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I'm trying to install Conky in Mint 14 cinnamon. I used synaptic package manager to install but I have nothing in the menu that says Conky. Where is it located? How do i run it?

How else can I install it? I am kinda new to linux.
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You have to create a conky script. It's not an application that will show up in your menu. For example, here is mine:
Code:
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus)
own_window yes
own_window_type normal
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager
own_window_argb_visual yes

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# fiddle with window
use_spacer yes
use_xft no

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1.5

#Maximum Width of Window
maximum_width 320

# Minimum size of text area
# minimum_size 250 5

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Text stuff
draw_outline no # amplifies text if yes
draw_borders no
font arial
uppercase yes # set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 3

# border margins
border_margin 5

# border width
border_width 6

# Default colors and also border colors, grey90 == #e5e5e5
default_color white

own_window_colour brown
own_window_transparent yes

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
#alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
alignment bottom_right

# Gap between borders of screen and text
gap_x 10
gap_y 10

# stuff after ‘TEXT’ will be formatted on screen

TEXT
$color
${color #00758D}SYSTEM ${hr 2}$color
$nodename $sysname

${color #00758D}CPU ${hr 2}$color
Intel i7 2700k @ 5300 MHZ

Total CPU: ${cpu cpu0}%
${color #00758D}${cpubar}$color

${color #00758D}${processes} Total

${color #00758D}Temperature ${hr 2}$color
Core 01: $alignr ${platform coretemp.0 temp 1}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}C
Core 02: $alignr ${platform coretemp.0 temp 2}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}C
Core 03: $alignr ${platform coretemp.0 temp 3}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}C
Core 04: $alignr ${platform coretemp.0 temp 4}${iconv_start UTF-8 ISO_8859-1}° ${iconv_stop}C

${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu1 9CE71A EAF90F}
${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu2 9CE71A EAF90F}
${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu3 9CE71A EAF90F}
${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu4 9CE71A EAF90F}
${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu5 9CE71A EAF90F}
${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu6 9CE71A EAF90F}
${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu7 9CE71A EAF90F}
${color #00758D}${cpugraph cpu8 9CE71A EAF90F}

${color #00758D}Processes ${hr 2}$color
NAME            PID      CPU%   MEM%   OWNER
${color CCFFFF}${top name 1} ${top pid 1} ${top cpu 1} ${top mem 1} ${top user 1}
${top name 2} ${top pid 2} ${top cpu 2} ${top mem 2} ${top user 2}
${top name 3} ${top pid 3} ${top cpu 3} ${top mem 3} ${top user 3}
${top name 4} ${top pid 4} ${top cpu 4} ${top mem 4} ${top user 4}
${top name 5} ${top pid 5} ${top cpu 5} ${top mem 5} ${top user 5}
${top name 6} ${top pid 6} ${top cpu 6} ${top mem 6} ${top user 6}
${top name 7} ${top pid 7} ${top cpu 7} ${top mem 7} ${top user 7}
${top name 8} ${top pid 8} ${top cpu 8} ${top mem 8} ${top user 8}
${top name 9} ${top pid 9} ${top cpu 9} ${top mem 9} ${top user 9}
${top name 10} ${top pid 10} ${top cpu 10} ${top mem 10} ${top user 10}$color

${color #00758D}MEMORY ${hr 2}$color
RAM Used: ${mem}        RAM Free: ${memfree}/ ${memmax}
 RAM: $memperc%  ${color #00758D} ${membar 6}$color

${color #00758D}DISK ${hr 2}$color
Root: ${fs_free_perc /}% ${color #00758D} ${fs_bar 6 /}$color
Home: ${fs_free_perc /home}% ${color #00758D} ${fs_bar 6 /home}$color
${color1}Disk IO:${color2} ${alignr}$diskio
${color #00758D}${diskiograph 668ABF 9AB7DC}

${font size=16}${#00758D}Network${#00758D}${hr}${font}
${color white}Upload:${color white}
${color #00758D}${upspeedgraph eth0 668ABF 9AB7DC}
${color white}Download:${color white}
${color #00758D}${downspeedgraph eth0 668ABF 9AB7DC}

save the file as conkyrc.cpu or whatever you want really and then to run it, make a file called run.sh and include the following:
Code:
#!/bin/sh

conky -c /home/YOURUSERNAME/conkyrc.cpu


and then you can just execute that file and it should pop up on your desktop thumb.gif
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just name it .conkyrc and it will automatically use it. There is another location, don't remember.
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