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    a way to check my laptop temperature?

    i mean graphic card(nvidia) and cpu(intel centrino)

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    Install the lm-sensors package, then open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type
    Code:
    sudo sensors-detect
    Say yes to all the questions, and then, to check the laptop temperature, type
    Code:
    sensors
    (You might get a bit of information the first time; more information after you reboot).

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    Quote Originally Posted by unutbu View Post
    Install the lm-sensors package, then open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type
    Code:
    sudo sensors-detect
    Say yes to all the questions, and then, to check the laptop temperature, type
    Code:
    sensors
    (You might get a bit of information the first time; more information after you reboot).
    thanks can i have something like a gadget on my screen showing this?

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyyy View Post
    thanks can i have something like a gadget on my screen showing this?
    Try installing sensors-applet, it'll let you add an applet to a panel.

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    If you are using a gnome panel, you can install the sensors-applet package, then right-click on the gnome panel and select "Add to Panel". Add the "Hardware Sensors Monitor" applet.

    You can configure what it displays by right-clicking the applet and selecting "Preferences".

    Also, some Ubuntu users like to use the conky package to custom design monitors that live in the background root window. This is a world and adventure unto itself. A tempurature monitor can be displayed by conky as well. For an example of stuff people do with conky, see

    http://conky.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html
    and this venerable megathread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281865


    If you are interested in trying this and have time to kill, here is a
    HOWTO Guide
    Last edited by unutbu; June 30th, 2009 at 12:37 PM.

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    i use the command acpi -t for cpu temp

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    I just found this applet but I got stuck when trying to customize it. For some reason I only get access to my graphics card temperature. There are no options for adding the CPU.
    All the requirements where a bit beyond me (I am learing this ubuntu stuff).
    How do I go about adding controls for displaying my CPU too?

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    Have you installed lm-sensors and run "sudo sensors-detect"?
    (as described in post #2).

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    Re: a way to check my laptop temperature?

    RTFM. no I hadn't done that. Cheers for bearing with me.
    It works fine now!

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