Infinity: A Stunning Theme for Conky | Ubuntu, LinuxMint and Fedora

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. There are many nice themes available for Conky that can display clock, CPU usage, RAM usage, swap, disk, net and more, Infinity is one of these themes built using lua and provide a great look to your desktop.

In this post I will show you how to install Infinity Conky theme in Ubuntu (tested in Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’, Ubuntu 13.04 ‘Raring Ringtail’), LinuxMint and Fedora.

Installation instructions of Infinity Theme for Conky:

1- Install Conky

– For Ubuntu and LinuxMint:

sudo apt-get install conky

– Fedora:

yum install conky

2- Download and extract the Infinity tar file, remember that you need to install rar and unrar to be able to extract the file, run this command to install some useful extraction tools:

sudo apt-get install unace unrar zip unzip p7zip-full p7zip-rar sharutils rar uudeview mpack lha arj cabextract file-roller


3- Now open the infinity folder and rename the following folders and files:

  •         Change name of conkyrc to .conkyrc
  •         Change name of lua to .lua
  •         Change name of conky to .conky

4- Copy these 3 files .conkyrc, .lua and .conky files to your /home directory.

5 – Open .conkyrc and adjust the screen resolution according to your desktop, to see your resolution go to Applications –> Displays:

And change the resolution in the .conkyrc file, if your resolution is 1366X768 then you don`t have to do anything.

6- Also adjust haunted.lua in .lua directory according to screen resolution (Go to next step if your resolution is : 1366 X 768).
7- Now you are ready to run Conky.
Open terminal and type:

$chmod a+x ~/.conky/
 $sh ~/.conky/

It will start after a delay of 15.
8- Start Conky with startup:

If you want Conky to load with startup, go to startup applications:

and add this command to startup application as described below:

sh ~/.conky/

That is all.

Now you have a nice desktop like this: