View Full Version : [ubuntu] Computer Temperature Monitor and getting the alarm function to work!

July 22nd, 2009, 09:20 AM
running jaunty, and i have this neat little Panel add-on that is supposed to alert me if my CPU is getting too hot.

Unfortunately, i cant get the darn alarm function to work.
Ive tried everything from putting a java program to open up, to something as simple as a gedit document to open up!

can someone please give me a tutorial on this?

any help is greatly appreciated

July 22nd, 2009, 09:36 AM
Looks like there's been no development going on for a while.


July 22nd, 2009, 10:02 AM
oh wow...
ok, are there any other applets that are like my current one, but a bit more *ahem* updated?

July 22nd, 2009, 10:19 AM
Yes there is but requires a bit of work. Not too hard.

lm-sensors which is in the repo's. Install via synaptic.



Mark Phelps
July 22nd, 2009, 06:35 PM
You first need to see if the temperatures (temps) can even be monitored. Install the lm-sensors package as already mentioned. Then do "sudo sensors-detect" in a terminal. Reply yes to every question that is asked, and at the end, allow it to make any changes. Then reboot.

Once back in the desktop, type "sensors" in a terminal. If you get a bunch of readings, including temps, you're on your way. If you get few or no readings, there's nothing else you can do.