I am running xubuntu 12.04 and was wondering how to make conky run, and how to configure it how I like. Is there a GUI to do this or is there a config file I need to edit? To install I ran

sudo apt-get install conky

Is there something else I need to do? Please help.


Yes, there is an amazing GUI called conkey-manager. You can use it to configure conky, manage themes, etc.

Install it by adding the PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install conky-manager

Then just run conky-manager.

  • Thanks, but sudo apt-add-repository doesn't work on my system. – It's Willem Mar 26 '15 at 20:02
  • Install it with sudo apt-get install software-properties-common or sudo apt-get install python-software-properties. – Rael Gugelmin Cunha Mar 26 '15 at 21:25
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    Fun fact: You can do it through synaptic :) Thanks for the ppa and package names :) – It's Willem Mar 27 '15 at 19:36

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