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-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

GNOME System Monitor Dependencies


gnome-icon-theme-3.12.0, Gtkmm-3.12.0, libgtop-2.30.0, librsvg-2.40.3, and yelp-xsl-3.12.0


appdata-tools-0.1.8 and libwnck-3.4.9

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 2014-08-25 18:22:00 -0700