While I enjoy a large pretty cpu graph, it's a little obnoxious once its larger than an EQ display. I thought for awhile on the info I really wanted to know from my beast and reduced it, boiled it down to almost nothing.
Add a genmon to an xfce panel and point it to your newly created /usr/bin/uptime.sh
echo "<txt>"$(VAR="$(cat /proc/loadavg)"
FIL=$(cat /proc/loadavg | cut -d '.' -f 2)
PRC=$(cat /proc/loadavg | cut -d ' ' -f 4)
echo "$OAL$FIL $PRC")"</txt>"
echo "<tool>"$(uptime -p)"</tool>"
Anyway, that's how I like it.Condensed!
first number is the last minutes load average, 1.00=1 core of work.
second number is the last five minutes of load average in whole cores.
then the last set are executing threads/might want to execute threads.
Now on the uptime mouse hover display, I'd like to maybe ask the author of uptime to add months to break up the weeks, and looking ahead add a year field too. Then maybe drop the "up" and append "ago, you booted this computer" and it could go across the screen like a story.
"1 year, 3 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 16 hours, 18 minutes ago, you booted this computer"
I suppose we could add "and 32 seconds" to try and get it all the way across the screen...