Installing System Load Indicators in Kali

1 min readMay 18, 2018

I like seeing CPU load on my boxes, so pretty much all of them have some sort of CPU load gadget enabled on startup. I noticed every time I have to configure this on a Kali box I’m struggling to remember the package names for what I have to install, so having done it today I decided to do a write this so I don’t have to struggle next time.

It’s fairly simple, really:

  • Install gnome-shell-extension-system-monitor package (doesn’t require addition of PPA compared to indicator-multiload):
# apt update
# apt install gnome-shell-extension-system-monitor
  • Open Tweaks (either find it in the menu under Applications -> Usual Applications -> System tools -> Preferences, or press the Windows key and type tweaks to search for it).
  • Select Extensions, enable System-monitor, click on the gear and set your preferences.
  • Enjoy.




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