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Keeping track of your PCs temperature in Linux

Aug 07, 2010, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"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 appear."

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