Nutty: A Graphical Network Info and Monitoring Tool

January 11, 2020 — 6 Comments

Nutty is a free open-source network utility made for Linux. It monitors the devices on your network and check bandwidth and speed details.

Nutty is made for elementary OS and it works on Ubuntu. The software features:

  • Display basic and detailed information for the device network card
  • Provides network data usage in two views: historical usage and current usage
  • Check Upload and Download speeds and get route times to a host
  • Provides information on active ports and application using them on the local device
  • Monitors, alerts and provides information on the other devices connected on the network

To install Nutty in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, open terminal from application launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1.) Run command to add the Nutty main PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bablu-boy/nutty

Type user password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Also add Elementary OS stable PPA (can be removed later) for libgranite5 library. ()

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable

You may skip the step in UBUNTU 19.04 and higher since libgranite5 available in main repositories.

3.) Finally refresh system package cache and install the utility via command:

sudo apt update; sudo apt install com.github.babluboy.nutty

Once installed, launch the tool from your system application menu and enjoy!

Uninstall:

You HAVE to remove the Elementary OS stable PPA as it contains many eos specific packages that may break your Ubuntu desktop.

Simply open Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab. There remove the line for Elementary OS PPA, and Nutty PPA if you want.

You can also remove Nutty network utility by running command:

sudo apt remove com.github.babluboy.nutty

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

6 responses to Nutty: A Graphical Network Info and Monitoring Tool

  1. horse with no name January 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Ji m, I really like what you are doing here, keep up the good work! Question: Will you be updating your PPA when Audacious 4 is out?

  2. Hey Ji m, is Nutty available on Ubuntu 19.10? Everytime i try to add the repository i get a “The repository does not have a release file” error.

  3. horse with no name January 12, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks man, greatly appreciated!

  4. Michael Tatham July 1, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    c’mon focal fossa support?

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