Conky is a light-weight system monitor for X, which displays a variety of information on your desktop. Conky is a highly configurable program which can monitor various time-varying system properties such as CPU load/temperature, free memory, free disk space, battery status, network traffic, etc. Conky consumes little system resources because it renders information within a desktop theme instead of using separate widget toolkits. It is really so simple to configure Conky on CentOS 7 and this tutorial covers the ground on the same process.
Before you begin the process, make sure you add the epel repository by making use of the following command.
[root@linuxhelp11 ~]# yum install epel-release.noarch -y Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks . . Installed: epel-release.noarch 0:7-9 Complete!
And once it is done, you need to run the following command which installs the Conky tool.
[root@linuxhelp11 ~]# yum install conky -y Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks . . Dependency Installed: imlib2.x86_64 0:1.4.5-9.el7 tolua++.x86_64 0:1.0.93-14.el7 wireless-tools.x86_64 1:29-13.el7 Complete!
Once it is don, you need to run the following command to run background process.
[root@linuxhelp11 ~]# conky & Conky: window type - desktop Conky: drawing to created window (0x1800001) . . (gnome-session-properties:61975): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_window_set_titlebar() called on a realized window
Once all of the process is done, you need to open the Conky application.
And then open the Gnome session properties.
You should then add a customize command to run Conky tool.
With this , the method to configure the Conky tool comes to an end.
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