Hardware Sensors Indicator - Mint 12

Asked by LoneWolf_53 on 2011-11-20

Forgive me if I'm wrong but I installed Mint 12 the other day and have been working at configuring it to my liking.

One of the things I lacked was a suitable hardware monitor as I overclock and monitor temps all the time, which I had been doing with sensors-applet previously.

I installed hardware Sensor and I have an icon in the top panel which does show me the information if I click on it.

Is there not supposed to be the temp of my choosing displayed there instead of that icon?

If so what would be the problem as all seems well otherwise?

The perfect app if I could just see a couple of temps displayed instead of an icon. :)

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Alex Murray (alexmurray) said : #1

As far as I know, Mint doesn't support the appindicator interface so instead we are forced to only show an icon as there is no way to display any text etc.

LoneWolf_53 (spezi-machek) said : #2

Appreciate the reply.

Too bad. I just started tinkering with Mint and am not a proficient Linux user yet so though it would work because Mint is based on Ubuntu 11.10.

At least it said "Linux Mint 12 features the following upstream components: Ubuntu 11.10, Linux 3.0, Gnome 3.2." on the site.

The only other option I could think of was gkrellm which I installed temporarily but it just seems so cumbersome when all I really want to monitor is CPU core temps and GPU core temp.

Even though it isn't quite what I want at least this way I have the icon right there and a quick click will show me what I wish to know.

Hopefully down the road this can be overcome. :)

Alex Murray (alexmurray) said : #3

Apparently you should be able to get the full indicator-sensors experience in classic GNOME (and hence under Mint) by installing indicator-applet from this PPA - https://launchpad.net/~jconti/+archive/gnome3

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