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

Jared Norris jrnorris at
Sun Apr 29 20:46:20 UTC 2012

On 30 April 2012 01:30, 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?
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As mentioned by Colin, the Gnome System Monitor is different to the
System Load Indicator. The System Load Indicator is an add on that
uses the Gnome System Monitor to display what you want in the panel at
the top of the screen.


Jared Norris JP(Qual) BBehSc(Psych)

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