View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I use Conky?

May 2nd, 2010, 06:28 PM
Hello all, I'm trying to get Conky to work, but I don't know how to start it. I have a file called "conky.conkyrc" in my home folder with the configuration text inside, but that's all that I've done with the program. I found the configuration text stuff on another thread here. So here's all I've done:

Installed Conky
Looked for it in the menus
Didn't find it
Read that I needed a conky.conkyrc file in the Home directory
So I opened gedit, pasted something from here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281865) and tried to start Conky by going Alt+F2 and typing "Conky" but nothing happened.

What do I do? Thanks in advance!

May 2nd, 2010, 06:32 PM
did you try typing conky with a small c ie conky as opposed to Conky ?

May 2nd, 2010, 06:34 PM
Yes I did but instead of giving me the error of not finding it, the run prompt just closed. My desktop remains un-conkified.

May 2nd, 2010, 06:35 PM
The file needs to be called .conkyrc

Here are some simple conky.rc examples:


Here's a setup guide for a popular Conky format:



The Titan
May 2nd, 2010, 07:00 PM
You can also use the -c /path/to/config to sully an alternate configuration file.

Here is a link that talks about using conky with fluxbox. If you scroll down you will see the part about conky and just ignore the stuff about flux.