View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] cant install im sensors ubuntu 8.10 new user

December 11th, 2008, 06:15 PM
hi i am new to ubuntu 8.10 <32> and love it. just one thing i cant sort out is the im sensors . when i type sudo apt-get install im-sensors i get this.. Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package im-sensors

if any one could help me this would be great ... many thanks hope there some 1 out there.

December 11th, 2008, 06:15 PM
it is lm-sensors not im-sensors (L not i)

December 11th, 2008, 06:20 PM
ok thanks how silly of me lol i have done that bit now thank u very very much.how do i find them and put on my desktop. thanks again

December 11th, 2008, 06:33 PM
lm-sensors is a command line tool for monitoring temperatures
(if you want the temperature displayed somewhere you will need to use some type of a frontend)

you can desplay the temperatures on your gnome panel using a program called sensors-applet

(after installing it you can find it when you right click your gnoem panel and choose "add to panel")

or if you want a system monitor on your desktop itself you could use conky (but fair warning conky is not easy to configure)

but the most important step either way is to configure the lm-sensors first

to do that open the terminal and run


then read carefuly and answer questions

December 11th, 2008, 06:39 PM
ok thank alot will try that now thanks alot i am loving the support on here its great.never going bk to windows that for sure!!

December 11th, 2008, 06:54 PM
i have just installed sensors-applet by synaptic package
but can not find it on the panel any where looked in system and others no joy sorry to be a pain if you could help me more would be great thanks

December 11th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Right click on a panel and select "add to panel". You'll get a list of different things you could add, one of which will be the sensors applet (IIRC, it's called something besides "sensors applet")

December 11th, 2008, 07:14 PM
ok thanks i have found that bit and got it, (it was under hardware sensors monitor) on that list. but its only showing my gpu temp (gaphics card) i am now lost again . i feel i am getting closer tho lol thanks again for you help

December 11th, 2008, 07:21 PM
any more ideas welcome please

December 11th, 2008, 08:04 PM
after you run sensors-detect reboot your computer

then when it boots back up right click on the sensor and open the preferences

i cant really remember exactly what you need to click and im not using the sensors-applet right now, but i do know that in the preferences there is a way to change what temps are displayed

(on mine it used to monitor both cpu's as well as the HD and graphics card temps)

December 11th, 2008, 08:13 PM
great it worked thanks mate. lovely job.
thanks to every one. have a great CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR!!