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System monitor is GUI utility that monitors system behavior.

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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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How to list CPU usage of all threads of my program?

Launching top then pressing H will list all threads on the system and their CPU usage. How to list all threads from a single process? I want to monitor my app threads and their CPU usage
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Set gnome-system-monitor settings via Terminal [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu so apologies in advance if this question doesn't make sense The question: how can i change settings for gnome-system-monitor via the command line? Spesifically, I want to change the '...
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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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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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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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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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