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Ultimate Geek
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# 119191 23-May-2013 19:34
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Liking it so far. Got this rubbish laptop of trademe that was running slow as a dog on xp and have chucked linux mont 14 on it.

Although I have a question, how do I install ' System Monitor Indicator'
see, no#14

I copied the command into terminal and it looked like it installed ok, but now what, how do I find it? Or can it not be installed on mint 14?

copy and paste from temrinal..

administrator@Admin ~ $         sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/indicators
[sudo] password for administrator:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for administrator:
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
 This PPA Contains Ubuntu Panel Indicators, For more information see
"All rights belong to their respective owners"
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmph9708f/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmph9708f/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key F59EAE4D from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmph9708f/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key F59EAE4D: public key "Launchpad PPA for NoobsLab" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
administrator@Admin ~ $

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Ultimate Geek


  # 824380 23-May-2013 20:18
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Looks like you have only added the repository.

You should just need to do sudo apt-get install <Package You Want To Install>

Geoff E

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 824401 23-May-2013 20:38
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Ok so I just googled what a repository is. How do I find the name of the package I want to install?


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  # 824415 23-May-2013 20:55
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If you want #14 then you would need to do

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor

sudo add-apt-repository. Will add the repository to your system this just tells the system where all the files are located on a remote server. That are needed to install the application the Repository will likely contain more than the links to one applications files. The link that you provided  you will notice that the sudo add-apt-repository line is for quite a few of them the same.

sudo apt-get update. Tells the system to get a updated list from each repository on your system so this will include all the systems repos and any other applications repos. This will not update any thing other than the list.

sudo apt-get install tells the system to install a app usually the app developer will give you what you need for this line this line as some of them have very very bizarre names these days. However if you get it wrong it will give you some suggestions based on what you entered.

I will also add to the above sudo apt-get upgrade. This will will upgrade the system as well as every app on the system.

These are the main parts to apt-get there are more functions just type "apt-get --help" or "man apt-get"

Hope this helps.

Geoff E

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Master Geek

  # 824473 23-May-2013 22:57
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It all appears a bit daunting at first but when you get used to it, it's very efficient. Generally speaking I tend to stick to the repositories that the system came with and only add ones that have software which is more up to date than Ubuntu, as sometimes they can be a few versions behind. Most things that people need you will find in the Linux Mint Software Manager anyway.

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  # 824494 23-May-2013 23:55
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I have got it installed now, it didn't work the first time because I copy and pasted all 3 commands at once instead of doing them individually. What a muppet. But it has a no smoking kind of logo through the icon, maybe because it is not compatible with mint 14?

I just want to see ram and cpu percentages preferably on the taskbar.. or on the desktop

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  # 824496 24-May-2013 00:10
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From memory there is a system monitor applet you can select for the tray but I'm not sure what info it displays. Click the wee up arrow in the tray, and select applets (i think) then scroll until you find the system monitor. There's a bunch of other ones too but most of them aren't very useful.

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