View Full Version : [ubuntu] Conky & HP Pavillion 7925 - temp not displayed

August 24th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Hello all!

I've been trying to set up Conky for a mate and managed almost completely, however I've fallen over on the issue of core temp.

On my Packard Bell laptop, the relevant line looks like this:

$alignr temp: ${color #FFFFFF}${acpitemp}${color0}C

... and works fine. On his, it simply displays '0C'. Online tips seem to be suggesting {acpitemp}, but I assume something different is required for this particular machine? It's on an Intel Celeron 1.2 GHz processor.

August 25th, 2009, 08:10 PM
B to the U to the M to the P, y'all!

August 25th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Yeah, acpitemp doesn't work on my HP notebook either. Instead I used:

CPU Core Temperature: ${hwmon tempf 1}FBut to get that working you must have lm-sensors installed and properly configured. See this link for instructions:


It looks like a lot of work but it's actually quite simple and takes only a few minutes to do.

Good luck,


August 26th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Good tip! Will it still apply with a desktop, I wonder? Either way, I'll definitely have a go of it.