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I used to have lm-sensors and sensors-applet working correctly on Ubuntu 11.04. I just updated to Ubuntu 11.10, and lm-sensors is installed, but sensors-applet does not seem to be in the repository any more. Is there a way to still have it working?

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"...does not seem to be in the repository any more..." Uh... packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/lm-sensors –  Nathan Osman Oct 15 '11 at 5:00
    
@GeorgeEdison I made a mistake. It was a different package that is missing. –  sawa Oct 15 '11 at 5:30
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Installing and using GNOME instead of Unity and following this guide ( http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=92504 ) allows you to use sensors-applet with ubuntu 11.10! (sensors-applet was removed from the 11.10 repo!!!) Just make sure you download the current source of sensors-applet here http://sensors-applet.sourceforge.net/index.php?content=source

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installation requires me to have gtk+-3.0 which is 745mb! Is there any way around that dependency? –  montrealmike Mar 1 '12 at 16:52
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The psensor application lets you graph the fan/temperature info, but like you I am missing a notification-area indicator for this. Maybe Indicator-multiload could help, but it doesn't seem to present sensor information at the moment. Indicators-sysmonitor seems only to function with CPU load at the moment, even though it presents lm-sensors information in its configuration. Yet another edit: indicator-sensors does read lm-sensors inputs, and displays them, but only as a label/temp, not a graph. It does allow a high or low warning to be set though, so it's better than nothing.

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You'll be needing Alex Murray’s excellent Hardware Sensors Indicator for Unity. Only available from PPA at the moment:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexmurray/indicator-sensors
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sensors
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add-apt-repository succeeded, but I cannot apt-get install that. It says it cannot find it. –  sawa Mar 5 '12 at 2:08
    
Strange, works for me... and still available. You are using Oneiric (11.10)? Have a look at the ppa link –  fRED Apr 15 '12 at 22:03
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Use this direct link to download until the repository will be availabe for 12.04 http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexmurray/indicator-sensors/ubuntu/pool/main/i/indicator-sensors/

I just tested and for me works great

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indicator-sensors from Alex Murray is excellent. Psensor is another similar tool, available in the stock Ubuntu repositories since Oneiric. You can find Ubuntu detailed installation instruction at: http://wpitchoune.net/blog/psensor/ubuntu-integration/.

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