8.2.3 Using the Graphical System Monitor

The GNOME desktop environment includes a graphical system monitor that allows you to display information about the system configuration, running processes, resource usage, and file systems.

To display the System Monitor, use the following command:

# gnome-system-monitor

The Resources tab displays:

  • CPU usage history in graphical form and the current CPU usage as a percentage.

  • Memory and swap usage history in graphical form and the current memory and swap usage.

  • Network usage history in graphical form, the current network usage for reception and transmission, and the total amount of data received and transmitted.

To display the System Monitor Manual, press F1 or select Help > Contents.