Looking for an alternative for Gnome Panel in Unity

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Hello! Good Day…

I am looking for an alternative for Gnome Panel in Unity. I really liked the System Monitor applet back when I was still using gnome panels. It allowed me to monitor both my processor and bandwidth and it was also light. I also found the little graph useful because it let me spot erratic processes and it indicated once a download is completed, allowing me to updated promptly.

I am using a netbook now and I am wondering now if I could also find these features with the current Unity interface. I am not exactly looking for anything fancy since I am already using Unity 2D. I just need an alternative that will allow me to see my CPU usage and bandwidth in real time.

I would also like it to be permanently visible and light. I hope you can give me suggestions.

Thank you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #99418

Looking for an alternative for Gnome Panel in Unity

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Hi,

You can install system-monitor in unity too in unity 2d interface.Pls follow below steps.
 
Open xterminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload
 
Once installed, launch System Load Indicator from Dash.
 
Alternatively you can switch your desktop from unity 2d to gnome classic as follows.
Open Terminal
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
change user-session to gnome-classic
 
Restart system and while logging in change session from unity2d to gnome classic
 
Regards,
Yogesh.
 
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Looking for an alternative for Gnome Panel in Unity

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Hello

I recommend that you install Mint on your Ubuntu machine. You can do it by typing these commands into terminal:

 

  • sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -cs) main"
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install mate-core
  • sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

 

After Mate is installed open System Monitor and kill unity-2d-panel then in terminal type mate-panel. Now you have panel on which you can put system monitor and a bunch of other widgets.

Enjoy

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