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Ubuntu Unity netspeed indicator

July 8th, 2011 No comments

One of my favorite applets in gnome is netspeed which of course wont work in unity (damn you, unity). But using the indicator version of sysmon, dstat (cool tool – check it out if you haven’t already) and some bash magic you can get something similar to work anyways.

http://www.pcurtis.com/ubuntu-unity.htm#netspeed_appindicator

The above link explains everything needed and you’ll end up with your netspeed being displayed in the panel . . .

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