Looking for a System Monitor

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  1. animaguy

    animaguy New Member

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    I run Linux Mint 13 (Ubuntu based).

    I am looking for a System Monitor that measures RAM usage.

    Any recommendations?

  2. Bill

    Bill New Member

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    It depends on what your goal is. Do you want to see a history, or just periodically see what your usage is? I use GkellM System Monitor. It does not keep a history for the RAM; it only shows your current usage, but it also displays CPU and other data.

    You could also type the command "free -m" into a terminal to see detailed information on the RAM.
  3. MrBojangles7331

    MrBojangles7331 New Member

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    Conky is my system monitor of choice. It's light-weight, but it also takes a fair amount of manual configuration. If you Google around you should be able to find other people's configuration files on the internet, and you can use those and tweak them as a base. There should also be some packages for system monitoring applets for your Desktop Environment if you want closer integration. You might even already have them.
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    animaguy New Member

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    Bill,

    The goal is testing software applications.

    I want to run software applications and monitor any issue I can monitor on the system an try and find ways to optimize performance.
  5. MrBojangles7331

    MrBojangles7331 New Member

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    Well, you might want to try out htop. It's an interactive process viewer which gives you more detailed information about specific processes rather than your whole system. It's a console-based utility but has a nice interface uses Ncurses regardless.
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    eyal_tst New Member

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    Try munin. It can graph memory, cpu, network, etc.
  7. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Member

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    You can try loading up Gnome applets and Gnome desklets. There are some sytem monitors in the packages. The one which I am using has bubbling water graphics to illustrate the ram usage. I am also using another one which uses burning fire graphics to illustrate cpu usage.

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