This is similar to Command line tool on Ubuntu Server to see disk IO stats?, only I'm asking for a GUI tool, not a command line tool.

My OS is Debian Wheezy, using LXDE as desktop environment.

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    Instead of sending people around collecting information from different pages: would you mind to edit your question here, and include all necessary details (specific requirements etc.)? Please take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? for a guide. Moreover, asking for a GUI tool, it might help to state the DE you are using (e.g. LXDE, XFCE), as some of those GUIs might be specific to one of them.
    – Izzy
    Aug 30, 2014 at 11:43
  • My DE is LXDE. Other than that, my question looks clear enough to me. By GUI I mean graphical, and not-command line. For example, iotop is command-line.
    – sashoalm
    Aug 30, 2014 at 14:26
  • While the term "GUI" is clear, there might be some specific requirements you have (e.g. sorting, exporting stats, specific details you need). I just figured what specific details I never thought of when packaging the lastest version of Monitorix (see my answers here, here, and here ;))
    – Izzy
    Aug 30, 2014 at 14:35
  • Honestly, even iotop would be good enough, if it didn't require root. Sometimes I see the harddisk's busy-lamp and I want to see which process is doing all the work, but by the time I enter my password the spike of activity has gone. If only I could assign a shortcut that starts it in terminal without a root password... I guess not requiring root would be a requirement, definitely.
    – sashoalm
    Aug 30, 2014 at 15:51
  • One more reason I'd recommend you taking a look at Monitorix. Runs as a background process, and you can watch collected stats with your browser – not losing any details (if that would match your request, I can make it an answer with more details and screenshots). OTOH: make an alias to sudo iotop, and add your user to /etc/sudoers to be permitted running that command w/o entering a password might be an alternative to you, it the only issue is timing because of the password prompt?
    – Izzy
    Aug 30, 2014 at 16:24


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