MintyConkyBar

This is my own modification of N00by4Ever’s ConkyBar V2.0. The colour and look is directed towards Linux Mint’s default Cinnamon theme. It is designed for a 1920×1080 display.

MintyConkyBar should use less resources than the original ConkyBar as much has been removed. I have removed all lua scripts, clock and text widgets, extra fonts, unused icons, and other shell scripts. All graphs are now conky built-in’s and update interval was changed from 1 to 3 seconds.

Screenshots:

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MintyConkyBar v2.0

Installation:

  1. put .conkyconfig directory in your home ~
  2. install the conky-all package in your distro
  3. make sure you have hddtemp daemon running at startup
  4. add conky_start.sh to your desktop startup programs
  5. edit any system specific settings (eg. in network.conkyrc change your NIC)
  6. more info can be found in the included ReadMe.txt

Modified PinguyOS

I really liked the default conky config which comes with Pinguy OS so I modified it for my own use. It’s worth noting that Pinguy forums has a great conky how-to section that can be helpful.

Screenshots:

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Modified PinguyOS conky

Installation:

  1. put .conky directory in your home ~
  2. install the conky-all package in your distro
  3. make sure you have hddtemp daemon running at startup
  4. add conky_start.sh to your desktop startup programs

Dual Core Colourful

One of the first conky configs I made which I was happy with and used for a long time. The four main graphs (core 1, core 2, eth0 up, eth0 down) are in four distinct colours which work beautifully together.

Screenshots:

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Dual Core Colourful conky


Spaced Topbar

This conky config is aimed to be small and take up a similar amount of space as a typical taskbar. Simple but effective!

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Spaced Topbar