Install Conky Box on Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10
How to install a conky script to display clock, date, and system info in Ubuntu
Here's how you can install Conky Box on your Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 system. This will let you see clock, date and system information on your desktop.
1. Open a terminal window.
2. Type in the following command then hit Enter.
sudo apt-get install conky-all
3. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.
wget -c http://goo.gl/MSqme -O conky_box.zip
unzip conky*.zip && cd Conk*
cp Box.png ~/
cp *.lua ~/
mkdir -p ~/Conky_Box
cp conkyrc ~/Conky_Box
4. To start Conky Box, use this command:
conky -c ~/Conky_Box/conkyrc
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