Install & Setup Harmattan Conky Theme in Ubuntu Desktop

May 31, 2017 — 1 Comment

ubuntu 17.04

Harmattan is a set of conky themes that display a desktop widget on Ubuntu desktop with information of date and time, weather forecast, network speed, and system resource usage.

conky themes

For those who want to try this conky theme, here’s a step by step how to setup guide:

1. First of all, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install conky if you don’t have it via command:

sudo apt install conky-all

2. Download the conky theme via the link below:

Download Harmattan Master

3. Extract the tarball, go into result folder and move the .harmattan-assets folder (press Ctrl+H to view hidden folders) to user’s home directory.

move to user home

Then open the result folder in terminal:

4. When the terminal opens, run the preview.sh script via command:

./preview.sh

You’ll see a desktop conky widget, now you can do:

  • press h or l to switch themes.
  • Press j or k to change formats.
  • Press n or m to switch modes.

After selected your favorite theme, press i in terminal to setup OpenWeatherMp API and your City ID.

5. Finally open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to edit the .conkyrc file:

gedit ~/.conkyrc

When the file opens, do:

  • Change window_type= to "override" to remove widget border.
  • Change the value of gap_x and gap_y to move widget location.

For the network connection issue, find your device name via command:

ifconfig

In my case it’s enp2s0, so in the .conkyrc file replace all enp0s1 with enp2s0 (use Search -> Find and Replace … menu).

Finally save the file and enjoy!

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One response to Install & Setup Harmattan Conky Theme in Ubuntu Desktop

  1. Christoph Abraham July 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Many Thanks ! I have conkyrc

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