How to Install "stacer" Monitoring and Optimising Tool on Linux

stacer linux installStacer is a GUI based open source resource monitoring and system optimizer tool for Linux. This app has a nice looking dashboard which provides CPU, Memory, Disk and System information. The new vesrion of stacer provides additional monitoring panel for process viewing and sorting. I would say this is an "all in one" montoring tool for linux :-).  Let's go ahead see its features and how to install stracer on linux.

Stacer Features

The functionalities stacer packs include real-time system resource monitor, the ability to clear app caches, start-up monitor, ability to start/stop system services, and even uninstall applications. It has advantages below

  • give information about load your CPU, RAM, employment the hard disk;
  • display information about the system;
  • show the speed of your network connection (download and upload);
  • allow you to clear the cache in the system of removing garbage (Apt Cache, Crash Reports, System Logs and App Cache);
  • offer to the user the possibility to manage startup applications;
  • allow you to easily manage services in the system who can one touch how to stop and start again;
  • make easy to manage apps installed on the system, easy search, and easy removal.

 1. Install stacer

stacer is available on some Linux platform (Debian, Centos, etc) at its official link. You just need to download the stacer package corresponding on your Linux platform. In our case, it is on a 64 bits platform

a. On Ubuntu

On ubuntu, to install it, follow the steps below. First we need to download it

# wget https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Stacer/releases/download/v1.0.7/stacer_1.0.7_amd64.deb

Now manually install it

# dpkg --install stacer_1.0.7_amd64.deb

If the installation is aborted and you have some error messages like this:

Errors were encountered while processing:
 stacer

You will need to resolve missing dependencies with the command

# apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
 gconf-service gconf-service-backend gconf2 gconf2-common libappindicator1
 libgconf-2-4 libindicator7
Suggested packages:
 gconf-defaults-service

b. On Centos

On Centos, to install it, follow the steps below. First we need to download it

# wget https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Stacer/releases/download/v1.0.7/stacer-1.0.7.rpm

Now manually install it

# rpm --install stacer-1.0.7.rpm

2. Launch the application

To launch stacer, you have two solutions, you can use the Linux dashboard or you can use the terminal and type

# stacer

You can see that our application is loading and when finished, you have the interface below

3. Use the tool for monitoring and optimizing

Stacer offers 8 main roles (options or tabs) which you can see on the left to monitor and optimize your server. Theses options offer some flexibles possibilities

a. Dashboard role

This role offers a summarized view of your resources utilizations.  It corresponds to the image above.

b. System cleaner role

This role offers the possibility to clean your system cache, trash or manage your logs. This will warns when you trying to clean the caches.

c. Startup Apps role

This role offers to users the possibilities to add, enable & disable startup applications. Too much application may slow down the system startup or consume more resources in a certain time after system boot so be careful when adding applications.

d. Services role

This role offers to users the possibilities to enable and disable your system services such as Nginx, Apache, lxc-container, etc

e. processes role

This role helps to see all the process which are running on your system. It is the equivalent of top or ps command to display linux processes.

f. Uninstaller role

This role offers to the users the possibilities to install and uninstall some packages such as banshee and some others

g. Resources role

This role helps to see the detailed graph about CPU, Memory & Network utilization, not a summarized graph like on the dashboard.

h. Application setting role

This role helps to change the language and the theme of the application. It is for personalization

Conclusion

Armed with the tools available in stacer system optimizer, you should have no trouble in freeing up system space and boosting system performance. It is a tool which regroups some commands for monitoring and optimizing and is useful for those users who are not yet Linux specialists.

Alain Francois 3:00 am

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IT Linux administrator passionate of free and open source software, I work on Linux Systems since some years on installations and deployments of certain solutions. I like to share my experiences with a wider audience by training and conferences.

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2 Comments

  1. hello
    i get this erorr in centos 6.8
    error: Failed dependencies:
    libappindicator is needed by stacer-1.0.7-1.x86_64

    thanks
    hayim

    1. Hello,

      try first to install the epl. Then the second command will install stacer with dependencies.

      So, type the commands below

      # yum install epel-release
      # yum localinstall stacer-1.0.7.rpm