Many of us (myself included) like to control and verify at many times, our system, both hardware and software. Some time ago, programs came out that offered these benefits and also tools that fixed problems. In the case of GNU / Linux and Ubuntu, they came out homonymous to these programs, but they had nothing to do with Conky, An excellent and extremely light system monitor, an advantage that few system monitors have.
To achieve this lightness, Conky it was and is based on code, with what I mean, that if you want to configure or install you have to manipulate code to: first, enable the modules to be used and, second, place the program on the desktop as well as give it a more consistent look with our desktop theme. All of this was limited to one type of users, but now with Conky Manager, As settings are available to the general public, anyone who knows English, of course.
Installing Conky Manager
Conky Manager is not available in the official Ubuntu repositories so to install it we must go to our terminal and write
sudo apt-add-repository -i ppa: teejee2008 / ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install Conky-manager
This will initialize the installation of the program Conky Manager. Do not forget that this program is nothing more than an interface or means of communication between us and Conky, So those who want to continue using or learning the configuration code of Conky they will be able to continue doing so.
Once we have it installed Conky Manager, As we open it, a screen appears with four options, one of which is the basic information about the program, such as version, author, license, etc …
The first tab would be for “Themes“Where we can choose and configure a theme for our Conky. By default, Conky Manager carries 7 themes with their default settings, but you can add more themes as well as configure the default ones.
The second tab is “Edit“, Where we can edit the modules of Conky. By modules I mean the subprograms that monitor the graphics card, ram memory, network usage, etc …. And the last tab would be “options“, Where we can choose if we want that Conky load at startup or not, add more themes or modules or turn off Conky. They are few options, but they are basic and very configurable options that can make us have a good system monitor, in exchange for very few system resources, oh and besides, both Conky how Conky Manager they are GPL licensed, so they won’t cost us anything.
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