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System monitor is GUI utility that monitors system behavior.

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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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How can I permenently change the priority of a process? [duplicate]

How can I change the priority process permanently. When I an opening the application again, it has its own new pid(Process ID) and is set back to normal priority of 0 niceness, so how can I change the ...
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How does System Monitor get additional information about process?

If a process is called by an application, System Monitor shows not only default info about the process, but also a name of the application and even icon. So the question is how System Monitor gets ...
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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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Why does virtual memory (in system monitor) grow to such high levels?

When I run an OpenCL-based data storage app that allocates a total of 1GB buffer, the virtual memory tab in system monitor grows to inexplicably high levels while resident memory shows the true ...
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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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Xorg spikes in CPU usage when in resource monitor

I have an Intel i5-9500T 6 core CPU. When I have the resource monitor open, Xorg usage steadily climbs from 1-2% to 40% in a single core, as seen in htop. This climb happens over the course of 10-15 ...
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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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A Monitor that Takes Specific Action

I want a monitor which not only reports changes, but carries out a specified action, when an event is triggered. I have a few tools I am trying, but can't seem to achieve my desired goal I'm not sure ...
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why usage of memory is showed different in system monitor, and stacer or top command?

i looked out for some troubleshooting and i saw this today and i wondered why there is much difference between gnome system monitor and top command or stacer software, a system utility software, but ...
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Simple Task Manager like Windows Fewer Details Mode

I am looking for an application that is similar to Windows Task Manager but in its Fewer Details mode. This really isn't for me per se but for school. I take proctored tests for school which only ...
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what is the difference between stopping and killing process?

in system monitor you can pause, continue, stop and kill process. first two are clear about what they do but last two seem to do same thing. what does kill do more or less compared to stop?
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Why the results of sar -r and the system monitor are so different?

I am watching the system monitor "Resources" graphs in a ubuntu system while running some application. I am also running from a terminal `sar -r 1' Why the results are so different? Actually ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and now my task manager displays strange icons [duplicate]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and now my task manager is unusable because it displays a weird icon font. How can I fix this? Thanks! photo of broken task manager
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unkillable process caja waiting for “do_coredump”

So caja is unresponsive and I can't kill it in Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I took a screenshot showing what system monitor says about it. I tried killing it in the terminal with sudo kill 2719. I tried ...
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Cache usage under memory usage in System Monitor

I came across Cache usage being shown under usual Memory usage section in System Monitor. It was never shown anytime earlier before today. Here's an Image I'm curious to know what it means as using ...
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Why can't I get gnome-system-monitor snap to work?

I was running the GNOME system monitor when it unexpected disappeared with no explanation, i.e. it seemingly quit on its own. I tried to run it again and nothing happened, so I ran it from the command ...
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System Monitor appearing off screen

Running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I'm having System Monitor appear offscreen (see screenshot below). I've attempted a few things I found in some other posts here: installed CompizConfig Settings Wizard, ...
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Mystic activity when idle

When my computer is running idle with no programs running i can see unusual spikes in the processor and network activity in the system monitor. I has been like this for quite a while. It happens even ...
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System Monitor display squares instead of characters

When I open my system monitor it looks like this: Any ideas on how to fix this?
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How does lm sensors get the cpu wattage?

I've been wanting to read my "raw" hardware status, so far I've found that, in my system, I can access said status through /sys/class/hwmon. Then, I've been comparing the numbers I've found against ...
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KDE System monitor grid scale reset

I am using KDE System monitor version 5.16.5 I can open it and navigate to 'system load' tab. There is graph that shows CPU History, Network history etc. I want to tweak graph properties, let say I ...
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some ubuntu apps don't display properly the font [duplicate]

I have this strange problem in Ubuntu LTS 18.04 I opened Ubuntu System Monitor and it looks like in the picture. I didn't do anything special ... just installing updates. I don't know which updates ...
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How to fix ubuntu calculator & System monitor garbled-character problem?

System: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, x86_64 Garbled-character problem as shown in the image below: But the gedit (Default Text Monitor) works fine: How could I fix this?
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Close sign graphics bug? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity: When I open the GNOME System Monitor, there is always a Black spot on the "close" button of the window. It doesn't disappear when I drag the window around or close and relaunch ...
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Start glances with a few switches

I've got the gnome-terminal set to open on login, using the following command: gnome-terminal -- glances. I'd like to use these commands that work when glances is running, at launch: / 0 U F. I'm not ...
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Two different system monitor apps after upgrading to 19.10

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 and now there are two system monitor apps. Is this a bug? Should I remove one? What is the best course of action to precede? I don't want to mess anything up.
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Custom keyboard shortcut for terminal command `htop` not working

On Ubuntu 18.04 I can setup custom keyboard shortcuts to run terminal commands via: Settings > Devices > Keyboard > + Name: htop keyboard shortcut Command: htop ShortCut: Ctrl+Super+...
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“System Monitor” application can't sort, is it a known issue or it's just me?

I tried all combinations of settings and sorted by things such as "% CPU", "ID", "Memory", and no matter what, the values in the sorted column are not sorted in neither direction. Is it really like ...
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KSysGuard Reporting Memory Usage Incorrectly

A couple of times recently I've noticed my laptop running a bit slow and the disk light flickering a lot. It's an i7 with SSD and 12GB RAM, so I'm not really expecting much slowness when just ...
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Why would gnome-system-monitor not show the CPU frequency? (18.04)

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and I can see my CPU and memory usage in system monitor, but the "Freq" widget remains empty. I checked some files under /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/... and it looks like ...
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GNOME system-monitor status bar app disappears after standby

On Ubuntu 18.04. When I boot up and log in, the GNOME system-monitor shows up in my status bar exactly like it should, but as soon as the system goes into stand-by and then I wake it up, system-...
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How to sort processes properly in System Monitor

System monitor's processes tab displays a bunch of processes against properties such as "% CPU", "ID", etc. However, it has some kind of fancy hierarchy enabled that means I can't actually sort by any ...
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Errors, strange partition allocation: can I recover?

New Ubuntu 18.04 installation, meant to replace an Ubuntu 16.04 that I used intermittently for several years. Tonight I was trying to clone the disk with Clonezilla, but I got some error copying sda5....
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Why is xdg-mime using so much CPU?

Every time I start Discord, I see four processes called xdg-mime appear in the System Monitor, each consistently using somewhere between 20-25% of a CPU. What are these processes, and what are they ...
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Want a fully functional 18.04 hardware monitor

Having trouble finding a hardware monitor. I tried GNOME's system-monitor, but it doesn't show most of the possible info; I only get the CPU temp. My system has the MSI Gaming Edge AC with a Sapphire ...
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Where is the github for ubuntu 18.04 (gnome) system monitor tool?

I notice the most recent copy right for it is 2011, is it no longer supported? I'm interested in learning from this tool. Does anyone know where it's opensource code is located?
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Why does System Monitor show so many File Systems? [duplicate]

When I opened System Monitor for the first time just after installing, it only showed three or four records, now after a week it shows a bunch of them, some 100% full. What does that mean?
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How can I add the current GPU usage to my menu bar as a percentage?

I used this post to add CPU and Mem. and etc usage to my menu par. is there any way to add GPU usage percentage to my menu bar ??

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