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
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command 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 Tutorial
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 ).
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core
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 -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.
What remains is to use the
gdebi command to install Stacer:
$ sudo gdebi ~/stacer.deb
When prompted, hit
y to continue with the installation.