Monitoring your system with Conky

Conclusions

Ever since the program was released I have been running Conky on my own desktop, and I have not experienced any problems in all these years – with the exception of a couple of kernel configuration changes that entailed device name changes in /sys and necessitated some manual changes to the configuration file in rare cases. This probably makes Conky one of the best maintained, and definitely one of the most useful, programs in the world of open source.

Infos

  1. Conky: http://conky.sourceforge.net
  2. Conky source code packages: http://sourceforge.net/projects/conky/
  3. List of popular program options: http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html
  4. List of popular display options: http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html
  5. Screenshots with configurations: http://conky.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html
  6. Detailed, commented configuration: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Conky
  7. Qiv homepage: http://www.klografx.net/qiv/
  8. Devil's Pie: http://burtonini.com/blog/computers/devilspie

The Author

Science journalist Jan Rähm writes stories and blogs about Linux and IT for LinuxUser, German national radio stations Deutschlandfunk and Deutschlandradio Kultur, and other media.

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