One of my first ever posts was about conky and wbar on crunchbang linux.
Crunchbang has since been replaced with a community led fork, Bunsenlabs, and it’s well worth checking out. I’m so impressed with it that it’s my laptop OS of choice, giving me very little grief installing onto my disappointingly-not-particularly-linux-friendly Dell XPS 15, unlike other popular distros. Suffice to say, Bunsenlabs has saved my XPS15 from the financial damage limitation exercise known as ebay.
In any case, I thought I’d include a link to my own .conkyrc file. It’s simple and neat, nothing too fancy.
The download file is called conkyrc. Once downloaded, just rename it to .conkyrc i.e. put the dot in front (hidden file and the conky default), and copy it to your home directory, remembering to back up any existing .conkyrc file already in your home directory first.
If you want to edit yours to make it your own, the man page for conky is very good, but I find this better.