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System Load Indicator Ubuntu

Yet another much requested AppIndicator is now available for Ubuntu 11.04: an indicator to display the network speed as well as CPU, Memory usage and more called System Load Indicator (or "Indicator Multiload").

This is a port of the original System Monitor GNOME Panel applet to appindicators and Vala. This means it has most of the features the System Monitor Applet had: display processor, memory, network, swap space, load or hard disk activity, change the colors and so on using an Ubuntu indicator..

There's one catch though: because Ubuntu appindicators can't display a tooltip, you won't be able to see the actual network speed, CPU and Memory usage and so on but only a graph. For a more detailed CPU / memory Ubuntu AppIndicator, see: System Monitor Indicator Puts The CPU And Memory Usage On Your Panel

The System Load Indicator PPA doesn't provide any packages for now but Michael Hofmann (the System Load Indicator developer) has sent me an email with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal .deb download links for System Load Indicator which you can use until the PPA is ready. Update: there is now a PPA available for Ubuntu 11.04 so to add it and install System Load Indicator, run the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Once installed, launch System Load Indicator from Dash.

Important: System Load Indicator is still in alpha! Report any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.

Also see: Indicator-Sensors Displays CPU / Motherboard Temperature On The Panel Using An AppIndicator [Ubuntu]