Show me my system performance with conky

Today I would like to show you my conky system-performance meter. I do use it since the old Ubuntu 13.xx days and I still love it. On top I am very well aware that my conky settings are very basic and show just my needs 😉

How to install conky:

# sudo apt-get install aptitude python-keyring ttf-ubuntu-font-family hddtemp curl lm-sensors conky-all
# apt-get install conky apcupsd audacious xmms2 mpd moc

Customize it to your needs by using the following pages

  • http://conky.sourceforge.net/config_settings.html
  • http://conky.sourceforge.net/variables.html

My conky – config file looks like this:
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Conky – my default performance meter

My conky version is configured like this on my Ubuntu 14.04.X

Conky 1.9.0 compiled Wed Feb 19 18:44:57 UTC 2014 for Linux 3.2.0-37-generic (x86_64)

Compiled in features:

System config file: /etc/conky/conky.conf
Package library path: /usr/lib/conky

 X11:
 * Xdamage extension
 * XDBE (double buffer extension)
 * Xft
 * ARGB visual

 Music detection:
 * Audacious
 * MPD
 * MOC
 * XMMS2

 General:
 * math
 * hddtemp
 * portmon
 * Curl
 * RSS
 * Weather (METAR)
 * Weather (XOAP)
 * wireless
 * support for IBM/Lenovo notebooks
 * nvidia
 * eve-online
 * config-output
 * Imlib2
 * apcupsd
 * iostats
 * ncurses
 * Lua

 Lua bindings:
 * Cairo
 * Imlib2

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