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Well, just like the title says : is there any hardware sensors indicator so i can add it to unity's panel?

I only found applets for the older gnome panel.

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Related: askubuntu.com/q/15832/62483 – Lucio May 25 '15 at 18:15
    
I'm puzzled as to how to switch any of these mentioned indicators on (how to put them onto the panel) after I have installed them. Could someone perhaps give an advice? – imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Sep 6 '15 at 13:04
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I'm working on one at the moment (indicator-sensors) which with any luck will be ready in time for the final release of natty - code is barely functional at the moment and still need to figure out a bunch of UI issues, so will be a week or two at least until anything release worthy is finished.

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upvote for the effort! i'm looking forward to having temp sensors (and fans speed?) in natty. – Christoph Apr 12 '11 at 8:40
    
Cool! can we help with the testing part? – Chriskin Apr 12 '11 at 13:09
    
For sure - feel free to check the code out and compile and test it - although at the moment it is quite feature incomplete but will provide rudimentary support - new features etc should be added pretty quickly so keep watching :) – alexmurray Apr 12 '11 at 14:18
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A quick update - have released an initial alpha version (covered on webupd8 webupd8.org/2011/04/indicator-sensors-displays-cpu.html) and have an official PPA here: launchpad.net/~alexmurray/+archive/indicator-sensors – alexmurray May 1 '11 at 10:47
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How to install it with apt-get? – Pavel Vlasov Aug 11 '12 at 14:03

The cpu and memory indicator now supports temperature sensors too. Check indicator-sysmonitor

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It's a pity that neither of indicator-sysmonitor and indicator-sensors packages is present in 14.04 (Trusty) repositories (unlike psesnsor), so that I could check all them out. Are there plans to put them in the Ubuntu repositories for any later Ubuntu release? – imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Sep 6 '15 at 13:12

Psensors has temp indicators.

Add ppa:jfi/ppa to your repositories (or just add nothing if are on 15.04 (Vivid) or later) and then install psensor (and its dependents) in Synaptic.

psensor can show the real temperature values in the top bar only since version 1.0.2 according to http://wpitchoune.net/blog/sensors-in-the-top-bar-of-the-desktop/ (via http://askubuntu.com/a/452501/19753).

That's why one used to have to add an extra PPA to get this feature.

This feature is included in the Ubuntu repositories since 15.04 (Vivid). And earlier Ubuntu releases, for instance, 14.04 (Trusty), has psensor-0.8.0.3 in the repositories (without this feature).

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psensors have already been mentioned, if i recall correctly – Chriskin May 29 '11 at 23:02
    
psensor can show the real temperature values in the top bar only since version 1.0.2 according to wpitchoune.net/blog/sensors-in-the-top-bar-of-the-desktop (via askubuntu.com/a/452501/19753 ). This feature is included in the Ubuntu repositories since 15.04 (Vivid). And earlier Ubuntu releases, for instance, 14.04 (Trusty), has psensor-0.8.0.3 in the repositories (without this feature). – imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Sep 6 '15 at 13:29

I'm quite fond of screenlets

add to desktop rather than panel though;

sensors screenlets seem nice, there are more similar;

work in unity although possibly not in gnome-shell; need sensors too

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors screenlets screenlets-pack-all
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As an even simpler workaround for the wish to always see the temperatures I'm running xsensors and switch on the "always on top" property of the window. – imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Sep 6 '15 at 14:23

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