View Full Version : [ubuntu] Conky, Widgets?

June 5th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Ok so, I'm a new user and I've successfully installed Ubuntu and everything is working great including all of the Compiz effects so it's cool.

I was just wondering how I can obtain these widgets that people seem to have in their screenshots and videos. I've read people mentioning 'Conky' (I think that's how it's spelt) but I really have no idea what's going on.

Can someone point me in the right direction to get widgets?

June 5th, 2009, 11:43 PM
Both are available in the repositories. Install the screenlets (apt:screenlets) and conky (apt:conky) packages. To customize conky, see this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281865) and this site (http://conky.linux-hardcore.com/). There are infinite possibilities.

June 6th, 2009, 12:23 AM
Ah, that's all I needed! Thanks a lot mate, got it all working. Appreciate it. :D

June 6th, 2009, 01:14 AM
I'd give this site (http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html) a read, too.

June 6th, 2009, 01:39 AM
I'd give this site (http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html) a read, too.

:D That's important. So is this (http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html).