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Laptop Survival With GKrellM

Oct 22, 2009, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Time to get out the tiny Phillips screwdriver, vacuum cleaner, and air hose to do some disaster prevention. We'll get to that process shortly. First, I want to cover the GKrellM program and how it can be used to monitor the health and activity on a Linux laptop.

"Easy System Monitoring

"GKrellM is a small graphical application that shows cpu temperatures, memory usage, disk activities, network traffic, and a whole host of other information about your system. Information monitored and displayed, of course, depends on the particular type of sensors employed by your laptop. The newer machines tend to have more and a greater variety of built-in sensors.

"The program can be loaded using your distribution's package manager. It can also be installed from the command line with:

rreilly> sudo apt-get install gkrellm

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