Install conky from your package manager. The package is called conky. su -c 'yum install conky' sudo apt-get install conky Once that’s installed you can run conky from the command line. When you first run conky it dosent have a very nice look to it, we’ll fix that later. Now that we know conky works, we can create a little bash script to load conky on boot. #!/bin/bash #Conky start-up delay script #Source: http://ubuntuforums.