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.

  • Related: askubuntu.com/q/15832/62483
    – Lucio
    May 25, 2015 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? Sep 6, 2015 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, 2011 at 8:40
  • Cool! can we help with the testing part?
    – Chriskin
    Apr 12, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 at 10:47
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    How to install it with apt-get? Aug 11, 2012 at 14:03

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

  • 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? Sep 6, 2015 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 https://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- in the repositories (without this feature).


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
  • 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. Sep 6, 2015 at 14:23

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