Conky

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Install

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop.

sudo apt install conky-all
nano ~/.conkyrc file
conky # if we want to run a specific configuration file, use conky -c CONKYRCFILE

killall conky # if you want to stop Conky

Conky GUI manager

Another way to configure conky is to install conky-manager. See Conky | Awesome system monitor for Linux.

Tips

Lubuntu

For Lubuntu 14.04, the Conky's transparent function does not work. To deal with the autostart, follow the suggestion from askubuntu.com. That is, go to ~/.config/autostart folder, create or copy+paste the file called conky.desktop with a content like

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=sh "/home/brb/.conky/conky-startup.sh"
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_IN]=Conky
Name=Conky
Comment[en_IN]=
Comment=

and

[email protected]:~$ cat .conky/conky-startup.sh 
conky &
exit 0
[email protected]:~$ ls -l .conky/conky-startup.sh 
-rw-rw-r-- 1 brb brb 37 Aug 30 20:17 .conky/conky-startup.sh

On auto start on Lubuntu 18.04, add the path to the application to ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart ; see How can I add new autostart programs in Lubuntu?