Is there a way to configure psensor so the temperatures read out in real time in the panel so it could be read at a glance? So far, in order to read the temperature I have to click on the applet indicator. On 12.04 I had a Hardware Indicator Sensors by Alex Murray that did that job fine but it doesn't work in 14.04 (can anyone verify? I'm getting an "E: Unable to locate package indicator-sensors"). I ended up starting to use psensor again and it only shows the temp in Unity (my Unity is on auto hide).


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See http://wpitchoune.net/blog/sensors-in-the-top-bar-of-the-desktop/.

It has been added in psensor since the release 1.0.2.

Basically, with a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor
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    Wow, it looks great. I can't wait. The nice thing about psensor is the notification alarms. Yeah, I could run indicator-sensors and psensor at the same time but I tend to like a cleaner panel. Apr 24, 2014 at 5:44
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    you dont need to add ppa on Ubuntu 15.04 May 4, 2015 at 17:46
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    It has a GUI as well. Great answer. +1 May 5, 2015 at 6:27
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    How do I get the temperatures to show up in the bar like the screenshot in the link has?
    – simbabque
    Aug 18, 2015 at 14:43
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    simbabque That is a so-called experimental setting you find in Sensor Preferences (not the main Preferences dialog), in the "Application Indicator" tab. Jan 8, 2016 at 9:24

Try this: Go to your Dash and open Software and Updates. Go the other software tab and try to add it from there by pressing add. Add "ppa:alexmurray/indicator-sensors-daily" excluding the quotes and add. Check the box next to the source in the list of sources. Open a terminal and try:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sensors

If that doesnt work, try to install it from Synaptic Package Manager. (To get it): sudo apt-get install synaptic Open Synaptic and search indicator-sensors. Right click on it and click Mark For Installation. Click Apply and let it install.

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    I'm getting an "E: Unable to locate package indicator-sensors". Apr 18, 2014 at 17:17
  • I updated the post, try again.
    – shawn221
    Apr 18, 2014 at 17:18
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    I just now got the same E:unable to locate
    – David
    Apr 18, 2014 at 17:23
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    If you check "view package details" at ppa:alexmurray/indicator-sensors-daily/ you'll see that the trusty package did not build properly.
    – ajdev8
    Apr 19, 2014 at 19:43
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    Alex Murray has kindly updated his ppa and the trusty package is now available at launchpad.net/~alexmurray/+archive/indicator-sensors-daily
    – ajdev8
    May 10, 2014 at 2:46

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