Monitor computer temperature in Ubuntu

Monitor computer temperature in Ubuntu

Posted: 4 years ago in  Miscellaneous | Unix |


Heat is quite danger for any system, PC, laptop, headless server, Media server...etc. Beside the best cooling system you can build, monitoring system to know how it is going is also a need.

Psensor is a good choice to monitor your system temperature.

It is a hardware temperature monitoring tool, was updated recently with an option to display the temperature on the panel (next to its AppIndicator icon), along with other improvements and bug fixes. I'd like to have it, especially on old pc, laptop that have long service cooling system.

Install prerequisistes

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors hddtemp
sudo sensors-detect
sudo service kmod start

Install psensor

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jfi/psensor-unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor