System Load Indicator 0.4 Brings Various Fixes, Install it in Ubuntu

Last updated: June 15, 2014

System Load Indicator 0.4 Ubuntu

System Load Indicator 0.4 was finally released on June 14, 2014 which brings various important fixes. It has been one year and four months since the 0.3 release.

System Load Indicator is an applet on your system tray area that displays graphs for CPU, RAM and swap space use, Disk read/write, plus network traffic.

System Load Indicator Ubuntu

The most recent 0.4 release brings following fixes:

  • Fixed crash: running indicator-multiload immediately segfaults.
  • Fixed the crash after setting graph smoothing in Advanced settings (bug in 0.4-beta)
  • Fixed crash at session opening (Gnome Shell).
  • “Open System Monitor” now opens Xfce4 Task Manager in Xfce Desktop.
  • Fixed menu monitor items do not display on Ubuntu 13.10 (bug in 0.4-beta)
  • Add GUI option to turn off autoranging on graphs
  • Provide monochrome colors option
  • Read the release page.

Install System Load Indicator 0.4 in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one will add the PPA and install the indicator:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload

Once installed, open it from Unity dash results or menu.


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4 responses to System Load Indicator 0.4 Brings Various Fixes, Install it in Ubuntu

  1. SysPeek System Monitor Indicator
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install syspeek

  2. Thanks for the new release

  3. Raymond Hubbard May 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Following your instructions, I’ve just installed v.0.4 of System Load Indicator into my LInux Mint 17.1 KDE on a rather new, powerful home, mini-tower computer. I’ve installed the repository-based version, 0.3, in Ubuntu Cinnamon, too. I have it installed in regular Ubuntu (Unity) and Linux Mint 17.1-Mate. The graphs display fine in Unity and Mate, but they don’t show up in either Cinnamon or KDE.

    I’ve put an icon in the bottom panel of the Mint 17.1 KDE, but it appears as just a cli-display icon, and clicking does nothing; it appears to be trying to run it, but after a short while, as 20 seconds (I haven’t counted), the evidence of its trying disappears. I managed also to get a white, generic page icon in the system tray which, if I right click it, I get a popup numerical listing of the SLI’s monitors.

    Do you know what to do or if anything can be done to display them?