Jan 192009

Qps Visual Process Manager is an X11 version of “top” or “ps” that displays processes in a window and lets you sort and manipulate them. It displays some general system information, and many details about current processes (such as the TCP/UDP sockets in use by a process). Qps runs on Linux and Solaris.

Compared to the default installed System Manager in openSUSE, Qps provides with much more options all visually displayed and customizable. You can choose to view all processes running on the system or the process run by your user id or all non-root processes. You can choose to exclude the child process times and show the file paths. The graph running on the top of the window shows the utilization on CPU, Memory and Swap and the system uptime.

Install Qps Virtual Process manager

Click this oneclick installer supported on openSUSE 11.1/11.0/10.3/10.2 from packman to install qps Visual Process manager. This should download the YMP file and automatically launch the YaST package manager to add the required Repositories and download and install Qps and the required dependencies. Click next on the Qps installation screen and Next again on the installation proposal window. This should start adding the required repositories, download and install Qps and its required dependencies. Click Finish when the installation completes successfully.

NOTE: Click here for a how to on enabling 1-click install in openSUSE 10.2

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This should install Qps under “Applications – System – Monitor” as “Visual Process Manager“. Click Visual process manager to launch QPs. To choose to view All processes or Non-root processes or user processes, click the listbox. To exclude the Child process times, click options menu.

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You can choose from a big list of fields to be displayed on the Process monitor window. Simply click Field and click select custom fields and from the list select the fields you would want to disaply.


Qps can be very handy for new users to linux and opensuse and being a visual tool is always a good to have on your system. Click here to visit the project homepage.