GNOME System Monitor-2.18.2

Introduction to GNOME System Monitor

The GNOME System Monitor package contains gnome-system-monitor, GNOME's replacement for gtop.

Package Information

GNOME System Monitor Dependencies


GNOME Virtual File System-2.18.1, GNOME Icon Theme-2.18.0, GNOME Doc Utils-0.10.3, libwnck-2.18.3, and LibGTop-2.14.9



Recommended (by the package developer) Run-time Component

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME System Monitor

Install GNOME System Monitor by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3 \
            --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.18.3 instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This parameter is used so that all ScrollKeeper files are installed in, and the ScrollKeeper database is properly updated in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of some files being installed in $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.


Installed Program: gnome-system-monitor
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/share/{gnome/help, omf}/gnome-system-monitor

Short Descriptions


displays the process tree and hardware meters.

Last updated on 2008-03-13 19:38:41 -0500