show harddisk and cpu temperature with Ubuntu

Friday, 31 October 2008 at 10:58 UTC 3 comments

To configure a Ubuntu (Intrepid) to show sensor data in desktop panel, simply install sensors.
With my new mainboard and ICH10 chiptset, i haven’t got access to hard disk and cpu temperatures,
i only got
“Sensors type ACPI zones”

apt-get install xfce4-sensors-plugin sensord i2c-tools
apt-get install xsensors

After that run as root:

sudo sensors-detect
It added “coretemp” to /etc/modules.

Additionally you need to let sensors plugin get access to hddtemp to read harddisk temperatures as user:
chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp

Then you need reboot your system.

Voila! CPU and hard disk temperatures are displayed.
Very nice is, that i can set Min/Max for the color display.

The ACPI thing didn’t work, but that’s okay for the moment.


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