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heyyy
June 30th, 2009, 12:06 AM
i mean graphic card(nvidia) and cpu(intel centrino)

unutbu
June 30th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Install the lm-sensors package, then open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type


sudo sensors-detect

Say yes to all the questions, and then, to check the laptop temperature, type


sensors
(You might get a bit of information the first time; more information after you reboot).

heyyy
June 30th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Install the lm-sensors package, then open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type


sudo sensors-detect

Say yes to all the questions, and then, to check the laptop temperature, type


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?

Paqman
June 30th, 2009, 12:33 PM
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.

unutbu
June 30th, 2009, 12:34 PM
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 (]http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6365702)

superprash2003
June 30th, 2009, 05:26 PM
i use the command acpi -t for cpu temp

Mikael P.
July 2nd, 2009, 03:26 PM
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?

unutbu
July 2nd, 2009, 03:30 PM
Have you installed lm-sensors and run "sudo sensors-detect"?
(as described in post #2).

Mikael P.
July 2nd, 2009, 04:06 PM
RTFM. no I hadn't done that. Cheers for bearing with me.
It works fine now!