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Old 05-20-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Best Application to monitor laptop temp.Ubuntu

Note: A similar Q has been posted earlier but I am reposting it as I did not approach my problem correctly and hence got no suitable answers.

here is my question. I have Ubuntu installed on my Laptop and am trying to find out if there is any application that comes built-in with this distro to monitor temp? Ive heard there is one...but ive looked all over the place and cant seem to find where it is or how to run it.. Ive checked around what you have suggested and will be trying it out..but just looking if there is anything out there that comes with the package?

PLease help.
Old 05-20-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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You can always install one with a single command:

apt-get install gkrellm

Personally, I like torsmo, but it can work poorly with Gnome, like disappearing after a few seconds due to nautilus refresh. It's not difficult to install, just "./configure" and "make".

There seems to be some packages available for Debian. Since Ubuntu is Debian, so...

Don't be afraid to install packages not shipped with your distribution. There is, and there'll never be a distro with all the packages everyone will ever need... unless it's bloated as Fedora
Old 05-20-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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There is a utility for Thinkpads, I called tpctrl. The website for this is Thinkpads are generally a great base for linux, ymmv from model to model. I have fiddled around with a tp 600e a great deal int he past. Just my $0.02

Old 05-21-2005, 09:50 PM   #4
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installed gkrellm and works pretty well! thank you guys! that makes my migration to linux complete!


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