Having trouble finding a hardware monitor. I tried GNOME's system-monitor, but it doesn't show most of the possible info; I only get the CPU temp. My system has the MSI Gaming Edge AC with a Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro+.


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I like to use conky:

 sudo apt install conky

Conky is a light weight system monitor that let's you pick and choose system information and your own information and place it on the same window you can move anywhere:

Conky July 19 2019.gif

My design is about four years out-of-date and not nearly as fancy as "modern" conky scripts.

Ubuntu 18.04

It's come to my attention some people (or everyone?) is having problems with conky under version 18.04. In which case I found this blog:

I had upgraded my 16.04 to 18.04 last year and don't recall any problems with conky. That said I rarely use 18.04 and prefer the stability and comfort of 16.04.6 LTS.

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    Can you please share this? After isntalling Conky it doesn't look like this. How do I make it look like this?
    – Neon Warge
    Jan 17, 2021 at 12:42
  • @NeonWarge Everyone can have their own conky script tailored to their system and personal preferences. Here's the one I used above: askubuntu.com/a/941705/307523 Jan 17, 2021 at 16:36

May I recommend the Open Source HW Monitor? On Linux systems the Open Hardware Monitor requires Mono with WinForms.

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