What is s-tui?
“s-tui” is a terminal utility that runs GNU/Linux and is made to stress test and monitor our CPU. It is a program that graphically displays the frequency of CPU temperature utilization and power consumption without needing an X server. It was created by Alex Manuskin and is written in Python.
An effective way to determine whether a cooling system is working well or whether we have a stable overclock is to run a stress test on a computer. S-tui makes it simple to identify overheating when you see a decrease in frequency. Additionally, it will display any signs of decreased performance.
We can use the tool over SSH because it operates in the terminal. This is helpful if you enjoy using the terminal or for monitoring servers or small PCs like Raspberry Pi.
S-tui does not display precise information about the active processes in the system, which is one drawback of this tool. Just imagine the overall scene. S-tui won’t be of assistance if we’re searching for a tool that provides us with details about specific processes or allows us to manage these processes.
Install s-tui on Ubuntu using the PPA
The installer can also be downloaded and installed for Ubuntu systems using pip or a PPA. We merely need to launch a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and enter the following commands to install s-tui from the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amanusk/python-s-tui && sudo apt update && sudo apt install python-s-tui
To start the program, we need to type “s-tui” in the terminal.
By adding stress, we can expand the program’s alternatives. This package allows us to run the stress test. Although installing this program is not required, it performs excellently. To accomplish this, using the terminal, we type:
sudo apt install stress
Use the Pacman command to install the pip package for Archlinux users.
sudo pacman -S python-pip stress
sudo dnf install python-pip stress
For CentOS/RHEL users:
sudo yum install python-pip stress
For openSUSE users:
sudo zypper install python-pip stress
Stress can be used to highlight the CPU. All the graphs will advance to their maximum values if we choose this mode of operation.
Finally, use the pip command below to install the s-tui utility on Linux:
For Python 2.x:
sudo pip install s-tui
For Python 3.x:
sudo pip3 install s-tui
Getting to S-TUI
The article’s introduction stated as much. To obtain all the information from your system, root privilege is required. To start s-tui, simply enter the following command.
By default, it activates hardware monitoring and chooses the “Stress” option to put your system through a stress test.
Go to the help page to see alternative possibilities.