I have a conky config using hhdtemp and hwmon to retrieve CPU and HDDs temperature. Now in Ubuntu 22.04 those packages are not available anymore, what alternative do I have?

I need something from CLI, to use it in my conky config, that just prints the CPU and HDDs temperature in celsius.


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    I have never used hddtemp but I am still using hwmon in Conky config on 22.04 LTS without any issues. How are you trying to use it, what is your config? I use like this: ${hwmon coretemp temp 2} or ${hwmon acpitz temp 1} etc. hwmon is a Conky object not a CLI command.
    – codlord
    Commented Jul 20, 2022 at 12:58
  • I don't why but that hwmon command does not work for me. I tried to run for m in /sys/class/hwmon/* ; do echo -n “$m = ” ; cat $m/name ; done and I can see only: “/sys/class/hwmon/hwmon0 = ”k10temp “/sys/class/hwmon/hwmon1 = ”hid_f4:73:35:63:56:22_battery
    – Frank
    Commented Jul 20, 2022 at 13:53

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To read CPU and HDD temperatures in Ubuntu 22.04 you need to use hwmon, which can be accessed using sensors. HDD temperatures are included in the output when the drivetemp module is loaded.

sudo apt install lm-sensors
sudo modprobe drivetemp

To make drivetemp load automatically every boot, add it to /etc/modules as follows:

echo drivetemp | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

I'm using everyday the application that display the temperature of CPU, HDD and also Graphic card in the top bar of the screen.

It's called Psensor. It's available in Ubuntu Software.

  • psensor isn't available from the CLI though Commented Nov 27, 2022 at 7:58

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