you can place your .conky rc for i3 anywhere and just put in the proper path. I place my i3 conkyrc in the .i3 directory, then call appropriatelystatus_command conky -c /home/you/.i3/.conkyrc
I have a new install of Ubuntu desktop on an old IBM T43 laptop, and I am trying to get conky up and running. I've copied one of the sample .conkyrc files from the conky sourceforge page and pasted it into ~/.conkyrc . However, I've rebooted conky several times (killall -SIGUSR1 conky) and it still uses the default configuration in: /etc/conky/conky.conf .
If you want your linux desktop to look good, you cannot omit conky, the amazing system monitor tool that you can put on the desktop with endless creative ways. Yesterday I checked Gnome-look and found Path-indicator conky, a new conky config with a unique style, color and shape. Here is a screenshot of Path-indicator conky:
Here is the link to download Path-indicator conky.
So, the exec variable is a necessary evil for me. I mean it is a complete cpu hog.
I created a script to monitor some behind the scenes activity of my pc and then incorporated in conky via the exec variable. Each instance of exec uses about 3 % of CPU on my linux pc.
I run a simple conkyrc which I launch and toggle on/off using a separate bash script and places an icon in the system tray. This launcher script is added to startup via systemsettings and both scripts are of course executable. I have no problem with the conkyrc itself, but the launcher script no longer functions as it should.
I had installed conky using sudo apt-get install conky-all and use the following tutorial to configure: http://www.unixmen.com/configure-conky-lua-in-ubuntu-11-10-12-04-fedora-....
The configuration works properly in Unity desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 and everything seems OK, however using Gnome 3 shell nothing appears on the desktop.
I have used following command to invok