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

I was wondering if its still possible to get the Activity Monitor for things like load and ram usage like you used to be able to on 10.04 LTS.

I noticed that all them disappeared after the upgrade to 12.04, now all I get is the File, Edit menu buttons on that bar is there a way to add to this section of the menu bar?

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Install Indicator Multiload:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Network, memory and cpu usage indicator; this is a port of the original System Monitor GNOME Panel applet (gnome-system-monitor applet).

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In Preferences you can customize the output to fit it to your desktop theme:

  • E: Invalid operation ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
    – myusuf3
    May 1, 2012 at 3:32
  • thats strange i have this on my PC!!! and it updated just day before yesterday!!! and now i tried again to add i getting the same error as you launchpad.net/~indicator-multiload/+archive/stable-daily it says here its available for precise !!!! May 1, 2012 at 15:29
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    just found my mistake, the command is wrong, updated the thread! the first command should be sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily May 1, 2012 at 15:30

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