How to install Conky with Infinity theme on a Chromebook

infinity-screengrab

Do you like seeing what is going on with your system at all times? Wondering why your Chromebook with Ubuntu is running slow? Then you need Conky!

******* Warning: I have had major problems trying to use the Inifinty Conky theme when using the XFCE Desktop environment. For some reason XFCE does not support the transparency portion of the application.**********

How to install Conky with harshit1990’s Infinity theme on a Chromebook dual booted with Ubuntu Unity Desktop Environment.

Credit for the Conky Infinity theme goes to harshit1990

Things you will need

Custom config files for Conky including infinity theme filesĀ Download Here

Hop over to your Ubuntu Unity Desktop and download the file above and unzip it to the downloads folder should look like this.

home-folder-unzip

Now open a terminal window and install all Conky packages using the following command

sudo apt-get install conky-all

Once it is done you will need to copy the files that you downloaded above into place.

The lua folder and all of its contents will need to be moved to the top home directory and hidden. This can be done using the following command in the same terminal window from above.

sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/CB-ARM-CONKY/lua ~/.lua

Now you need to copy all of the config files into place. This can be done using the following command.

sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/CB-ARM-CONKY/conky/* /etc/conky

Once this is done you are good to go. Now all you have to do is start conky. This can be done with the following command.

conky sh startconky.sh

Additionally if you would like to add Conky to the applications that start when the computer starts up then do the following.

Open “Startup Applications”

startup-applications

Once open you should see this window minus Conky from the list. Mine was already done.

startup-applications-window-main

Click “Add” and fill out the popup box with the following information

Name: Conky Command: conky sh startconky.sh

startup-applications-window-add

Click “Add” and close all open windows.

Your Conky is now configured and running. Please let me know if you have any problems or concerns down in the comment section down below. I have been messing around with Conky for about 3 weeks now and have run into any number of problems that I have since fixed.

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Here is a screenshot of the finished product.

unity-conky-screenshot

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