How to add more sensors?

Asked by Vladimyr on 2012-05-26

hi, I like idea of this program and how it looks on screenshot, but when I start it, I see only HDD temperature sensors in the list. No CPU temp, no GPU temp, no fan speed... How to add these sensors to the list?

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Hardware Sensors Indicator Edit question
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Alex Murray
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2012-06-10
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2012-06-10
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2012-05-27
Best Alex Murray (alexmurray) said : #1

You'll need to configure lm-sensors and then try restarting https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SensorInstallHowto

Vladimyr (vladimyr) said : #2

thank you a lot, it helped! I even was able to add GPU temp: disabled proprietary video driver.

Vladimyr (vladimyr) said : #3

good news: I was able to get GPU temp and fan speed values on the proprietary Radeon drivers!
actions:
1. Go to Ubuntu Application Center
2. look for lm-sensors
3. press 'more'
4. tick add-ons checkmarks below
5. press 'Apply'
6. restart
7. profit! :)
probably, it's made 'by design', thus was well-known information.
but it was not for me, thus i share it for anybody interested ;-)

Vladimyr (vladimyr) said : #4

Thanks Alex Murray, that solved my question.

Manoj (manojkumar-mandal) said : #5

Hi Alex,

I installed and configured lm-sensors as per the instructions provided, tested it.

I get the following listing when I start indicator sensors:

temp1
temp2
core0
core1
ST92......

with temp indicated beside them. What do each of these mean, especially temp1 and temp2?

Alex Murray (alexmurray) said : #6

Hi Manoj

Sorry I can't be of more help but I have no idea - they will be specific to the motherboard inside your computer... - core0 and core1 will be the CPU core temperatures...

Manoj (manojkumar-mandal) said : #7

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your prompt response.

I think the first 2 are virtual readings related to acpi, and the readings
don't change often, except when you power on first time in a day. I did
search on the net and found they refer to thermal zone sensors on the
motherboard.

Regards,
Manoj

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> Hi Manoj
>
> Sorry I can't be of more help but I have no idea - they will be specific
> to the motherboard inside your computer... - core0 and core1 will be the
> CPU core temperatures...
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