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Old 05-09-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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Graphical real-time bandwidth monitor ???


I'm loking for a graphical application for X that will allow me to see the current real-time download/upload statistics for at least one or more particular devices, like eth0 and wlan0. I would like it to be comparable to DU Meter for Windows (http://www.dumeter.com) if possible. I tried the excellent command line utility "nload", but I was wondering if there was a graphical RT bw monitor out there for linux? If not, maybe it's time for me to "give back" to the linux community and write a GUI frontend for the nload program!!!! What do you guys think?

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Old 05-09-2004, 10:24 AM   #2
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gkrellm has a realtime network monitor you can set for as many devices as you have installed. Comes with monitors/plugins for things like:
Hostname/systemname display.
Clock/calendar.
SMP CPU monitor that can chart individual CPUs and/or a composite CPU.
Temperature, fan, and voltage sensor monitors
Each sensor monitor has a configurable alarm and warning.
Process monitor
Disk monitor
Internet monitor (http, ftp, ...) that displays current tcp port connections and charts historical port hits for over two days.
Net interface monitors with charts for all routed net interfaces. Data rx/tx LEDs and a timer button that can be linked to a ppp or isdn net interface and displays on line time.
Memory and swap space usage meters
File system meters
A mailbox monitor.

Lots of other stuff folks have written to plug into gkrellm. Pretty cool prog.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 08:24 PM   #3
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If you install gkrellm, get the extra skins too. I like the transparent one.

And, yes, by all means, write that app! We all love choices.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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I think I am going to check out gkrellm, since the abundance of features/plugins seems quite powerful. I will take a stab at writing the GUI for nload over the summer, since I'll have a break from school then...

Kristian Hermansen
 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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GKRellm on the right with transparent skin

Last edited by vectordrake; 12-19-2004 at 01:10 AM.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 10:54 PM   #6
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You have a sick desktop going on there. Gkrellm looks great, so I can't wait to check it out. BTW How did you enable transparency in the KDE menus? I think I did that once, but the stuff behind menus gets updated really slow and looks weird when you are moving around windows on the desktop?!?!? Does yours do that too? Also, Mandrake 10 looks nice right out of the box and has TONS of apps builtin, but I opt for a more "general" linux environment with Gentoo that has an abundance of cool features (ie USE flags, portage, etc). The portage system is amazing (ie emerge <package_name>). I've also thought abut puttting Xandros on my desktop just to give it a shot, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Again, maybe when I have some time this summer.

So we don't clog up this thread, send me a private message and we can talk more about your OS config and desktop settings in KDE. Maybe we can both learn a little something from each other ;-)

Kristian Hermansen
 
  


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