Remember that this is demonstrated on  an Antergos machine. But you will have to do the same actions on any other distro. As long as the applications are installed, it will work.

You will see me install conky. Future scripts will install conky automatically. This is option 3.

You could also install a more graphical variant that can cope with lua programming like clocks, dials etc…

The last one would be overkill but it will work also. And if you are thinking about installing the aureola conky’s, it is quite necessary.

When on Antergos

Edit the file conky-i3statusbar and remove and add hashtags to see the volume in the correct way. These are the small differences between distro’s. Around line 100.

Open this file as there are other lines that are just fine on debian based systems but that will not work on arch based systems.

Check the number of updates, check the name of your ethernet or wireless card,