Conky date- Easy way to display time, date on your desktop

Conky date is another conky theme that allow you to display time, date and information of your system on your desktop.

Installation is quit easy, just follow these steps (Tested on Ubuntu12.04 Precise Pangolin and LinuxMint 13 RC Maya):

1- Install conky

sudo apt-get install conky-all

2- Download conky date theme to .conky directory, if it is not existing create it manually

cd .conky wget

3- Now start conky date by typing this command in terminal

cocky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc

until now you have the theme installed and working.

If you want to change the location of the time/date/ system information from bottom-right to somewhere else on your desktop. Edit ~/.conky/conkyrc

gedit ~/.conky/conkyrc

and look for position and change it. For borders change gap_x and gap_y:

If you want to make it start automatically with system startup, go to to menu and open startup applications, then click on add and fill in the following

Name : conky date start

command : sh -c “sleep 30s; conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc”

Via lffl

  • Slade

    the start up command does not want to work, is there any way to force it?

  • Bloodflame87

    create a file called in your home directory, set it to be executable. in startup applications, just add “/home/USERNAME/” without the quotes as the command to call the script when logging in. open the file in gedit, and add this:

    sleep 15
    conky -c ~/.conky/.conkyrc

    the line “sleep 15” is how many seconds the script waits to load after logging in. the desktop should be completely loaded before starting conky, so adjust this accordingly. sometimes takes some trial and error.

    hope this helps.

  • Everybody Dotheconky

     There’s no need to do that. Simple issue  ” conky -d -p 15 ” in your startup applications

  • Shrijit

    Wallpaper link please !

  • Maurice

    Shrijit and everyone that want the wallpaper, open a tab on your browser and point to then click on the top bar in image and then from this page drag and drop the image into the other tab on the search input on google and it will show you the links for this image.

  • Saul Uribe

    Thanks, that’s what i was looking, simple and fast