Ubuntu – How to install indicator Netspeed in Ubuntu 16.10


I am trying to install indicator Netspeed in Ubuntu 16.10 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtop2-dev libgtk-3-dev libappindicator3-dev git-core
git clone https://github.com/GGleb/indicator-netspeed-unity.git
cd indicator-netspeed-unity
sudo make install
indicator-netspeed-unity &

Unfortunately, this returns error…

** (indicator-netspeed-unity:6641): WARNING **: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include:
the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security
policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network
connection was broken.

(indicator-netspeed-unity:6641): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema
'apps.indicators.netspeed-unity' is not installed

Best Answer

Have you considered try Indicator Netspeed Unity ? It was a fork of mgedmin's Netspeed Indicator. Despite its name, it should work with any panel that supports AppIndicators.

Quote from Webupd8 article.

Indicator Netspeed Unity is a heavily modified Indicator Netspeed, which adds the following extra features:

  • four panel display modes: download, upload or total (either merged or separated) network speed;
  • configurable bit rate prefix;
  • shows total downloaded and uploaded data for the current session in the indicator menu ("All" item);
  • enable/disable padding - when enabled, it preserves the indentation of indicator text (I recommend disabling this or else you'll end up
    with a gap between the icons and text);

  • supports using custom icons (available via Dconf);

  • added a settings menu which allows changing the upload/download prefix, change the theme to dark/light or current (system) theme and run nethogs for a more detailed analysis.

How to install ?

You can either use apt-get install command by adding ppa first.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fixnix/netspeed
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-netspeed-unity

Otherwise, you can install from the .deb files

32 Bit

wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/fixnix/netspeed/ubuntu/pool/main/i/indicator-netspeed-unity/indicator-netspeed-unity_1.04-yakkety0_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i indicator-netspeed-unity_1.04-yakkety0_i386.deb

64 Bit

wget http://ppa.launchpad.net/fixnix/netspeed/ubuntu/pool/main/i/indicator-netspeed-unity/indicator-netspeed-unity_1.04-yakkety0_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i indicator-netspeed-unity_1.04-yakkety0_amd64.deb