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System monitor is GUI utility that monitors system behavior.

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Ubuntu CPU Load of Processes does not Refresh in System Monitor

I just installed Linux for the first time. I'm really having fun exploring all the possibilities of this operating system. One thing that I noticed when looking inside the System Monitor, under the ...
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Freezing Ubuntu: RAM fully used and CPU all busy, but active processes don't add up to more than 15% CPU capacity

I have just surface level knowledge about hardware and Ubuntu, so please correct me if I say anything wrong or unlikely. Since January, I am using a used Dell Latitude 7490. I brought my old laptop (...
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What do the CPU usage numbers in plasma-systemmonitor mean and why are they so high?

When opening plasma-systemmonitor I get really weird CPU usage numbers that total to more than 100%. I tried to show all kinds of different CPU usages but I can't seem to find the one that shows the ...
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what doe this red icon mean in system monitor

I am running ubuntu 23.10 and noticed this icon in my system monitor by steam...what does it mean. note that steam is not op at the moment but recently crashed requiring a reboot.
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Ubuntu desktop, System Monitor, some process entries are missing on tree view, is it a bug?

On Ubuntu Linux 20.04.4 and 22.04.2, I see following symptoms. From a Bash prompt, run sleep 60 | sleep 70 &, so that two new sleep processes appear on the system. However, when System Monitor app ...
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How to set gnome-system-monitor to stop dynamically scaling the y-axis?

I have gnome-system-monitor open on my screen. I'm looking at the 'Network' section. In the last few minutes It has shown the following charts: All of these only make sense after I check the axis - ...
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How to change the default temperature from Celcius to Fahrenheit in Kubuntu?

I've recently switched from Windows and installed Kubuntu and I was wondering if there was any way to change the CPU temperature in the System Monitor and any widgets to F instead of C? Any help would ...
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Is it possible to run System Monitor for another machine?

Is it possible to run System Monitor on one machine but connected and displayed another Ubuntu machine? For example I have a remote machine and want to see its RAM usage, CPUs etc. Or may be something ...
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GPU system load monitor for xfce panel

I am trying to get a GPU system load monitor to work in xfce4 panel. Is there any way to configure the current CPU system load monitor to reflect GPU usage? I know we can run a script in genmon ...
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monitor received TCP SYN packets by counters

trying to monitor received TCP SYN flag packets that are actually counted each and every this kind of packet received, before the connection established. currently using netstat command, but this is ...
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Can KDE's system monitor widget be tweaked to look like this one in GNOME?

Compare Gnome (with "dash-to-panel"): and KDE: and notice the differences: Gnome shows a nice multicolored system usage widget, where graphs flow slowly to the left, memory usage and file ...
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task bar flickering after upgrading to ubuntu 22.04

After upgrading my Ubuntu version to 22.04 I've noticed that the system monitor icon on the task bar (located in the upper right corner by default) glitches / flickers unnaturally. Doesn't seem to ...
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Why does the sum of my processes RAM usage not match the total? [duplicate]

When I look in gnome system monitor after a fresh boot, it says I am using 2.1 gb of RAM. When I go into the processes tab, and sum the memory usage of all of the processes, it only totals to about ...
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how to fix wrong ram usage in system monitor with environment variables

when I add environment variables to a program's .desktop shortcut, the program appears to only use around 100-250 kb ram when its using 1-3 gb ram. this problem appears in the applications tab in ...
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Installing indicator-sysmonitor says unable to locate package

In Ubuntu 22.04, I run sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor but get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ...
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Should systemd be running as a sub-process of itself?

I just noticed in System Monitor that systemd is running as pid 1 AND that within that process it is listed as a dependent process of itself, running again under process 1 as pid 933 and with another ...
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How do I make System monitor use the same theme as Ubuntu 22.10 Cinnamon 5.4.12

Ubuntu 22.10 with Cinnamon desktop 5.4.12 not showing System Monitor 42.0 with same theme: Ubuntu release updated yesterday 3th november 2022 from 22.04 using lightdm and Cinnamon to Kinetic. I didn'...
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system monitor file systems strange behaviour

when I open the system monitor app a strange thing happens. The folder /var/snap/firefox/common/host-hunspell 20 GB is a bit strange I do not understand what this folder is enter image description ...
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Ubuntu gnome system monitor - Memory usage showing in Resource tab is different from memory data showing in Process tab

In the Ubuntu Gnome system monitor, the Memory usage shows accurately in "Resource" tab, That is, 3.1 GB (37.5%) out of 8.2 GB But if I try to see which of the individual process is ...
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where are system-monitor-next extension's settings stored? or how to make it work again? for 22.04

The systray indicator is important as it is small and I can keep it always visible. What I always need to monitor is (in this order of importance): iowait, disk write, cpu usage, disk read, network ...
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app indicator top bar flickering 22.04

I have installed indicator-multiload, but the bars does not display correctly and flickers in a weird way (width expands and contracts quickly). I have reduced the number of desktops to 1 in the hope ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 KDE: How do I fix or re-install KDE System Monitor 15.12.9 (KSysGuard)?

The battery of my laptop no longer holding charge, when the power cord was kicked out a day ago I was forced to restart it. After restarting (operating system Ubuntu 18.04 KDE), I immediately started ...
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KDE-related processes

Important: I used to have the KDE Plasma DE installed but I removed that months ago. I checked activity monitor like I do a lot, and I decided to check the "all processes" button instead of ...
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System Monitor schema is not installed

System Monitor doesn't open and when i run it by terminal this error message appears Gtk-Message: 17:19:45.121: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: 17:19:45.125: Failed ...
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What does "Total Received" represent in Resources in the system monitor?

In the Resources tab in the stock system monitor on 21.10 there's a Total Received field under the network graph. In the same session it has shown e.g. 200 KiB, 2 MiB, 180 KiB, 3 MiB, 30 MiB, 900 KiB, ...
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Can I configure XFCE or LXDE to look like this GNOME panel?

Can I configure XFCE or LXDE (the lightweight desktops) to look like this GNOME panel? Note: "dock-to-panel" on the left that shows favorite apps starting apps not from the favorites adds ...
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Why the internet is in use while nothing is running but Ubuntu OS?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and for some reasons installed it fresh yesterday , I found strange thing is happening while all my programs closed and even after turn on without open anything but system ...
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TUI system monitor that's functionally similar to this Gnome widget?

I really like this system monitor widget for Gnome. It shows the recent history of CPU, RAM, network, disk and GPU usage (not just current status). Is there a similar TUI program? I found s-tui, but ...
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Allow disk cache to use as much of RAM as possible

I recently learned that Ubuntu uses disk cache / filesystem cache (size is displayed in system monitor). I couldn't see any documentation that says there is a default limit on how much RAM can be used ...
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How to check if preload is running or not?

I've installed preload like 4-5 days ago. Still I can't see any performance difference. Is there any way to check if preload is running or not? I checked on system monitor but couldn't find it. I'm ...
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how to Identify which process is causing computer to freeze?

EDIT 2 While it didn't answer my original question, since increasing the swap to 4G I don't experience any more computer freezes, so I accepted the answer EDIT As @heyynema suggested, I ran the ...
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No Swap partition, but system monitor shows 2GB swap consumption, why?

Why it is showing the swap usage without an actual swap partition ? Is it good to create swap partition with ssd storage ? OS: Ubuntu 20.04 System monitor shows partitions and memory usage:
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GNOME System Monitor: Resources tab: Graph duration now shows 5 mins instead of 60 seconds, require guide to reduce graph duration

GNOME System Monitor v40.1 Graphs are now showing 5 mins, instead of usual 60 seconds. This is after a reboot today, without any user intervention or modification. I am unable to bring it back to 60 ...
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Performance monitor and system info viewer for Ubuntu

I saw that someone made a rather cool chrome app (which I prefer not to use), here: https://github.com/beaufortfrancois/cog-chrome-app I was wondering do we have an equivalent gnome extension or even ...
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Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" from gnome-system-monitor

i ran gnome-system-monitor from command line and i got this error Gtk-Message: 21:17:18.579: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" i tried sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk3-...
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Argument " " isn't numeric in addition (+) in reniced.conf

A list of Argument " " isn't numeric in addition (+) at /usr/bin/reniced line 435, <PS> line 2. shows up when I run the command sudo reniced in the terminal here's what I am ...
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What is the difference between free and available on the system monitor? [duplicate]

System Monitor I've searched the system monitor documentation, but I couldn't find the answer. Is there anyone can help me?
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MATE System Monitor does not display CPU usage correctly

I've noticed that the CPU usage display on Ubuntu MATE's built in system monitor (mate-system-monitor) does not display cpu usage correctly. The %CPU field appears to always display as all zeros (...
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Problem related to fan speed

Hello I have Ubuntu 20.04 and I installed a system monitor extension as shown in the image I have given:- As you can see there is laptops fan speed displayed at the top. So every time I boot up the ...
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Meaning of the 'Memory' column in the System Monitor

This answer explains the meaning of the columns Shared Memory, Virtual Memory and Resident Memory in the System Monitor. However, the interface seems to have changed since that answer was written. I ...
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'top' commant is inconsistent with system monitor

System monitor tells me that CPU load is at 20% but when I use the 'top' command the sum of %CPU is way above 20% and sometimes even exceeds 100%. Why is this the case? I am using an Intel i5 ...
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How to install deepin system monitor in Ubuntu?

How do I install deepin system monitor in Ubuntu 20.10
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Suggest any GUI App similar to digital wellbeing or Qualitytime for Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to count the total time spend on each app and on-screen time. Is there a software for the same? For example Digital Wellbeing and QualityTime.
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Is there any Linux Alternatives to Cinebench and AIDA64?

I recently started migrating from Windows 10 to Ubuntu version 20.04. And even though everything is running smoothly, I wish I could use applications such as AIDA 64 or Cinebench to both check and ...
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What is the new equivalent of sensord?

Sensord is a daemon that can be used to periodically log sensor readings from hardware health-monitoring chips to syslog(3) or a round-robin database (RRD) and to alert when a sensor alarm is ...
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Is there an activity monitor(mac) GUI tool in Ubuntu?

The activity monitor in Mac OS is very useful. You can check CPU/Disk/Mem/Network status for all the process. For example: You can check the upload/download speed of any process, you can even check ...
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gnome-software does not launch

I'm getting this error message if I'm running Gnome Software Center from terminal. Failed to setup plugins: Unable to find default local file monitor type Dropbox is also giving me a similar error ...
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Why does Gnome System Monitor Network Graph always show '0 bits/s' as a regular user?

I am using gnome-system-monitor installed with Ubuntu 20.04, and the network graph always shows '0 bits/s', whereas the system-monitor extension (the one in my top bar) shows my actual network usage. ...
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Ubuntu Studio Package Manager places app in menu category Other which is not visible

After installing MATE system monitor on Ubuntu Studio I discover that the application is put in menu category Other. The category is not visible though and I cant find how to make it so. Also tried to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 how to remove duplicate packages after upgrade

I noticed that in My Ubuntu 20.04, I have some duplicate packages (from Ubuntu 18.04): Calculator, System monitor, etc. For instance, when I search for System monitor, here is the result: In addition,...
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