So I would like to install Open Hardware Monitor. I downloaded it and extracted the files (right-click, 'Extract here', not $sogijdsfg -xcv /sdflsa/rtyf). There's a .exe file but that only opens a folder with strange files. How do I install and run the program?

  • Linux cannot run EXE files.
    – user423626
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 12:21
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    If the EXE file is a .NET file, Linux can run it natively using Mono. Commented Mar 14, 2018 at 15:31

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As already said, you cannot install .exe win32 executables on Linux but please be informed that Open Hardware Monitor is also available for Linux, in fact:

On Linux systems the Open Hardware Monitor requires Mono with WinForms.


Open Hardware Monitor on Linux

# Install Mono
sudo apt install mono-complete

# Run Open Hardware Monitor:
mono OpenHardwareMonitor.exe

However, for those unwilling to do the above, you can use psensor which is what I am using ATM on my main Ubuntu machine and is quite cool IMO

sudo apt install psensor

Psensor is cool

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    This is the correct answer, and the question is legit. If you came here, please upvote the question and this answer as it was unfairly downvoted by people who didn't take their time to read through it and give a proper answer. Commented Mar 14, 2018 at 15:28
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    @BrunoFinger I tried to do so but no data was displayerd. See my results here: photos.app.goo.gl/MwfY3cpLCnbw7JqK7
    – user849355
    Commented Jun 19, 2022 at 3:35
  • hi @Wingarmac could you please provide details on your machine, OS as well as the installation procedure you followed so that I can try to replicate that?
    – alfx
    Commented Jun 19, 2022 at 9:48
  • @BrunoFinger I'm using lubuntu 22.04 LTS. I didn't create a wine prefix. Just installed wine-stable and followed the steps you suggested. After that, right click and "open with mono runtime" the exe file. wine install procedure followed : wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu
    – user849355
    Commented Jun 19, 2022 at 10:25
  • @Wingarmac I think you are overcomplicating the process. You really do not need the .NET Framework to read hardware data, thus I'd suggest to use Psensor and forget about OHM. this is especially good on Lubuntu (which I used for quite some time). It's a great lightweight distro, so don't bloat it. Please see my edited response. BTW I'm not BrunoFinger lol
    – alfx
    Commented Jun 19, 2022 at 16:25

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