[blfs-dev] What happened to the programs `xload` and `xfontsel`?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 3 12:10:25 PDT 2017

On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 12:16:42PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote:
> > If I want to look at the load on a desktop machine I normally devote
> > a term to 'top' - for that even an 80x25 term is adequate and it
> > shows the current percentage use of each core.
> Try GKrellM.  http://gkrellm.srcbox.net/
>   -- Bruce

For me, top is adequate - and most of the time icewm's panel-image,
from which I can load top, is enough.  But for the OP, according to
wikipedia and the page you linked to, gkrellm needs gtk+-2 [ so does
icewm ] which might be too "heavy" (dunno, I'm trying to guess why
somebody would want to use xload).

Interesting thread on xload, with some alternatives mentioned, at

Gentoo have ebuilds for xload, but of those I've found so far they
only have dependencies (xorg-libs in BLFS-terms) without any
commands to actually build it - first time I've ever come across an
build like that, e.g.

`I shall take my mountains', said Lu-Tze. `The climate will be good
for them.'     -- Small Gods

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