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I want to be able to see how hot my system is from the indicator menu, kind of like speedfan does it on windows.

I remember doing this some time ago in ubuntu, but can't figure it out now. Using 12.04.

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You will find an answer to your question in this answer : – danjjl May 12 '12 at 16:47
Take a look over there Works great and can be customized to display anything. – user55822 May 12 '12 at 17:39
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It is easy.Just type CPU Temp in Synaptic and install the one you like most.

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I could only find one, but it worked out. Psensor for anyone else looking though this – waspinator May 12 '12 at 18:01

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