How to Install SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Sysmontask is a graphical Linux system monitor application with the compactness and usefulness of Windows Task Manager to allow higher control and monitoring. It will monitor and display the system resource usage and performance details of running processes, CPU, Memory, HDD/SSD, and Network interface cards.

Install SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install SysMonTask on the Ubuntu system.

  • Install SysMonTask from the PPA repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:camel-neeraj/sysmontask
sudo apt install sysmontask
  • Install SysMonTask from GitHub:
git clone
cd SysMonTask
sudo python3 install
  • Install SysMonTask from the PIP(PyPi):
sudo pip3 install -U psutil
pip3 install sysmontask

Step 3. Accessing SysMonTask.

Start application from the menu or by the command “sysmontask” (recommended only in case of error/crashed) on the terminal. This is how Sysmontask default interface looks like:

Install SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04

That’s all you need to do to install SysMonTask on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on SysMonTask monitor Linux system resource usage, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.