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.
Conky behaviour should depend on what you are doing with it, i.e. what conky has to do.To make it easier, I suggest:1. try to find minimal .conkyrc with similar symptoms2. post your .conkyrc config here ... lot of people here use conky (including myself), and probably have some experience with particular setting you are using