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Old 06-09-2003, 08:32 PM   #1
DavidMD
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Question Graphical Utility to Monitor System Performance


Hello, everyone!

I am running SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional and, for a newbie, doing well. I am using KDE 3.1.1.

I have seen a resource monitor (in a tall, rectangular graphical window) on several screen shots over the last few months, but now that I want to install this utility, I cannot find a single screen shot that contains it, nor do I have any idea what it is called.

There may, of course, be several options. I am looking for a KDE-compatible utility that monitors system performance. I would like to monitor items such as disk space usage, CPU utilization, memory usage, swap file usage, disk space usage (including Windows partitions), network traffic, disk transfer rates, and running processes. (These items would be nice to have; my main quest is to find either the utility I have seen in numerous screen shots, or some similar options.)

Ideally, the utility should monitor system performance but not have an adverse impact system performance.

Thank you very much, in advance, for your patience, time, and help!

Cordially,

David
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Old 06-09-2003, 08:35 PM   #2
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Install gkrellm
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:47 PM   #3
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gkrellm?

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Old 06-10-2003, 06:10 AM   #4
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Hi, Fancypiper.

Thank you very much!

GKrellM is exactly the utility that I have been seeking.

Cordially,

David
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Install gkrellm
 
Old 06-10-2003, 06:11 AM   #5
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Hello, everyone!

I thank FancyPiper again for telling me about GKrellM.

I installed it, as well as Coolmail, to check for e-mail messages in my POP3 account.

I have two problems, however, and my Google/Linux searches have not revealed any potential solutions. I have also consulted my Linux books.

First of all, when I boot into SuSE Linux 8.2 Professional, I have TWO instances of Coolmail running, as if an extra instance is running in addition to the one activated when I configured GKrellM. (Perhaps there is a configuration file that I can edit?)

Second of all, back when I configured my system, I set my account ('ddickerson@linux') to accept messages from the 'root' account. GKrellM revealed that I have 24 new messages and I was confused initially, because all of my messages in KMail were read; I finally realized that the new messages are from the 'root' account and are being placed in '/var/spool/mail/ddickerson'. (Please see the console output at the end of this query.)

Is there any way that I can set KMail to view the messages from the 'root' acccount? If not, I assume that I have to view the messages, one at a time, via 'mailx'? (If such is the case, I would prefer not to receive messages from the root account and I will need to find out where I made this setting.) Also, I have no 'man' page for Nail and will have to do another Google/Linux search.

I must admit that I deeply dislike the obtrusive Coolmail window(s), which clutter up the screen and certainly leave much to be desired aesthetically. Does anyone any any suggestions, or any idea why I am getting multiple instances?

In addition, the help information for 'mailx' refers to a file named '.mailrc' in my home directory. This file is not present, and I do have KDE set to "Show Hidden Files."

Finally, is there a way to make Coolmail, or a similar utility, such as XBiff, run unseen in the background? Do I have any alternatives to Coolmail and XBiff? (I like to keep a "clean" interface.)

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this message, and I appreciate, in advance, your patience and assistance!

Cordially,

David
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Code:
ddickerson@linux:~> mailx
mailx version nail 10.3 11/29/02.  Type ? for help.
"/var/spool/mail/ddickerson": 24 messages 24 new
>N  1 root@linux.local    Sat May 17 18:56  31/955   SuSEconfig: openssl-notif
 N  2 root@linux.local    Sat May 17 18:56  28/893   SuSEconfig: xntp.caveats
 N  3 root@linux.local    Sat May 17 18:56  43/1835  SuSEconfig: SuSEfirewall2
 N  4 root@linux.local    Sat May 17 18:56  53/1557  SuSEconfig: i4l-notify
 N  5 root@linux.local    Sat May 17 18:56 123/4691  SuSEconfig: openssh-chang
 N  6 root@linux.local    Sat May 17 18:56 194/7282  SuSEconfig: BlackdownJava
 N  7 root@linux.local    Sat May 17 18:56  39/1424  SuSEconfig: 3ddiag
 N  8 root@linux.local    Fri May 23 18:54 194/7269  SuSEconfig: java2-changes
 N  9 root@linux.local    Fri May 23 18:54 194/7274  SuSEconfig: java2-jre-cha
 N 10 root@linux.local    Fri Jun  6 20:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 11 root@linux.local    Sat Jun  7 12:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 12 root@linux.local    Sat Jun  7 14:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 13 root@linux.local    Sat Jun  7 16:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 14 root@linux.local    Sat Jun  7 18:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 15 root@linux.local    Sat Jun  7 20:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 16 root@linux.local    Sat Jun  7 22:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 17 root@linux.local    Sun Jun  8 12:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 18 root@linux.local    Sun Jun  8 14:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 19 root@linux.local    Sun Jun  8 16:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
 N 20 root@linux.local    Sun Jun  8 18:00  19/674   Cron <root@linux> /usr/sb
? ?
    Nail   Commands
t <message list>                type messages
n                               goto and type next message
e <message list>                edit messages
f <message list>                give head lines of messages
d <message list>                delete messages
s <message list> file           append messages to file
u <message list>                undelete messages
R <message list>                reply to message senders
r <message list>                reply to message senders and all recipients
pre <message list>              make messages go back to /var/mail
m <user list>                   mail to specific users
q                               quit, saving unresolved messages in mbox
x                               quit, do not remove system mailbox
h                               print out active message headers
!                               shell escape
cd [directory]                  chdir to directory or home if none given

A <message list> consists of integers, ranges of same, or user names separated
by spaces.  If omitted, Nail uses the last message typed.

A <user list> consists of user names or aliases separated by spaces.
Aliases are defined in .mailrc in your home directory.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 10:40 AM   #6
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Post [URLs] GKrellM and GKrellM Themes

Hi, Tink!

The (shorter) URL to GKrellM's home Web site is as follows:

> http://www.gkrellm.net/

For anyone interested in themes for GKrellM, the URL is as follows:

> http://www.muhri.net/gkrellm/

I hope that this bit of added information is helpful to someone.

Cordially,

David
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gkrellm?

Cheers,
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