System load indicator does not start

Asked by susanna on 2015-03-01

Hi. I ve just installed this program but when I launch it, it s not starting.
I ve install it twice.

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Michael Hofmann (mh21) said : #1

Hi Susanna,

what version of ubuntu are you using (it only works in Ubuntu, not Kubuntu etc)? You should see a small graph in the right-top corner.


susanna (susanna-kosic-k) said : #2

Hi Michael, thanks for replying. My Ubuntu is 14.04 LTS. It' s installed but the shortcut does not appear in the top bar.

Michael Hofmann (mh21) said : #3

Could you open a command line window and start it with 'indicator-multload'? Does it give any error message?


susanna (susanna-kosic-k) said : #4

I get an error like 'indicator-multload' command cannot be found.

susanna (susanna-kosic-k) said : #5

 If I execute:
$ indicator-multload
I get:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NotSupported: Application does not handle command line arguments

susanna (susanna-kosic-k) said : #6

 Sorry, in the previous message second line should be: $indicator-multiload

Michael Hofmann (mh21) said : #7

Could you
This is a bit weird. Could you install the version at ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily ( and try again?

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload


susanna (susanna-kosic-k) said : #8

Done. Same result.

Michael Hofmann (mh21) said : #9

Sorry, then I don't have any idea :-(

humdinger70 (lgreenwa) said : #10

It does work.Working now on my Thinkpad X220. Have the person reboot their box. Maybe even logout/login? Shows up in title bar. My config is newly installed 14.04.2 LTS. I'm using the regular one, not the one from the PPA.

susanna (susanna-kosic-k) said : #11

Yeah, I ve restart like 20 times the machine since I ve install it.
What permissions must have the script? Don t know, maybe is just simple as check the differences between the folders/scripts of your installation and mine to understand why here is not working. Cheers.

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