System monitor is GUI utility that monitors system behavior.

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What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity?

I'm used to have System monitoring in the top Gnome Panel: CPU, Temperature, Net, Fan-Speed. (see screenshot below) In Unity, the Top Panel is locked for window name and global menu, so I can't add ...
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What is the equivalent of 'Control-Alt-Delete'?

On Windows anytime the system hangs Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up the Start Up Manager, from which you can end the program or process causing the hang. Is there any command like this on Ubuntu?
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What is the “Waiting Channel” of a process?

In the GNOME System Monitor's Processes tab there is a "Waiting Channel" column. By far the most common values I see here is poll_schedule_timeout , but I also see other values: 0, do_exit, do_wait, ...
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What does 'Nice' mean on the processes tab

What does the 'Nice' column represent on the processes tab of the system monitor?
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A light alternative to gnome-system-monitor?

As I'm programming a little game, I often use gnome-system-monitor to check if there's any memory leak in my program. But the monitor takes too much lime to launch and is pretty slow. Could you ...
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Too many Python processes running

I am running ubuntu 10.10, and everything is working fine. I just checked the system monitor to see what processes run in a linux system..and noticed something strange. There were many python ...
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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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What is 'Getty'? I noticed there is 6 occurences of it in my System Monitor

I'm just curious what 'Getty' is and what it does. The past few days I have noticed that there is always at least 6 instances of it in System Monitor each using about 640KiB memory and status says ...
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What does it mean when the system monitor reports a program as using over 100 percent CPU?

I've seen this behavior in MacOS's Activity Monitor as well. Here's a picture of an example: Playing Minecraft with OpenJDK. I frequently see over 100 CPU when the game's abusing the system. My ...
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Why % CPU doesn't add up to 100?

Why doesn't the "% CPU" in System Monitor add up to 100? (% CPU is the third column on the following screenshot)
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11.10 x86 - memory RAM problem (shows 3.4 GB when 8 GB are installed)

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 x86 on a new computer that has 2 x 4 GB RAM installed (8 GB total). But when I go to the Ubuntu system monitor it only shows 3.4 GB of memory (and ...
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How can I change the OS name from Ubuntu to something else?

I want that applications like System Monitor and Conky display the name MYOS instead of Ubuntu 11.10. Also, I want lsb_release -a and etc. to show MYOS only.
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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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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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Advanced System Monitor/Task Manager?

When using kubuntu I noticed that the standard task manager/system monitor was a bit more capable than gnome-system-monitor, is there a more advanced system/task monitor for ubuntu that is based on ...
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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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How can I view the load average over a shorter time period?

uptime reports load averages over the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes. How can I view the load average over the last 10 seconds?
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Software to monitor disk space and send email on threshold

I'm looking for something that can monitor disk usage on my partitions and send an email alert when threshold is reached. For example, when sdb1 has 10 % disk space left it will send an email to me. ...
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How do I add System Monitor applet to the Gnome panel in Netbook Edition?

I need to add the System Monitor applet to the Gnome Panel in Ubuntu Netbook Edition. My setup is as following: 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) with Netbook Edition interface installed instead of Unity. ...
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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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System monitor show 8 CPUs for my Intel i7-3820QM?

I have a new System76 Gazelle laptop with an Intel i7-3820QM CPU. My understanding was that this chip was a quad-core. If so, why does system monitor show 8 cpus?
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In System monitor what is the difference between Kill Process and End Process

When I want to kill a process via System Monitor I am presented with 2 quick ways, Kill Process and End Process. What is the difference between this two?
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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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Can I use all my RAM for application data?

I have yet another question about "where is my Linux memory" Question goes: can I use cache for application data? On my laptop I have 1GB ram. Situation after some time of work: browser takes 400MB ...
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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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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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Monitor CPU usage in unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity? Back when I used gnome-panels, I really liked the System Monitor applet. It let me keep an eye on ...
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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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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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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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System Monitor and top reporting wildly different memory usage

Lately, while browsing, I often get that the computer comes to a crawl. At the same time I notice memory consumptions of close to 90% by programs/ 10% as cache as indicated by the System Monitor ...
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Different memory types in System Monitor

On the ubuntu system monitor there are different types of memory listed: Virtual Memory, Resident Memory, Writeable Memory, Shared Memory & X Server Memory. What are the differences between them, ...
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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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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
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How do priorities work on ubuntu's 12.04 system monitor?

I noticed in my system monitor app, on the "Processes" tab, that one can change the 'priority' of a certain program. What specifically would this do? (I'm new)
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What is the difference between using System Monitor and Terminal to kill a process?

When I shutdown my minecraft it never closes all the way, I have looked for a solution but found none. After awhile I gave up and decided that I would manually kill it when I wanted to close it. If I ...
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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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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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Why does Gnome System monitor never tell me what process is actually using the CPU?

I have an applet in my Gnome Panel which shows me the current load of my CPU. This is important on my laptop because it's a slightly older machine, and so knowing when I should let it finish one task ...
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How can I view power statistics on a desktop computer?

I can view power statistics on my laptop by clicking the battery icon in the indicator applet. How can I access this screen on a desktop computer?
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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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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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Can I exclude system monitor itself from the CPU usage shown?

Is it possible, as an option, to ignore the gnome-system-monitor process itself from the gnome-system-monitor calculation (% cpu, etc.) ?
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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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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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Is there an application indicator for CPU usage by core?

I love System Load Indicator (indicator-multiload), but it doesn't reflect the usage of the individual CPU cores, just the overall CPU usage. Sometimes I'll have an application max out a single core ...
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making “gnome-system-monitor” a custom shortcut “ctrl+alt+del” like windows “Task Manager” isn't working

I went to "System Settings", "keyboard", "shortcuts", "custom shortcuts", I added a custom shortcut and called it "task manager" in the "command line:" I typed "gnome-system-monitor", and I gave it ...
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Unity equivalent to the Gnome 2 system monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can replace system monitoring in the top Gnome Panel in Unity? I'm using gnome 2 right now and looking to switch to unity, but one thing that I really miss is the ...
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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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System Monitor Resources Customisation

Im currently usig ubuntu as a server, and i use gnome-system-monitor to track (visually) how much cpu load is being consumed, however, I only see the last 60 seconds of usage. Is there a way to set ...