Temperature is a factor that is convenient to take care of in our equipment and especially in laptops. Some time ago an article was published in this blog presenting the command lm-sensors to monitor the temperature of the equipment. You can see that article in the following link. That article simply stated how to install it, but it was passed to indicate that this program can be added a graphical interface called psensors.

Temperature control is a factor that should not be neglected in our equipment. That’s why this program is good to have it installed. The temperature control will help us to know the health of some of the components of your machine.

For example, everyone at some point has been concerned about the noise produced by a CPU fan or the sudden rise in temperature of your laptop. This may be the prelude to a computer misfortune and it is already known that preventing is healing.

lm-sensor Features

Lm-sensors will allow us to monitor, among others:

  • The temperature of the motherboard, the sensors of the CPU, or of the GPUs.
  • The temperature of the hard disk drives.
  • The speed of rotation of the fans.
  • CPU usage.

The application is designed to be simple and easy to use . The use of CPU resources and memory consumption are not significant, so having it installed will not be a problem.

If you need more information about lm-sensors, you only have to check your page Github.

Install lm-sensors

To monitor the temperature of the PC with lm-sensors, you must open a terminal. Then if you are using Ubuntu or its derivatives, you can install lm-sensors with the following command.

If you do not use any of the Ubuntu versions there is no problem. This program will possibly be available in the software repository of your Linux distribution. Just open your package management program, look for lm-sensors and install it.

Configure lm-sensors

Once the sensor program is installed on your system, it is time to configure it. To do this you have to launch the following command. During the configuration you will have to answer the questions that will be displayed in the terminal. The questions will generally be about what you want to monitor.

Get the temperature of your hardware

Once the configuration is finished, checking the temperatures becomes very simple. All you have to do is write the command which will then be displayed on a terminal. This command will display all temperature information using degrees Celsius as a temperature measurement.

If you do not want the information in degrees Celsius, it is also possible to obtain temperature readings in degrees Fahrenheit. Just add -f to the previous command.

Install Psensors

You can always track the temperature of your hardware from a graphical interface . Just install the lm-sensors graphical interface called Psensor using the following command.

As with the lm-sensor, if you do not use a Debian-based system do not worry. Psensor may also be available in the Linux distribution software repository you use. Just open your package management program, find psensor and install it.

Ready! Now, when you want to start the program, you only have to write psensor in the Dash or in the terminal and the graphical interface will be launched.

PSensor, The Graphical Interface For lm-sensors
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