ObjectiveIn this article we will be installing Stacer as an alternative system monitoring tool for Ubuntu 18.04 Linux Desktop.
Stacer allows Ubuntu users to monitor and optimize multiple aspects of their operating system. Stacer monitoring includes but is not limited to CPU load monitoring, disk performance and usage. Stacer also allows for number of system configurations as well as it is capable to perform disk clean up.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: - Stacer 1.0.9
RequirementsPrivileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudocommand is required.
- # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this TutorialUbuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
InstructionsStacer is currently not available for installation from a standard Ubuntu repository. However, it can be installed directly by using debian package or using the
aptcommand from it's PPA repository ( currently not available for Ubuntu 18.04 ).
Install gdebiWe will be using the
gdebitool to install Stacer DEB file package. To install
gdebion your Ubuntu 18.04 system, open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core
Download StacerNavigate to Stacer download page and download the latest Stacer DEB package to your home directory. For example in this guide we will be installing Stacer 1.0.9. Let's start by downloading stacer via the
$ wget -O ~/stacer.deb https://jaist.dl.sourceforge.net/project/stacer/v1.0.9/stacer_1.0.9_amd64.debThe above command downloaded Stacer Debian package into our user home directory.
Install StacerWhat remains is to use the
gdebicommand to install Stacer:
$ sudo gdebi ~/stacer.debWhen prompted, hit
yto continue with the installation.