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Administration app?

John Moser-2
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I find myself occasionally needing a lot of information at my
fingertips, and having to resort to the shell or unintuitive programs to
do it.  So far I found that the system monitor applet
(Applications->system tools->System monitor) allows me to do a 'df -h'
check but that's it.

The kinds of things that would be useful are:

`top` -- system monitor applet
  Check the specific usage of CPU and memory per process and system wide
`kill` -- System monitor applet
  Pause, resume, terminate, and hard-kill processes
`df -h` -- system monitor applet
  Check file system usage.  This would be better with a tree instead of
  a flat display:
  /               /mnt/sda1      10G  [  |        10%            ]
   /home          /mnt/sda5      45G  [         | 37%            ]
    /home/export  servr:/home    100G [ |          4%            ]
`vi /etc/fstab` -- nothing???????
  Modify file system table.  Should probably put checkboxes and easy
  configuration:

  /dev/sda6  /mnt/win_c   [x] open access  [ ] read-only
`arp -a` -- nothing
  Network administrators may want to fudge the arp table or use it to
  discover other machines on the network
`ping -b 192.168.1.255; arp -a` -- nothing
  Somehow, some way, show all machines on the network
`nmap -a` -- nmapfe
  Portscan computers on the network
`vi /etc/X11R6/xorg.conf` -- edit X config
  Ever install a new video card?  X stops working!  :O

Anyone else think this would be a good thing?  Editing fstab is a dead-stop.

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Re: Administration app?

Lee Braiden-2
On Thursday 10 November 2005 18:21, John Richard Moser wrote:
> I find myself occasionally needing a lot of information at my
> fingertips, and having to resort to the shell or unintuitive programs to
> do it.  So far I found that the system monitor applet
> (Applications->system tools->System monitor) allows me to do a 'df -h'
> check but that's it.

I don't know of anything very useful in GNOME for this, but in KDE, most of
what you want (and more) is in kInfoCenter and KDE System Guard.

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Re: Administration app?

Lee Braiden-2
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On Thursday 10 November 2005 18:21, John Richard Moser wrote:
> I find myself occasionally needing a lot of information at my
> fingertips, and having to resort to the shell or unintuitive programs to
> do it.  So far I found that the system monitor applet
> (Applications->system tools->System monitor) allows me to do a 'df -h'
> check but that's it.

Oh, look into gkrellm.  I find it a bit annoying, but it's a popular solution
under GNOME.  Also, check what panel applets are available, by installing
anything suitable from synaptic, and right-clicking on the panel to add them.  
Quite a few useful applets are installed by default.

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Re: Administration app?

Peter Eis
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John Richard Moser wrote:

> `df -h` -- system monitor applet
>   Check file system usage.  This would be better with a tree instead of
>   a flat display:
>   /               /mnt/sda1      10G  [  |        10%            ]
>    /home          /mnt/sda5      45G  [         | 37%            ]
>     /home/export  servr:/home    100G [ |          4%            ]

check out jdiskreport http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/

Peter

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