System monitor is GUI utility that monitors system behavior.

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Which system monitors are able to show me a non-rounded memory usage?

Backstory: I am trying to detect memory leaks in a program by viewing the memory used from the system monitor, and seeing if it rises while doing a certain activity. System Monitor unfortunately ...
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System Monitor Network Speed Not Matching Online Tests

The upload/download indicated in System Monitor is always about an order of magnitude lower than what is reported by online tests such as speedtest.net or att.com/speedtest Does anyone know why this ...
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Make a program automatically take higher priority?

I'm using my Ubuntu OS to play Minecraft. I can get the game to run a little faster by closing my other programs and giving the Minecraft java process a higher priority via the System Monitor. The ...
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CPU number differs in 'About this computer' and /cpu/cpuinfo

Question: I'd like to ask what may cause that there are two different informations about the number of processors. See the reports below. System dialog: If open the System settings/Details tab ...
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System Load Indicator does not display any data

System Load Indicator does not display middle section between the menu "Open System Monitor" and "Preference" for couple of weeks. Please see the image: I have uninstalled and reinstalled but it is ...
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Weird system monitor column sorting

What is the exact meaning of the sort arrows in Ubuntu system monitor? As my screenshot shows, the sorting is done on the first digit on the left of the divider for seconds, but then jumps to single ...
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How to monitor the effect of increasing or decreasing swappiness?

I'm on a system with 1.5GB RAM (don't laugh!), half of which is generally being used by Firefox. Currently, 3% of the 3GB Swap are being used (some 80MB). I tried to change the swappiness like so: ...
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System Monitor does not show load averages [closed]

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and I noticed that the system monitor no longer shows the load averages :-( I don't see any good reason why this was removed. The new version doesn't even have a ...
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System Monitor showing incorrect number of CPUs

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04.2 Desktop. The System Monitor tool is showing me 32 CPUs when I'm expecting 56. Should I be concerned? Screenshot of System Monitor: As you can see, it shows 32 ...
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What disk does System Load Indicator track?

I have two disks, but System Load Indicator (indicator-multiload) tracks only the read/write operations for one of them. Which of the two does it track? Is there a way to show the operations for both? ...
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How to make a system monitoring in ubuntu-touch?

I want to know a bit of system status in ubuntu-touch for cpu/ memory usage, but I don't know how to get something like the "system monitor" in ubuntu desktop. Is there any tool/ app for this?
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What is the System Monitor CPU reporting limit?

I have a system with 36 actual cores and 36 additional hyperthreaded virtual cores. Software I use indicates they are all working well. System monitor shows 32 CPUs instead of 36 or 72. Is 32 the ...
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What does threatening to kill a process in gnome-system-monitor do?

If I play Minecraft, it freezes often (~every 20 sec); if I select the Java process in System Monitor and press delete, the end process box pops up. At this point, Minecraft unfreezes and accepts all ...
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Can't find what loads CPU

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 x64 on my Dell XPS 15 9530 laptop. I noticed that my CPU is loaded pretty heavily, although I can't find the process(es) which take(s) these resources. ` Processes sorted ...
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What is the difference between stopping, ending and killing a process? [duplicate]

As I always see the three options in system monitor, I thought I'd ask what the differences are. Even though there seems to be a clear gradation with how violent the commands are (end < stop < ...
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Increase number of seconds in the time interval in system monitor

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 BIT OS. My Gnome-System-Monitor shows the graph for only for last 15 seconds, I want make it to show graph for 60 seconds. How to make this change. Note: Other Linux OS ...
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How can I access network statistics (like bandwith/data usage) in logs for the past 2 weeks?

I want to extract network statistics of past two weeks. It should contain information like the uploads and downloads, also the network speed (bandwith ) I received. I tried system monitor, but ...
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Hide Disk read/write from System Monitor indicator

For some reason, my System Monitor indicator is now showing textual disk read/write speeds along the graphs: I cannot figure out how to remove it. When I open the preferences, only "Processor" and ...
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What is “load” in System Load Indicator?

System Load Indicator displays plots of CPU activity, memory use, hard drive i/o, etc. There's also a "Load" graph, but I don't know what it means. What exactly is this "Load"?
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What's eating my internet bandwidth? Incompatibility between nethogs and System Monitor's Network History

When I open System Monitor, the Network History shows that there are ~64 KiB/s being downloaded constantly. And it's not my doing! So I wanted to see which application is downloading and I installed ...
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Resource Monitoring Utility?

My new linux installation (Ubuntu Gnome) freezes from time to time and this is becoming very annoying. The biggest problem is that I don't know which process is responsible. I don't know if Gnome is ...
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Ubuntu System Monitor

I'm doing a comparison about Windows OS and Ubuntu OS, and I know there is a "system monitor" in Ubuntu, can i know how it works and what is the function of it?
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How do i get the following scripts to work for Conky?

I've already learned how to do basic Conky set ups, but I'm very interested in getting the following one on my system; however, I can't clearly understand how to set this up. Can anyone give me ...
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Is there a easy way, for example through an advanced system monitor, to know what a process is

Some times, I'm curious about what a process is. Usually, I just type the name of the process into Google or Wikipedia. But that's really annoying. So is there an advanced system monitor or a plugin ...
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How to: autocreation of system performance / health log?

I want my system to create file with a history entries filled by: exact time CPU, GPU, HDD temperatures network total up/down bytes RAM and swap % usage Less important: CPU, GPU, HDD loads ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Guest Account - Disable CTRL ALT DEL

I'm setting up a Ubuntu Linux install as a base for VMWare View. I have it set to auto login using the guest account. The guest account is perfect for this because when the machine restarts it ...
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Some buttons are too big?

I don't know how this happened, but certain buttons are showing as gigantic and it looks weird. In Files, the directory buttons like home, forward, back etc are huge. Same thing with System Monitor, ...
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checking OS details in ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS in my computer. when i am triying to see the details about my system then it shows me ubuntu 14.04 LTS instead of ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. why the details not shown ...
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System Monitor not getting started in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The System Monitor application is just not getting started in my recently upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Even from Terminal it is not getting started but giving a message that it does not recognize the ...
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How to record chrome cpu and memory usage

Is it possible to record google-chromes cpu and ram usage?? with terminal or other software that will do the same task ?? Thank you in advance
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What are the different parts of the system monitor, and what do they all do?

I know that there are the 3 tabs at the top, and there is the preferences menu, but what can each of these sections mean? What is Control Group, and why is it blank? There are a lot of fields that I ...
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Different Sources are reporting different CPU usage levels when system is idle, how can I determine which is accurate?

Sorry if this is a repost, my Google searches didn't turn up anything with an applicable solution to my issue, the closest I got was this one When I posted my stats for the same question I was told ...
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nagios NRPE CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds

Getting following error on nagios server root@VMb:/usr/local/nagios/libexec# ./check_nrpe -H 54.255.1.99 -n CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.
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nagios nrpe dameon check_nrpe plugin missing

I installed nagios nrpe on a remote machine from Ubuntu repository sudo apt-get install nagios-nrpe-server , and plugins with: sudo apt-get install nagios-plugins-basic nagios-plugins ...
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How do I stop system monitor from being transparent?

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and system monitor isn't working properly. I cannot resize the window and the white background/transparent is missing when I go the the Resources tab.
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Network Monitoring System

I'm looking for a network monitoring system with these requirements. So far we tested Icinga but it didn't work well on our 32 inch: Freeware/GPL Monitor Linux/Windows Good for 32 inch display ...
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Proccessor is busy all the time

I don't really remember when the laptop first started to experienced this problem but the problem is when I open my laptop, I don't know how or why, it is like the laptop is starting to make a dozens ...
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In Consistent RAM reports

"System Monitor" tells me i am using 1.3GB of 2.9GB at 42.8% "atop" tells me i am have 174.8M Free "top" tells me i have 3072772 total, 2894424 used, 178348 free 3072772KB = 2.93042373657227GB ...
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Software suddenly not starting, doesn't show up in System Monitor

Specifically, I'm trying to get RStudio to work on Ubuntu 12.04. Yesterday it was working fine, but now when I either click or try to start it from terminal, exactly nothing happens. The prompt ...
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How do I print the Processes data from gnome-system-monitor?

I would like to print a list of active processes. I have no idea how to do so. Can you offer suggestions? An alternative could be a routine that logs processes so I can print from the log file. I ...
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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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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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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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How to open system monitor easily?

As stated above, is there a command to open system monitor?
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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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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 ...