Manually set thresholds?

Asked by Tryfon Farmakakis on 2012-10-14

Is there a way of manually setting thresholds and corresponding colors? If not I think it would be a nice feature to add.

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2012-10-14
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2012-10-15
Alex Murray (alexmurray) said : #1

Unfortunately the colors are fixed as static images. The thresholds on the other hand are derived from the low and high values for each sensor - basically take the difference between the low and high values and divide by 5 to get the different color thresholds - so you can partially customize these.

Pablo San Martín (san-wablo) said : #2

I have been using lm-sensors for a while now, and decided to try sensors-indicator not to enter the command manually on Terminal each time I want to take a quick look at my laptop's temperature.

My CPU temperature is usually around 50s°C and 60s°C, and the icon in the Gnome Shell turns to red as soon as it goes above 52°C (which I think is a perfectly normal working temperature, at least for an i7 mobile CPU, see this Intel support thread: https://communities.intel.com/message/228544#228544). I don't understand why this is the case, since the CPU's crit_temp value is +105.0°C and high_temp +87.0°C. This is not the case with the ACPI and the GPU, which show in green at above 60°C and whose crit_temp are not significantly higher, namely +110.0°C.

So how do sensor-indicator colors work? Why does it show these CPU temperatures as high, i.e. in red? Is it because the CPU output has a high_temp value and uses it as a referent instead of the crit_temp? If so, is there any way of removing those values? What consequences would that have?

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