Install Conky on Nintendo Switch


Monitors CPU, RAM, disk usage, and more.
This sits on your desktop, refreshing once a second, with pretty graphs showing you all you need to know.
To run: it should autostart on boot.
To run in a terminal: conky

Fortunately, Conky is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Conky.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu Noble, which is currently version 5.1.2 Ubuntu Noble.
Conky will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Conky

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Conky.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Appearance category.

Now scroll down to find Conky in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Conky for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at