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-11.0 platform.

Package Information

GNOME System Monitor Dependencies


adwaita-icon-theme-40.1.1, Gtkmm-3.24.5, itstool-2.0.7, libgtop-2.40.0, and librsvg-2.52.4


desktop-file-utils-0.26 and appstream-glib

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME System Monitor

Install GNOME System Monitor by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr -Dsystemd=false --buildtype=release .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dsystemd=false: This switch ensures that gnome-system-monitor does NOT use the systemd process monitoring framework. Use this option if you are on a SysV system.


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

Short Descriptions


is used to display the process tree and hardware meters

Last updated on Mon Aug 30 17:07:14 2021