How To Install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Conky is an open-source system monitor tool for any versioning system on Linux. It is able to monitor many system variables, including CPU status, swap space, temperatures, disk storage, processes, network interfaces, battery status, and a host of others, and then display the information on your desktop. It can also display other things like time, calendars, weather, and the like.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation Conky system on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Conky.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Conky.

Install Conky Manager on Ubuntu 16.04, using the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install conky-manager

Step 3. Accessing Conky on Ubuntu Linux.

Once successfully installed, now we start it from Unity Dash or your application menu.

Install Conky on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Conky. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest stable version of Conky on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Conky website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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