How to install conky on ubuntu

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop as text, or using simple progress bars and graph widgets, with different fonts and colours. You can use conky to display CPU, memory, swap, disk space, temperature, top, upload, download, system messages, world time, calendars, email notifications, weather, battery status and more. Using this you can change your plain desktop into a live wallpaper. These are lots of theme available for conky to change the look and feel of your live desktop.

Install conky on Ubuntu:

1.Open Terminal.To open terminal press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[t]. It will open the terminal app. In the terminal, type the below command in terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get update

If needed type your Ubuntu password. Then run the below code in terminal to install conky.

sudo apt-get install conky

During the installation process if asked type y and hit enter to confirm conky installation.

To start conky run the below command in terminal.


You can change all the things via Conky configuration file.It is completely text-based application. It is extremely configurable but for the new users it looks a complex process. But don’t worry , you change the config files via GUI by using Conky Manager.

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Install Conky Manager on Ubuntu:

Open your terminal and run this command to add its PPA on your system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa

Press the enter key to confirm the addition of this PPA on your ubuntu system. Then run the below command.

sudo apt-get update

After that run the below command to install the latest version of Conky Manager on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install conky-manager

Note: If you get E: Unable to locate package conky-manager error then follow the below installation method to install conky manager.

Open terminal, In terminal type the below code and hit enter.


Then run the below command in terminal

sudo dpkg -i realpath_8.26-3ubuntu4_all.deb conky-manager-v2.4-amd64.deb

After that

sudo apt -f install

After the successful installation of Conky Manager, click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Conky Manager in the search box and click Conky Manager to open it.

You can find more conky themes using below deviantart links

Conky Themes:

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