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Controlling hardware temperature in Gnome 3.10

asked 2014-07-31 02:58:07 -0500

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Hi, unfortunately my laptop heats up sometimes. In former versions of Gnome I could install a sensors applet [https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/82/cpu-temperature-indicator/] but that wasn't updated to Gnome 3.10. How can I keep an eye on my hardware temperature without opening a terminal each time?

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answered 2014-07-31 04:59:48 -0500

NickTux gravatar image

updated 2014-07-31 05:01:46 -0500

It works all good under my F20 (GNOME 3.10).

Extension Sensors Fedora 20

Maybe you need to install lm_sensors ? This extension needs the lm_sensors package installed and configured properly.

As root

yum install lm_sensors 
sensors-detect

The other solution, might be to install the extension from github (source code). You can follow the manual installation instructions at github page.

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As an alternative to lm_sensors, try acpi -V. Works OK too. :) Great answer, though!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-31 05:26:42 -0500 )edit

@hello, I meant that this specific extension (cpu indicator) it needs the lm_sensorspackage in order to work properly. Though it doesn't need the hddtemp package, because it gets the HDD temps directly from udisks2, which is pre-installed at Fedora20.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-31 10:36:19 -0500 )edit

@NikTh :) ok, is this available for KDE? because I use KDE more than GNOME (I faced the problem of nothing loading, blank screen).

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-01 01:24:20 -0500 )edit

@hello No, this is a GNOME extension and the user (OP) asks for this particular GNOME extension and I answer for this particular GNOME extension :-) There are lot of monitoring tools available (and some are distro independent). First, have a look at systemmonitor and gKrellm widgets. If they are not meet your needs, you can go for a conky or use another monitoring tool, like munin.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-08-01 08:02:10 -0500 )edit

Thanks, the link to the github page solved the problem. On extensions.gnome.org is no compatible version available, though.

0nickyet gravatar image0nickyet ( 2014-08-02 15:47:09 -0500 )edit

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