Autostarting conky

Ok, so I’ve been trying to autostart conky.
As it is, I’m running a bunch of conky scripts, and I use a bash script to start them all together. I have been trying to figure out the “System Settings” app, but no luck so far.

So the bash script ( is executable and in my home directory. I’ve tried adding it as a “login script” on the system settings app, but it doesn’t work. Should I add it as an application?

Thank you all in advance. :grinning:

Hi @Bernyjb,

If the script is working fine, it should work having it in ~/.config/plasma-workspace/env/. That’s where I have mine.


Changed a wrong/faulty path. Now correct.

Thank you Mirdarthos. I tried it, but it didn’t work. :slightly_frowning_face:

It does show under “autostart” on the settings app, as a “Pre-startup Script” (with the full path) though…


Accoring to this page:

As suggested by @grawity in the following comment, there is a method valid for all DEs, which is to place the executable in /home/YourName/.config/autostart.

So try placing the file in~/.config/autostart/ and see what happens…


Also, see this PDF from KDE themselves.

Nope. I read the .pdf (and downloaded it. Thank you. :wink:) but again, it didn’t work. I added the script to “autostart” on the system-settings app, but conky shows up before the actual startup, and then it disappears. :man_shrugging:

Alright, nevermind. I’ve been straining my hardware for weeks, because I REALLY want to find a replacement for Fedora, but it’s time to smarten up.
I tried Mabox, and loved the Crunchbang feel it has, but ended up being disappointed, and finally came back to Manjaro when I started having issues to update it. Now, I could deal with conky, but, AGAIN, when I try to update I get a “corrupted GPG keys” message. :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:
I guess it’s time to go back to Fedora…

make a conky.desktop file in ~/.config/autostart with the contents:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Start conky on boot

and reboot

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