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February 24, 2009

Pimp My Conky

Filed under: Blog — krkhan @ 9:49 am

Conky is a small utility for X systems which displays various system statistics and graphs on your desktop. The tiny piece of software is highly configurable, exceptionally light-weight and well … Zooey Dischanel-ly sexy — that’s officially an adverb now, your disagreement doesn’t matter. In layman’s terminology, it’s the “green” stuff on far left:

Conky Screenshot
(Click on the thumbnail for larger version.)

Be the screenshot as it may, here‘s how I pimped the stats. To use the same settings for your setup, replace your configuration file at ~/.conkyrc with the one at provided link and restart Conky. You’ll get the following:

  • Processors usage bars and graphs for a multiple core CPU.
  • Memory usage bars and graphs.
  • Disk usage bars and graphs.
  • Network traffic graphs. You may have to change the interface in configuration file from wlan0 to the one your system has.
  • CPU temperatures. You need lm-sensors to make these work.
  • Track currently playing in Audacious Media Player.

Just because rides aren’t pimp-able with a text file.

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