Category Archives: Hardware

Realtime statistics of your Linux system

If you wish to monitor your Linux system in realtime, use dstat. Use a man dstat to see a list of possible options, since they are extensive and dstat can output system usage, memory usage, load times, network information, NFS, therman, VMWare, CPU, sendmail and MySQL usage, among others.Try dstat -tamn -M topcpu where -tamn… Read More »

Make Ubuntu sleep instead of hibernate

One of the few things you can’t easily configure in Ubuntu is the option to make the computer sleep instead of hibernate when idle for X minutes. Here’s how to do it: Press Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor then press Enter Go to /apps/gnome-power-manager/actions/critical_battery Change the value to whatever you wish. Possible values are hibernate, suspend,… Read More »