The officially official Devuan Forum!

You are not logged in.

#1 2020-07-29 12:32:18

Registered: 2020-04-14
Posts: 15  

[HowTo]Add debian version in conky

Conky is a open source software desktop system monitor for the X Window System. It is available for Linux, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD. Source

My work are forked from Neon Cipher good tutorial => Conky System Monitor on My Desktop. How to Install and Configure It on Linux.

I add the code after the 85 line in the conky.conf file:

sudo nano ~/.config/conky/conky.conf
$font${color DimGray}Debian Version $alignr ${execi 30 cat /etc/debian_version}

The output:


Don't forget to adjust the config file with your material.

Here the forked config file in english:


if you encounter any inconsistencies with the amount of memory, just toggle "no_buffers" to yes in the conky.conf file, stop and start conky processu with the system monitor, open an terminal and write conky and enter to take effects.

Last edited by wingcommander1999 (2020-07-31 08:51:06)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 - Gigabyte AB350 Gaming - 2x8GB DDR4 - SSD HyperX MLC 120GB / HDD Toshiba 1TO - RX570 Pulse 8GB - Lepa MaxBron 500W - Zalman NEO 9 White


#2 2020-08-02 17:18:11

Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 140  

Re: [HowTo]Add debian version in conky

And why do you use the sudo command for editing conky config in user dir?


Board footer