How to get a system monitor up on panel in unity in ubuntu 12.04 to see cpu usage

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Apr 29 15:35:42 UTC 2012

On 29 April 2012 16:30, user1 <bqz69 at> wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:23:51 +1000, Jared Norris wrote:
>> On 29 April 2012 21:18, user1 <bqz69 at> wrote:
>>> How to get a system monitor up running in 'panel' of unity in ubuntu
>>> 12.04 so I constant can watch my cpu usage
>> There is a program in the software centre called "System Load Indicator"
>> that will do what you've described and more. It's as simple as
>> installing that and then right clicking on the new indicator in the
>> panel and configuring it how you like.
> I have already installed Gnome System Monitor, but how do I get it up on
> Unity 'panel' as a small ikon so I always can see system loads?

You can't as far as I know.  That is why Jared suggested an alternative.


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