Objective

In 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

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Stacer is currently not available for installation from a standard Ubuntu repository. However, it can be installed directly by using debian package or using the apt command from it's PPA repository ( currently not available for Ubuntu 18.04 ).

Install gdebi

We will be using the gdebi tool to install Stacer DEB file package. To install gdebi on your Ubuntu 18.04 system, open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core


Download Stacer

Navigate 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 command:
$ wget -O ~/stacer.deb https://jaist.dl.sourceforge.net/project/stacer/v1.0.9/stacer_1.0.9_amd64.deb
The above command downloaded Stacer Debian package into our user home directory.

Install Stacer

What remains is to use the gdebi command to install Stacer:
$ sudo gdebi ~/stacer.deb
When prompted, hity to continue with the installation.


Launch Stacer

Start stacer on Ubuntu 18.04
To start Stacer simply search your Activities menu.
System monitoring on Ubuntu 18.04 with Stacer
System monitoring on Ubuntu 18.04 with Stacer
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