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-7.7 systemd platform.

Package Information

GNOME System Monitor Dependencies


Gtkmm-3.14.0, Itstool-2.0.2, libgtop-2.30.0, and librsvg-2.40.7


Appstream-GLib-0.3.4, desktop-file-utils-0.22, and libwnck-3.14.0

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME System Monitor

Install GNOME System Monitor by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --enable-systemd \
            --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-systemd: This switch ensures that systemd is being used for managing system processes.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: 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 2014-08-26 03:22:00 +0200