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abacabb
18th August 2010, 02:40 PM
This is probably a weird question......


I'm running my Fedora 11 in Run Level 3. When the login is displayed (Non GUI)....is there a way to have the program TOP displayed either above or below the login?

I wanted to be able to monitor the machine's resources without actually being logged in.

Is that possible?

bodhi.zazen
18th August 2010, 08:43 PM
This is probably a weird question......


I'm running my Fedora 11 in Run Level 3. When the login is displayed (Non GUI)....is there a way to have the program TOP displayed either above or below the login?

I wanted to be able to monitor the machine's resources without actually being logged in.

Is that possible?

I do not know if this will work, but I suggest running top in screen.

You can re-connect to the screen session when you log in or over ssh.

screen is very helpful and has a number of interesting features, if you are not familiar with it see any of the various on ling guides.

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-screen-command-howto.html

http://magazine.redhat.com/2007/09/27/a-guide-to-gnu-screen/