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    DIY check ATI GPU load and ATI GPU temp in Ubuntu

    i found something i want to share

    been looking for info how to get gpu load and temp in ubuntu there is no much info on internet took me whole day but i found it

    i have ati hd4850 and catalyst 10.8

    if u want to check GPU load in the terminal just type

    aticonfig --adapter=0 --od-getclocks

    if you want to check gpu temp in the terminal type

    aticonfig --odgt


    if you want to add gpu load to conky add this to conky conf.

    ${font verdana:size=8}${color green}${execi 1 aticonfig --adapter=0 --od-getclocks | grep -i GPU}

    if you want to add gpu temp to conky add this to conky conf.

    GPU Temp : ${color green} ${execi 1 aticonfig --adapter=0 --od-gettemperature | tail -n1 | gawk '{ printf $5 }'}°C

    name color font execi grep is configurable

    in my laptop gpu usage is never more than 3% no matter what i do play hd clips use internet or vbox i dont play games so dont know what the load would be.

    below is my conky
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    Last edited by Tracy177; September 2nd, 2010 at 03:25 PM.

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    Re: DIY check ATI GPU load and ATI GPU temp in Ubuntu

    Hi. I got an ATI 5650 in my laptop but I cannot check the infos using these commands. Hope you can help me find out what mistakes I've made.

    Here are the results of the commands:
    Code:
    aticonfig --list-adapters
    Code:
    * 0. 01:00.0 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series 
    
    * - Default adapter
    and
    Code:
    aticonfig --adapter=0 --od-gettemperature
    Code:
    No layout section was found in the file: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'.
    Please run 'aticonfig --initial' first or modify your configurationfile manually and run aticonfig again.
    aticonfig: parsing the command-line failed.

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    Re: DIY check ATI GPU load and ATI GPU temp in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by nhianho View Post
    Hi. I got an ATI 5650 in my laptop but I cannot check the infos using these commands. Hope you can help me find out what mistakes I've made.

    Here are the results of the commands:
    Code:
    aticonfig --list-adapters
    Code:
    * 0. 01:00.0 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series 
    
    * - Default adapter
    and
    Code:
    aticonfig --adapter=0 --od-gettemperature
    Code:
    No layout section was found in the file: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'.
    Please run 'aticonfig --initial' first or modify your configurationfile manually and run aticonfig again.
    aticonfig: parsing the command-line failed.
    I just stumbled across this thread trying to do the same thing.

    I'm getting the same error you are, and when I try to run aticonfig --initial, I get this:

    Code:
    $ aticonfig --initial
    Found fglrx primary device section
     Unable to find any supported Screen sections
    Any ideas?
    And the thread title of the year award goes to...
    " Supositories not working - On the verge of losing it here - help!"

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    Re: DIY check ATI GPU load and ATI GPU temp in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by HittingSmoke View Post
    I just stumbled across this thread trying to do the same thing.

    I'm getting the same error you are, and when I try to run aticonfig --initial, I get this:

    Code:
    $ aticonfig --initial
    Found fglrx primary device section
     Unable to find any supported Screen sections
    Any ideas?

    This command worked for me. I'd recommend backing up /etc/X11/xorg.conf before executing.

    Code:
    sudo aticonfig --initial -f
    Thanks Tracy177 for sharing the tip.

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    Re: DIY check ATI GPU load and ATI GPU temp in Ubuntu

    Some other useful AMD/ATI commands:

    For usage % (along with clock speeds):
    Code:
    aticonfig --odgc
    For temperature:
    Code:
    aticonfig --odgt
    For fan speed:
    Code:
    aticonfig --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"
    And you can view them all in a single command:
    Code:
    aticonfig --odgc --odgt --pplib-cmd "get fanspeed 0"
    Notice the absence of "--adapter=0". If not specified, it will pick your default adapter.

    There are also 2 GUI apps that support ATI/AMD GPUs

    AMDOverdriveCtrl
    A complete Load/Temp/Fan control panel. I've never used, but looks awesome!
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/amdovdrvctrl/

    pSensor
    Can be compiled with AMD GPU support. I use it myself, works great. But currently only Temperature and Fan speed, no GPU load
    http://wpitchoune.net/blog/psensor/

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    Re: DIY check ATI GPU load and ATI GPU temp in Ubuntu

    Thank you for sharing. Everyone’s questions and answers are valuable.

    If a thread has had no activity for about a year or more, it is best to start a new thread of your own. Not only will you be more likely to get a response, but things change so quickly in the software world that an old thread may cause you more trouble than it will help due to outdated information.

    Please feel free to add a link to the original thread in your new one if you think it might be helpful.

    Best wishes!

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