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Monitoring software?

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#1 tripflex


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:41 AM

Hey guys, so this is kind of a spin off of the problem i'm having with a hard drive locking up...

see the thread here:

but anyways, just wanted to know if anybody knows of any kind of software that i can install on a lunix machine i have that will monitor...well pretty much everything and will create a dump file or something whenver there is a problem.

Basically in simple terms i'm having problems with the hard drive locking up (hard drive light turned solid orange and entire computer freezes) and i want to see if i can find out what is causing it. If i had some kind of software that would monitor the cpu, hard drive, etc and report any errors like right before it freezes that would probably help out a lot.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:05 PM

smartmontools - http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Should be available from your distros repos.
smartmontools How-To: http://blog.shadypixel.com/monitoring-hard...-smartmontools/

If you would like to monitor more of your system have a look at "gkrellm"
GKrellM requires "lmsensors" package.


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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:14 PM

I have heard good things about conky. Never used it myself though.

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