18 February 2014

How to install... Conky Manager in Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, and their derivatives

Today, we are showing how to install Conky Manager on
 Ubuntu, Debian, and Arch Linux.

Updated at 23 September 2015


19/02/2019 - Check out the new and up-to-date article " How to... Install Conky Manager"

Before we started, what is Conky? 

Conky is a free software system monitor for the X Window System, but it consumes much less system resources than others system monitors .

This application is able to monitor many system variables including the status of the CPU, memory, swap space, disk storage, temperatures, processes, network interfaces, battery power, system messages, e-mail inboxes, many popular music players, weather updates, breaking news, and much more.

So, Conky Manager is a graphical front-end for managing Conky config files. It provides options to start/stop, browse and edit Conky themes installed on the system. Packages are currently available for Ubuntu and Debian derivatives

This video tutorial, is a way to help you accomplish the installation of this application.

In 60 seconds, we show how to install Conky Manager.
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 And now, how to install...
Depending in yours processor architecture, and to get a successful installation just press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard ( this will open the system terminal ), follow the steps below to download and install them.

Ubuntu based systems

For 32-bit and 64-bit copy and paste on the terminal, and run commands below one by one.
  • sudo apt-add-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install conky-manager

Debian based systems

For 32-bit copy and paste on the terminal, and run commands below one by one.
  • wget -O conky-manager-latest-i386.deb http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67740416/linux/conky-manager-latest-i386.deb?dl=1
  • sudo gdebi conky-manager-latest-i386.deb

For 64-bit copy and paste on the terminal, and run commands below one by one.
  • wget -O conky-manager-latest-amd64 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67740416/linux/conky-manager-latest-amd64.deb?dl=1
  • sudo gdebi conky-manager-latest-amd64.deb

Arch based systems

Just copy and paste on the terminal, and run the command below.
  • yaourt -S conky-manager

During installation, a folder will be created named conky-manager within the user folder. In this folder, will be pre-installed some conkys ready to use, here some examples:

  • CPU Panel
  • Conky MIUI

  • Conky Seamod

  • Cowon Conky

  • Gold and Grey

  • Nvidia Panel

  • Gotham

  • Torn Paper Clone

You can also download directly from devianART website. Just choose one that you like, download it, and extract-it in to the Conky Manager folder.

Technical Specs

Latest version available: 2.3.3 - on February 18, 2014

Platforms: Linux  -  Debian / Ubuntu / Arch
Language: Vala and GTK3 

Conky's Manager official website: https://launchpad.net/conky-manager

If you install this application, you are installing at your own risk.
We waive any responsibility inherent to the same.