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    how do I check my gpu usage

    how do I check my gpu usage like I do my cpu and memory in system manager?

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    Re: how do I check my gpu usage

    From the terminal you can type top, or install htop.

    sudo apt-get install htop

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    Re: how do I check my gpu usage

    anything prettier then htop?

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    Re: how do I check my gpu usage

    LunaticHiatus

    Most Linux apps are written by geeks for geeks for free.
    Anyone interested in writing prettier apps is welcome to do so.
    Asking is a good start, who wants to contribute to open source?

    Sharky

    If you search you'll find some, I myself don't use them so cant recommend any.
    Last edited by clhsharky; July 28th, 2010 at 11:59 PM.

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    Re: how do I check my gpu usage

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWES View Post
    From the terminal you can type top, or install htop.

    sudo apt-get install htop

    bill
    htop does not measure GPU load, only CPU. And for that he already has Gnome's nice System Monitor, along with dozns of other options.

    For GPU, it depends on your card (ATI/AMD, NVidia, Intel) and driver (open source or proprietary). Since I use an AMD HD 7770 with its proprietary fglrx driver, I can only answer for that:

    For usage % (along with clock speeds):
    Code:
    aticonfig --odgc
    For temperature:
    Code:
    aticonfig --odgt
    For fan speed:
    Code:
    aticonfig --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"
    And you can view them all in a single command:
    Code:
    aticonfig --odgc --odgt --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"
    Quote Originally Posted by LunaticHiatus View Post
    anything prettier then htop?
    Since any ap would depend on proprietary and closed-source drivers, there are not many options out there. But I've found these 2:

    AMDOverdriveCtrl
    A complete Load/Temp/Fan control panel. I've never used, but looks awesome!
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/amdovdrvctrl/

    pSensor
    Can be compiled with AMD GPU support. I use it myself, works great. But currently only Temperature and Fan speed, no GPU load
    http://wpitchoune.net/blog/psensor/

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: how do I check my gpu usage

    Thank you for sharing. Everyone’s questions and answers are valuable.

    If a thread has had no activity for about a year or more, it is best to start a new thread of your own. Not only will you be more likely to get a response, but things change so quickly in the software world that an old thread may cause you more trouble than it will help due to outdated information.

    Please feel free to add a link to the original thread in your new one if you think it might be helpful.

    Best wishes!

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