XFCE simple Network Monitor applet

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Notes: A PKGBUILD for the AUR should also be made and only linked from the section. (Discuss in Talk:XFCE simple Network Monitor applet#)

The latest and fairly improved version (now not only reports the network activity) has been moved.

Full information and screenshots in github.

The original version is also available in git history, but the new one it is as simple and easy to install:

Installation instructions

Download xfce-hkmon.cpp and compile it:

g++ -std=c++0x -O3 -lrt xfce-hkmon.cpp -o xfce-hkmon

Place the executable somewhere (e.g. /usr/local/bin) and add a XFCE Generic Monitor Applet with these settings: no label, 1 second period, Bitstream Vera Sans Mono font (recommended) and the following command:

/usr/local/bin/xfce-hkmon NET CPU TEMP IO RAM

You may also add an interface name (eth0, ppp0,...) to override the automatic selection by traffic.