System monitor System tab should show architecture (32/64bit)

Bug #531762 reported by A. Bram Neijt on 2010-03-04
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome System Monitor
Fix Released
gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-system-monitor

After installing Ubuntu, it is not clear to the user wether they are using a 32bit or a 64bit version.

The System Monitor System tab should contain architecture information so people know whether they are running 32bit or 64bit. It is currently unclear to me where people can look to decide which proprietary binary they should download.

"uname -a" solves the problem, but a normal user should not rely on the console for this information.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Mar 4 08:19:28 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-monitor
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20091209)
Package: gnome-system-monitor 2.28.0-1ubuntu2
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-15.22-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-system-monitor
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-15-generic x86_64

A. Bram Neijt (bneijt) wrote :
summary: - System monitor System tab does not show architecture (32/64bit)
+ [wishlist] System monitor System tab should show architecture (32/64bit)
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

summary: - [wishlist] System monitor System tab should show architecture (32/64bit)
+ System monitor System tab should show architecture (32/64bit)
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Unknown → New
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) wrote :

the System Monitor should display :
- the architecture of the current system
- architecture of the hardware (in order for the user to know if the computer can run Ubuntu 64 bits or not)

If I don't mistake, "uname -a" (or uname -m) indicates the current system architecture.
The architecture of the hardware is given by "lscpu".

Nicolas Michel (nicolas-michel) wrote :

To YannUbuntu:
Of course it does. My wish feature is about the GUI named gnome-system-monitor, not CLI.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
David Clayton (dcstar) wrote :

Still not fixed in Ubuntu 11.10.

A. Bram Neijt (bneijt) wrote :

System settings now has a "System Info" icon, which shows the 64-bit in the OS type field of the overview.

Fixed if you ask me, this bug can be closed.

David Clayton (dcstar) wrote :

"System settings now has a "System Info" icon, which shows the 64-bit in the OS type field of the overview.

Fixed if you ask me, this bug can be closed"

Quite the opposite, in fact. If the code already exists to show this missing data then it should be trivial to patch this package and actually fix it properly.

It is a very poor excuse to tell people to assemble the information that they may need from multiple sources because of essentially trivial deficiencies in one source.

The "System info" doesn't even tell you the kernel or Gnome versions that are running, both important items when a novice user is asked to provide info about their system when asking for help, so that cannot be considered as any replacement for the more information provided by the System Monitor package.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-11-28
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-12-13
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-system-monitor - 3.3.3-0ubuntu1

gnome-system-monitor (3.3.3-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream unstable release.
    - Shows whether OS is 32-bit or 64-bit (LP: #531762)
    - Network load default colors improved for the colorblind (LP: #485712)
    - UI streamlined (status bar removed, fewer default columns in
      processes tab, etc.)
  * debian/patches/02_lpi.patch: Refreshed
  * debian/watch: Watch for unstable releases
 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:46:35 -0600

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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