System monitor is GUI utility that monitors system behavior.

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All 4 CPUs showing above 90% in system monitor

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. When I use simple screen recorder, chrome or firefox, and any text editor, in the system monitor I can see all the 4 CPUs showing 90% above usage. But if I open all these ...
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Why is the CPU % sort indicator backwards in System Monitor application?

My system is 14.04 and when I open the System Monitor application then click on the % CPU header the sort indicator is opposite. When the wide end is on top, lower utilization process are shown first ...
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How can I update Gnome system monitor?

I noticed there's a new version of Gnome system monitor while my version is 3.18.2. I tried to remove and reinstall it but I still have the same version. Opening Software Updater doesn't recommend me ...
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Network Usage Monitor

Is there any working app to monitor Daily, Weekly , Monthly data usage via wifi/Ethernet. I do have limited data usage plans. System monitor is not of my taste, it just tell me data usage of current ...
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Steam -> Dota 2 will not boot/launch

Well, i can't play DOTA 2 (switched from WIN). When i press Play on steam, it says it is launching and then it is running, no sign of DOTA at all, but system monitor, what only shows 2 processes ...
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Wrong number of cpus in system monitor

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. I have two Intel Xeon E5-2683 V4 CPUs. Each CPU has 16 cores and 2 threads per core, but the system monitor only shows 58 processors. Why does the system monitor only show ...
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System monitor in corner of Desktop whenever I boot into Ubuntu 16.04

Every time I boot into Ubuntu, I get this small system monitor like window and if I click outside of the box it will be removed, but I still want to know what is causing this.
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Ubuntu 15.10 uses only 1 core

System monitor app shows that ubuntu uses only one core 100% (constantly over 99%) and the other 7 are not used at all (0%) also -while one core being at 100%- checking on the processes tab (which I ...
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Why doesn't System Monitor tell me which process is using the CPU?

On a Ubuntu 14.04 machine I set up recently, I noticed that sometimes the CPU consumption in System Monitor was at 30 or 40%, yet in the list of processes, only a few processes were listed as using ...
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GNUNet Service Transport Always using Upload Network Traffic

The Case: Few moments ago I unintentionally saw an upload indicator in System Monitor, and it always indicating an active upload traffic about 40-60KiB/s but sometimes could exceed 70-80KiB/s (yes i ...
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System monitor, does it work?

Ubuntu 15.10, amd fx 8320, 16GB ram 2400, asrock 970 pro3 rev2. I have 2 frozen windows LVM and Ubuntu software center... the browser (And flashvideos ) are playing and the rest of the system is ...
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How to find harddisk access usage as a percentage like in Windows Task Manager

I need to find the hard disk access as a percentage like in Windows Task manager. My hard disk light keep on light up for several minutes when I am working on Android studio, and I need to find what ...
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NTM - Network Traffic Monitor GUI

I installed NTM and I have a few queries: I tried to launch it both from cl or using the icon but I do not know if it is running ! Whenever I tried to launch it from terminal I am getting "Vector ...
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To monitor characteristics of GPU in 14.04-15.10?

I am doing computation between CPU and GPU. I would like to know how well my CUDA computation performs in GTX 960 with Matlab R2015b (also testing with R2016a review). There are some trends which I ...
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How to change “Device” identifier displayed in System Monitor?

System Monitor displays a list of mounted "Devices" under the "File System" tab. I would like to change the identifier that is associated with a "Device" listed in System Monitor. How can this be done?...
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“socat” process using 100% of a CPU core on Ubuntu 15.04

Recently, my computer, which is running Ubuntu 15.04 with the GNOME desktop environment installed, has started running slowly. I wondered why this was happening and looked in gnome-system-monitor, ...
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System Monitor fails to launch

Ubuntu 15.10, System Monitor doesn't launch. Trying to launch from terminal gets this error: gnome-system-monitor: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgiomm-2.4.so.1: undefined symbol: ...
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Cannot install Hardware Sensors Monitor

I strictly followed instructions How do I get the CPU temperature? But when I run the "sudo apt-get install sensors-applet" it finishes fine but not able to find any command in the Dash
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The gnome-system-monitor does not show network history

The gnome-system-monitor does not show network history. What information is needed to help diagnose the problem? I have never had this problem until 14.04.I do not know if it is related to the problem,...
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Character limit on process name?

I notice I can't get much info on processes associated with the chromium browser, whether I am looking at gnome-system-monitor, top, or the like. Any process associated with chromium reads as chromium-...
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Monitoring resource usage by single application over period of time

I am looking for an utility which can monitor the resource usage (CPU & RAM) by an application. I have an third party application which runs as service, once started, it will receive requests ...
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Any task manager to sort processes by disk or network activity?

The Task Manager in Windows 8+ has Disk and Network activity columns for processes. Processes can be sorted by those with highest activity on Disk or on Network. I do not find these options in the ...
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Why is there .exe process on my system monitor?

Title says it all :) Why is there .exe process on my system monitor ? Is this because i installed wine ? Screenshot :
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How can 'system monitor' can be turned into as powerful as Task manager of Windows in Ubuntu14.04?

When I use heavy software sometimes my computer gets hanged. I have to open my laptop battery to restart. Is it possible to open system monitor by keyboard shortcut like what we do in windows by ctrl+...
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14.04 - What's with systemd-udevd? Heavy CPU and RAM usage when system idle w/o any application running

I have left my laptop on overnight for charging two video recording devices via USB. Next day I woke up, I found that there was heavy CPU, ram, and swap usage (screencap for reference). In System ...
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Unusual network activity is seen in Ubuntu's built-in System Monitor (14.04 LTS 64bit Spanish)

I detected some unusual networking activity on my PC. In System Monitor appears strange networking data-transfer, even when i close my web browser (Google Chrome 44.0.2403.130 64-bit) the activity ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 nagios-...
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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 "...