I just installed elementary Freya 0.3.2 and I can't find my system monitor. I spent several hours updating the OS after installation, but I want to see if my swap partition is configured to this installation so I would like to open a system monitor in order to see what resources I have available. Thanks in advance.


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The system monitor is not installed by default in elementary OS. You can install it by opening the terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-monitor

For a better look about the disk partitioning i recommend GParted:

sudo apt-get install gparted
  • Thank you. I performed that command and it installed without any problems. I had already installed gparted, but thanks for that tip. Elementary is installed in a multi boot set up with Ubuntu and assorted other Linux distros, but I am still new to Linux and I appreciate any tips or advice. Jan 27, 2016 at 15:48
  • Do you do this for trying out new distros by chance? Have you considered using virtual machines for this?
    – Samuel
    Jan 27, 2016 at 17:45
  • Yes, I Iike to try different Linux distros installed on my hard drive. I have tried a virtual machine, but I didn't like the way it felt. My system is built with an Intel i5 4690 with 16 gb of DDR3 RAM, but I still like to try out new distros in the real world. Thank you for the suggestion. Jan 29, 2016 at 0:46

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