Saturday, August 26, 2017

RPi-Monitor: Version 2.12 is available

The version 2.12-r0 of RPi-Monitor has been released.

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

...bug fixing...
Photo from flickr cc-by by Nguyen Vu Hung (vuhung)

What's new in this version?
This version is coming with few internal changes, improvement and mainly bug fixes to ensure compatibility with Raspbian (Stretch).

Here is the changelog of version 2.12-r0:
  • Fix interactive configuration mode to accept commands with parameters
  • Fix various bug occuring with raspbian stretch
  • Fix info updated packages after upgrade
  • Fix typos and other bugs
  • Add configuration and tools (/usr/share/rpimonitor/scripts/) for OrangePi and Allwinner_H3
Note: Due to a change on network interface name, it is not possible to create a generic configuration file which will work on every installation. If you want to activate this feature, you will need to do a customization of network.conf.

Keep in mind that RPi-Monitor is a tool designed to be customized to your need and it will never cover all the situation without customization. The default configuration files proposed are installed in a directory named template. These templates are showing examples of what can be done and should help you during the customization.

How to install RPi-Monitor

To perform a manual installation of RpiMonitor, refer to RPi-Monitor Installation page.

To perform an installation from the official repository, follow the instruction bellow:

Execute the following command to add or update RPi-Monitor repository in you repository list.

    sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rpimonitor.list

Installation or upgrade from the repository 

If you already have installed the latest version of RPi-Monitor using the repository, you can execute the following commands to upgrade:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

If you install RPi-Monitor for the first time, execute the following command to add RPi-Monitor into your list of repository: 

    sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rpimonitor.list

Activate https transport for apt and add certificate authority: 

    sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates dirmngr

Install my public key to trust RPi-Monitor repository:

    sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2C0D3C0F

To install RPi-Monitor, execute the following command: 

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install rpimonitor

After installation or upgrade you should execute the following command to update information about upgradeable packages:

  sudo /etc/init.d/rpimonitor update


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

To define the configuration you can use RPi-Monitor Interactive Configuration Helper whit the command:

    rpimonitord -i

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.


  1. Excellent update! Thank you for adding Stretch compatibility!

  2. nice to see a new version. Thumbs up.

  3. Thank you for keeping the project alive!