Temperature monitor and fan control?

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Thu Feb 27 01:09:39 UTC 2014

In Saucy, on a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop, I want to monitor the CPU 
temperature and preferably have the option of controlling the fans.

I8kmon, installed by the i8kutils package, would seem to be ideal. See 
the documentation at 

I installed i8kutils from the standard repo, but I can't get i8kmon 
working at all.

Just running 'i8kmon' should start the program in user mode and display 
a user interface with the current temperature and button controls for 
the fans.  It does indeed display a very small interface on the desktop 
-- with no temperature display, though there are a couple plain button 

ps -e | grep i8 shows nothing running.  And if I click a button in the 
interface, it generates an error for /proc/i8k, saying there is no such 
file or directory.

Does anyone know how to get this or something equivalent running in Lubuntu?

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