kde4 ksysguard aka system monitor
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Jul 21 01:31:33 BST 2009
> What's up with ksysguard's network and disk thruput? In kde3.5, they
> worked. In kde4, at least 4.2.4, not so much.
> The network stuff only has socket info, not the eth0 data read/written I
> was graphing previous, or indeed, /anything/ like the network/interfaces/
> eth0/receiver/data (and transmitter/data) kde3's KSysGuardApplet.xml file
> says I was using before.
> The disk thruput choices are there, or at least they seem to be, but when
> they're added, the labels come up "dummy" and the readings remain 0, as
> if they've been stubbed in, but nothing more.
> #include <version_gripe_4_x.h>
> Anyway, do they work for anyone else? I don't see any open bugs on
> either issue. FWIW, I noticed that the system monitor plasmoids don't
> have working network data either -- the only choice is loopback. It
> works in 3.5... <shrug>
You should get a job as a software tester! Like me, you have a knack
for finding things that don't work.
Or, perhaps you simply have a run of bad luck.
IIUC, your eth0 port is working correctly, but KDE4 doesn't find it.
I had this problem. I installed the widget and nothing was listed in
the "Network Interface" list window. I was going to try to trouble
shoot it and when I got around to it, it has started to work. Now it
works and I don't know what, if anything I did. :-)
It is a strange irony that when KDE/Linux was harder to setup, it was
easier to fix problems. Now, this is supposed to "just work" and we
don't really know how it works.
The only thing I can tell you is that KDE4 depends on NetworkManager. I
don't know for sure, but I think that it uses this to find network
connections. This has a daemon "NetworkManager" and it will normally
show as "sleeping" in KSysGuard.
I would first check to see that that process has been started, and if it
isn't, then reinstall the binary for "NetworkManager".
If you installed a Linux or BSD distro, it is really the responsibility
of your distro to do any necessary setup. So, you might try the
relevant distro mailing list.
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