System monitor is GUI utility that monitors system behavior.

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what are the system monitor applications avaliable? [closed]

May I know what are the system monitor applications available in Ubuntu (GUI/CLI)?
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How can System Monitor display disk io?

I can't imagine this is not possible.... but I can't figure out where to enable it. can't system monitor (gnome-system-monitor) display disk io?
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Swap not available [duplicate]

When I open System Monitor and click Resources, the chart has swap at 0% and says "Swap not available". I was triple booting on my computer, but I removed one of the distros, so that probably has a ...
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monitor and permit or disallow internet traffic

I've seen something similar to the following: When a program requests a resource from the internet, I get an alert of the contents of this , and whether to allow or disallow it .. I could see the ...
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Add time to mate lock-screen

I am migrating a former Filezilla FTP server onto a my ubuntu 13.04 server. The back end stuff is all set up, and working with vsftp. What I want to know is if there is an interface, i can track ...
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Syspeek for Ubuntu 13.10

I've used syspeek since 12.04. It's a nice little tool that monitors system stats, like memory usage and processing usage, very neatly. My version of syspeek broke when I updated to 13.10 and I was ...
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How can I add the current CPU usage to my menu bar as a percentage?

I'm used to OS X and I use MenuMeters in my menu bar to monitor CPU usage as a percentage and memory as used/free totals. I really want to add this functionality in Ubuntu as I'm using it for ...
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System Monitor only displays one type of incoming/outgoing traffic

Somehow my system monitor is not set to display all ppp traffic but is limited to a single incoming/outgoing channel. For instance if it is set for wlan traffic I need to reset it if I use USB modem ...
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Display PID(Process id) on application title bar

I am using eclipse IDE for application development. Some times this IDE will not respond and I need to kill this by opening gnome-system-monitor and pressing End process button. I know that we can ...
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Is there a command to open system monitor?

As stated above, is there a command to open system monitor? Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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What does the “nice” value mean in CPU utilization statistics

I am relatively new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have attached the system monitor to the bar (the upper bar of the screen) and opened the preference to configure this gadget. On the processor tab I see that ...
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How can ending process introduce security risk?

I get this message when ending tasks in System Monitor: I understand ending processes will remove data in memory and break its current session, but how can ending a process create a security risk?? ...
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Where is the config file for the system monitor tool?

Somehow I managed to set the update interval to 0 in the system monitor tool config dialog. Now the tool "hangs" when I try to change configuration. It seems appropriate to just wipe the config file. ...
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Why is System Monitor not starting?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc system and for some reason I can't start the System Monitor at the moment. I know it worked before, some five days ago, and since this is a Live disc system there's no ...
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“/proc/net/dev” contains all zeroes

On my Ubuntu 13.10 desktop, the /proc/net/dev file contains only zeroes for all interfaces other than lo, despite having a working connection. This seems to lead most bandwidth monitoring tools to ...
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Mousetweaks hogging resources

Opening system monitor, mousetweaks is using between 2% and 8% of my CPU's resources. This is a nice program but I need it to use less resources, or I'll un-install it. Except for nautilus, Chromium, ...
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Conky Graphs Out of the Graph Border

I'm having a strange issue with Conky.. It's hard to explain but basically the graphs are moving outside of their border. My '.conkyrc' can be found here: http://pastebin.com/nWPVjKJB Does anyone ...
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Give a programm an unconstrained amount of RAM

I am running a Linux application, not WINE. How can I find out if it has any memory constraints, if any at all? If it does have memory constraints how can I increase it? I have 12GB of system RAM. ...
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Weird System performance

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04. My CPU seems to be going from 70 to 30 every 5 seconds or so. Same for the wireless. Weird stuff going on
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Determine how long the server was off, when it off and when it back on

Is there an application i can install on my server so as to know (be notified ) that server has gone off and for how long it was off and also know the time it went on again. Am trying nagios but cant ...
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System monitor network speed monitor not working for LAN but works for my Wi-fi

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10. I generally use wi-fi to connect to the internet. But Yesterday my wi-fi router occurred some problem and now it's out for warranty. So temporarily I'm using LAN. System monitor ...
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Run multiple instances of gnome-system-monitor

Is there any way to run multiple instances of gnome-system-monitor (System Monitor)? I often find myself needing to use it in multiple sessions (physical and remote) on the same machine, and I'd ...
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Is it possible to change ubuntu skin color?

Can we change the Ubuntu skin color to any other colors like silver. What i mean to say is the default Ubuntu color is Magento (one kind of pink color), i want to change the Ubuntu skin color to any ...
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How to find out which python script is using resources?

Can someone tell me how to find out which python script is using lots of system resources? I can see with the 'top' command that a process called "python" is always near the top of the list. 2603 ...
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Mem vs cache in system monitor?

In the above menu, what does the difference between Mem and cache? Are they both use memory from my RAM? Which program use cache?
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process id of service for cpulimit

I have a service installed (ElasticSearch) on my development machine, and I wish to throttle its CPU usage. I did some searching and found cpulimit, which seems like it should do the trick, but I ...
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System Monitor and free don't say the same

I use System Monitor to check free RAM: But free don't say the same: tuankiet65@UbuntuPC:~$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8092368 ...
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Is this normal CPU/Memory usage for a system that runs nothing but Ubuntu as they start up?

Is this the expected CPU/Memory usage for a pure 13.04 64bit system? I run nothing more than Ubuntu as they are at the moment of the screenshot. ps faux output: pastebin
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Does Process Priority have Defined classes..?

I am searching for an document or related to Processes Priority levels. In Linux, related documentation does not talk about priority levels or Priority classes. It only provides the range of nice ...
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Any tool that displays CPU core utilization? [duplicate]

I like the way System Monitor on Ubuntu displays the usage of different cores on the CPU. I write multi-threaded applications and it is useful for me to see how many cores are being occupied, for how ...
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System Monitor > System tab missing in Ubuntu 13.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 in April, but just today I observed that System tab is missing from System Monitor. I searched on internet and I didn't find too much about this fact. Did they removed it or ...
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Is it possible to direct system monitor output to a file?

I want to save to a text file the CPU and memory usage real-time info displayed in Gnome System Monitor 3.6. Does anybody know if this is possible? If so, how can it be done? If it's not possible with ...
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System moniter incorectly shows CPU constantly on 100%,

Running absolutely nothing, my system monitor states that all four cores of my AMD Phenom II 945 are at 100%, although no individual process can be traced to cause this. At most, Firefox takes 4% of ...
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How do I change the priority of a process/program

I would like to be able to change the priority of the SuperTuxKart process to a higher one so that it will run with less lag. It is quite easy to do on Windows (you just need the administrator ...
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Add a feature like one in Windows task manager?

I really like the System monitor in Ubuntu but there is one feature that I am missing that is in Windows Task manager. In addition to showing the processes Windows task manager also has a tab that ...
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System Monitor disagrees with 'free -m' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System monitor (panel) shows the wrong amount of used ram When I start up my computer, free -m says I have about 1800MB allocated and 150MB free. In System Monitor, it ...
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Downloading files

I'm about to download the program glances made at http://nicolargo.github.com/glances/ to monitor my computer. it offers a .zip file and a .tar.gz file. which file type is more compatible with ubuntu? ...
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Problems booting because the HDD is full. How can I get stuff off my hard drive?

I have used up all the space on my hard drive and when starting up the computer says the only option I have is to start up in basic graphics mode. On the screen it then says stopping system v runlevel ...
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Why is system monitor hogging CPU?

I had nothing better to do last night than stare at my system monitor. As I was engaged in this activity, I became concerned that my CPU usage was nearing 50 or 60 percent, even though I was doing ...
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Can I view Nvidia GPU usage?

I know that I can view CPU usage using System Monitor: Is there such a tool for viewing GPU usage, as well?
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Is there a cpu frequency monitor on ubuntu 12.10

So I was wondering if there Is a ,,system monitor" program that measures cpu frequency on ubuntu ??? like windows 8 has in ,,task manager" or ,,cpu-z" Thank you in advanced
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Cant change niceness even after editing limits.conf

so what i did: in the terminal i typed: sudo su (used pass) then typed: nano /etc/security/limits.conf went to bottom and added: USER - nice -20 (with my ...
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Where is my ram?

I have 2GB installed on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04. After some time of use, I see much of my RAM used. The RAM does not free enough even though I closed all my programs. I included 2 ...
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i added Hibernate option in Ubuntu 12.04 but not working

i created hibernate option using _ sudo gedit /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/hibernate.pkla and i added this in that file_ [Re-enable Hibernate] Identity=unix-user:* ...
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Ubuntu System monitor shows 4 cpu while I have 2 cores

Acording to my laptop website and intel website, my CPU is Intel i5-2410M Processor Number i5-2410M Cores 2 Threads 4 Clock Speed 2.3 GHz Max Turbo Frequency 2.9 GHz so I have two cores, but ...
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Is there tool to see call-stack of running thread similar to Process Explorer by Sysinternals?

Is there tool to see call-stack of running thread similar to Process Explorer by Sysinternals ? So far I tried htop, qps and Linux Process Explorer. None of them can provide that information. ...
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System monitor in console mode

Is there a way to start system monitor app, from the console ?? I am not talking about terminal. I am talking about Ctrl + Alt + F1 mode
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How to extract a list of all devices that were connected to my PC before?

How to know what USB devices had connected to my Ubuntu 12.04 PC. I've read this but I didn't get satisfied since i dont know how to deal with the log file to collect the data I need. Also, I want to ...
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How to hide a running process ?

Using Ubuntu 12.04. is there any way to hide a running process ? That process shouldn't' display in system monitor,top,htop . There is no problem to remember the process id (PID) so observation of ...
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How can I set hotkeys?

How can I set the hotkey ctrl+shift+esc like it is in windows, to the system moniter, or any other programs for that matter