Saturday, September 7, 2013

RPi-Monitor: Version 2.4 is available

Note: A new version of RPi-Monitor is available: Version 2.5.
All the details about the latest version of Rpi-Monitor are in RPi-Monitor overview

The version 2.4 of RPi-Monitor has been released.

If you don't know yet what RPI-Monitor do, have a look to RPi-Monitor Overview.

Photo from Flickr  by Le Yéti AttributionNoncommercial cc-by-nc

What's new in this version?

Here is the changelog of version 2.4:
  • Change shared memory management to fix issue #12 and define the shmkey in configuration file
  • Added the possibility to define the default timeline to be display in statistics page
  • Add -s (show) option to show configuration as loaded (useful for advanced customization)
  • Added WiFi icon


Download it from the official repository in Github:
    sudo wget -O rpimonitor_2.4-1_all.deb

Install the dependencies by executing the following command (be careful, the file in red is a new dependency):
    sudo apt-get install librrds-perl libhttp-daemon-perl libjson-perl libipc-sharelite-perl

Installation or upgrade can be done with the command:
    sudo dpkg -i rpimonitor_2.4-1_all.deb


RPi-Monitor is fully configurable so if the displayed information doesn't match you need, customize it.
Everything display in status pages or in statistics pages can be modified, tuned and customized to your needs.

To see how to customize it, use the command
    man rpimonitord
    man rpimonitord.conf

Man pages are also available in the wiki.

You will find some examples of customization in RPi-Monitor articles.


Once RPi-Monitor is configured as you wished, browse http://RPiIpAddress:8888/ to access to the web interface.

Note: The graphs rendering may have strange behavior on Google-Chrome on Windows while it works fine on Linux. Internet Explorer is even not able to display statistics, it is then advised to use Firefox on Windows or better... switch to Linux! ;-). 


  1. Thank you for the default timeline! ;)
    The update is working, no more/new json error.

  2. Wow, great work!

    In my configuration there is no swap disk. Upon selecting the swap usage from the menu I get an error as expected. But after closing this message the page keeps loading which prohibits me from selecting another option. So now my statistics page is jammed on a reloading page. Is there a way to disable the swap page? Or can you make a fix that recognises the available partitions?

    Thanks again!

    1. RPi-Monitor is fully configurable. Everything you see in the screen can be modified and customized to your need. You should have a look one the article of this blog explaining how to modify the configuration to your needs.
      Just a note: Keep in mind that the id (number identifying stats) should follow each other (1, 2, 3, 4 ... and not 1,3,4,5 <-- 2 is missing and this may have an impact).

      As RPi-Monitor is fully configurable, I'll not try to implement auto discovery because I'm sure it will not be possible to cover all the cases. I prefer to let the opportunity to people to customize by themself.