Introduction to GNOME System Monitor

The GNOME System Monitor package contains GNOME's replacement for gtop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

GNOME System Monitor Dependencies


gnome-icon-theme-3.10.0, Gtkmm-3.10.1, libgtop-2.28.5, librsvg-2.40.1, libwnck-3.4.7, and yelp-xsl-3.10.1

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME System Monitor

Install GNOME System Monitor by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=/usr/lib: This option will put the package's private programs into /usr/lib/gnome-system-monitor instead of /usr/libexec/gnome-system-monitor in accordance with the old version of the FHS used before LFS-7.5.


Installed Program: gnome-system-monitor
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/libexec/gnome-system-monitor and /usr/share/help/*/gnome-system-monitor

Short Descriptions


is used to display the process tree and hardware meters.

Last updated on 2014-03-03 19:06:31 -0800