"GNOME Panel: Let's first take a look at adding temperature
sensors to the GNOME Panel. This is fairly straight-forward. If you
right-click the GNOME panel you will see the entry "Add to panel".
Select that and, from the resulting window, scroll down until you
see "Hardware Sensors Monitor". Select that applet and click the
Add button. You will immediately see a new applet on your panel
(see Figure 1).
"With this monitor running you will see temperatures for all the
cores in your CPU as well as the motherboard temperature. In the
Figure you see above, the farthest temp on the left will be the
acpi temp. You also see five other temperatures. You can add or
remove sensors if your right-click, select preferences, click on
the Sensors tab, and check what you do or do not want to see. The
more cores on your CPU, the more temperature sensors will
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