Lubuntu's Temperature monitor always reports 40°C and never changes. Resource Monitor reports my CPU hovering between 80% and 98% for about 1.5 days now and Temperature Monitor hasn't changed even though I can hear the CPU fan whirring dutifully as it changes speed to accommodate my demands.

Other posts recommend installing lmsensors and running sensors-detect and running sudo modprobe, all of which I have tried without results. Even after rebooting, no change is seen in Temperature Monitor.

It never changes

Right clicking Temperature Monitor and choosing settings gives the following fields and values. I haven't the first clue as to what might be appropriate for the "Sensor" field, or what "Automatic sensor location" might mean:

settings panel

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    its probably your device. post the output of "sensors"
    – Artyom
    Oct 31, 2017 at 21:37
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    It's a question of hardware: if your hardware doesn't have any sensors, it cannot report on them... Post the output of sensors-detect .
    – Fabby
    Nov 4, 2017 at 9:30
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    Related: Correct sensor location to use for Temperature Monitor in lxpanel? that has recent answers; one with an example location (likely hardware dependent).
    – user37165
    Nov 7, 2017 at 8:25


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