Monitoring temperature and fanspeed graphically in Ubuntu

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at
Mon Nov 14 02:50:36 UTC 2005

ma, 2005-11-14 kello 13:01 +1100, Peter Garrett kirjoitti:
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 03:35:23 +0200
> Ari Torhamo <ari.torhamo at> wrote:
> > I
> > think it would be good to have a way for not-so-skilled users to monitor
> > system health and perhaps get an early warning when their system is
> > running too hot. Or have I missed a way to do this graphically in
> > Ubuntu?
> It can be done - I had it working (more or less) with Warty, using gkrellm as a graphical display- but setting it up was not trivial IMO.
> I agree that a simple way to get this working and an easy monitoring GUI would be a great thing to have.
> I used the instructions here:

Thanks for the link, but I had to start monitoring my own temperature
when I read those pages :-/ I'd propably pay for a new CPU every now and
then to replace the burned one, if that was the only way not to ever
have to study and implement those instructions :-) Anyway, I'm glad you
agree that a simple solution is needed.



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