In this tutorial we will show you how to install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Conky is an open source system monitor tool for any versions system on Linux. It is able to monitor many system variables, including CPU status, swap space, temperatures, disk storage, processes, network interfaces, battery status and a host of others and then display the information on your desktop. It can also display other things like time, calendars, weather and the like.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Conky system on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Conky.
Install Conky Manager on Ubuntu 16.04, use the following commands:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install conky-manager
Once installed, start it from Unity Dash or your application menu.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Conky. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing latest stable version of Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Conky web site.