Ubuntu :: Can't Seem To Get Lm-sensors Display / Applet
May 6, 2010
I had previously installed lm-sensors and the associated files on my Lattitude 2100 when I was running 8.10 and got a great little bargraph readout thing at the bottom of the screen that helped me monitor system temperatures. Now that I've upgraded to lucid lynx netbook, I can't seem to get the same thing going. I installed the lm-sensors etc. but the applet/readout/display whatever you want to call it, is nowhere to be found.
I installed lm_sensors via Synapt & the Sensors Applet on the panel, but that applet shows me an invariable 40�C for 2 temperatures - 'CPU' & 'temp1'.Now I know it can't read the CPU temperature (long story, the CPU fan is hard-wired to 6v & there is no temperature feedback...) but it should be able to find a couple of other useful temperatures.The same PC in XP uses Speedfan which indicates plausible temperatures for (I think) Case & Hard Drive. (Temp2 & HD0 in the attached)I wonder what I have failed to do & why I cannot see Case or HD temps in Ubuntu?In terminal, I ran sensors-detect which went OK until the last bit where it said:
"~$ /etc/init.d/module-init-tools start Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8) utility, e.g. service module-init-tools start...etc" I don't follow that, but I have checked that I have it87 in both /etc/modules & in lib/modules/.../hwmon
I installed Sensors Applet & hddtemp. Installation was smooth, all of my devices were automatically detected and all seemed good.Then I restart the computer, and when everything comes back up, the processor, MB, and GPU are all working (showing a temperature) but none of the (6) hard drives are showing a temperature. After fiddling around with it I found that removing the applet from the panel, and then adding it back again fixes the problem. But then the next time I restart the computer it breaks again.
I have Debian Squeeze with Gnome "sensors-applet" installed.I have a Nvidia 7300GT GPU whose Thermal Monitoring(Temperature) is Shown fine on "nvidia-settings" GUI. But ,Sensors Applet in Debian shows only CPU temp and if I install hddtemp,it will show hard disk temperatures.
I ended up rebuilding the package from debian source enabling nvidia support.and it worked(with "DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="--enable-gui --with-nvidia" Has Any Work Around to show nvidia GPU temperature without rebuilding the package ?PS:Below is a screenshot of nvidia GPU temperature showing in the top panel(of Gnome). sensors-applet_nvidia.png (5.5 KiB) Viewed 518 times
I can't for the life of me get the xsensors to work. I installed lm-sensors, the applet and also xsensors.I followed everything on this guide:URl... Went through it more than twice and a couple of restarts. I just can't figure out what's wrong.When I run "sensors" nothing is found. I ran the sensors configuration and it only found one device to add to /etc/modules. Please see the trace below, I would be very grateful if you can help me find the fix for this! The desktop is an HP Pavilion a730n with a Pentium4 processor.
I would like to use lm-sensors with my new PC.With my old one lm-sensors showed all sensors of CPU, GPU, wattage and Fan.With the new AMD64 (kernel 2.6.32-5 on Debian Squeeze) I get only the temperature of the GPU and the HDD.The only found sensor is "Fintek F71882FG/F71883FG Super IO Sensors"No embedded "AMD [...] thermal sensors" found in sensors-detect How can I fix it?sensors-detect
I'm trying to do something a little crazy with my netbook, and I'm looking for some sage advice. Since I'm trying to maximize free screen space on my 10" netbook, I have top and bottom the panels auto-hide. No problems there, and since I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts (some default, some custom) I don't even use the touchpad unless I absolutely have to. My most common apps are shortcutted, and I've got Alt-F2 for everything else. However, by hiding the top panel, I don't have a clock on the screen. This is fine in essence, but when I want to know the time, I have to mouse up to the top of the screen. Not horrible, but it goes against my nature!
So my question is: Is there any way to make holding a key/combo display the time, then have it disappear when the key is released? I would love for this to happen when I hold the windoze key, as it is currently unused.
(btw, my windoze key will soon be an Ubuntu key, the good people at System76 and their free sticker set:[URL]... I know how to add custom keyboard shortcuts, but other than launching a clock app, I have no idea how to make this happen, or if it's even possible.
I have a question regarding the configuration of Network Connection. My wired connection is fine right now and when I check the network connection applet, it display active information of eth0. However, when I click the Configure button, the Network Connection window appears but there's nothing in the Wired panel. Should there be a eth0 in that panel? I remember I had one before, but after I messed with some configuration of VPN, my network became unstable and I remove the Network Manager to try to solve the problem. Since then, there's nothing in my Network Connection window, though I can still connect to my router with eth0. Now even after I reinstalled the Network Manager, I still don't get anything.
I thought I was removing the chat status piece of the indicator applet (I know what it is now, didn't then), but I accidentally removed the whole thing. Now when I figured out how to put it back on the panel, I can't get it back to where it was (which was to the RIGHT of the system date/time applet). How can I do this as well as move the indicator applet that has the volume control in it?
I was using both the Indicator Applet and the Notification Area applets in my panel but realized that very often when I started the system, the icons of these applet appeared mixed. Some items were duplicated (for example the keyboard indicator) where others were missing (sometimes the battery indicator, sometimes the sound indicator, etc). When that happened I had to remove them and add them to panel again.
This seems to be a bug that makes one applet interfere with the other (maybe because there are some items that appear in both but when you add both initially nothing is duplicated but after a system restart the problem happens).After searching for some way to fix this apparent bug without success I decided to remove the Indicator applet and keep just the Notification Area.
It works but then I don't have the sound applet anymore, because it was part of the Indicator Applet. I searched for a standalone sound applet but I couldn't find any. Do you know of any such applet that I could install in the system? If I can find any it would be fine to me and I would be satisfied using just the Notification Area.
Had ubuntu for a few years left came back last month. I lost the indicator applet in the panel. I don't know what I did to get it back. I feel like this is a very very simple thing to fix but I just can't find it. Here is a pic of what i'm talking about.
I use network manager applet 0.7.1. I had set the automatic wireless connection to my my wireless network (WPA key secured). Recently, I get the following problem: At the automatic connection, I get the message: Network manager applet (/usr/bin/mn-applet) needs default keyering. As I don't know what it is to type it and then, deny or OK, it doesn't get connected to my wireless network.
I cant use the option "export" from the VPN settings in the Gnome Network Manager, when I tried to export a popup says "Unknown error"This happend also in 11.3 and now in 11.4, so it is a nm-applet problema I think... Is there any other way to export my VPN connections?
I removed the "indicator applet" from the default gnome panel at the top of the default Lucid desktop. Doing so resulted in me losing the ability to control the sound from the panel, which I value so I put it back.Once I restored the indicator applet to the panel, the nm-applet went missing. I'm still connecting to my home network with no problem, so the function is there, but the little icon that updates when you're trying to connect, shows signal strength, and other available networks is now missing. This I've searched the problem and haven't found any solutions that work, I think because of the new applet integration, but I'm very surprised this hasn't been found by someone yet!
Lucid has this (opinion: stupid) notification applet in the top right that contains links and notifications for the default evolution etc setup. I do not want that applet and would prefer to run what I want via alltray. The problem is that removing the notification applet removes the sound applet! Firstly, how do I "unmarry" the two? secondly, who could have possibly thought that was a good idea? Ubuntu has been great, but c'mon! Why is a default email program married to the sound applet!
I'm having trouble with my java, I got it to isntall, restarted but when I go to any java based chat, or drawing site it doesn't load the applet, the applet shows up it just says "Start: Applet not initialized" Did I install it wrong?
Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done. Just press ENTER to continue: Driver `k10temp' (autoloaded): * Chip `AMD Family 10h thermal sensors' (confidence: 9) No modules to load, skipping modules configuration. Unloading i2c-dev... OK
There is a debugging panel on my motherboard, and I think that that displays the CPU temperature, although I am not sure.
I installed Karmic 64-bit on a new Phenom X4 Quad-Core PC. I've replaced the stock CPU cooler with a Cooler Master Hyper TX3, enabled all fan control settings in the BIOS, switched their profiles on silent, enabled the Cool n' Quiet option as well but my CPU fan is still noisy and seem to be running up to the max number of RPM, thus ignoring BIOS specifications. Besides this I can tell there is something wrong with it since even the CPU is on idle or with just the regular browsing, media player operations, PC sometimes freezes or is automatically rebooted .
I installed lm-sensors and went through all the sensors-detect operations (output attached to this post) but it doesn't show anything else but the CPU and HDD temperature which is always 40 Celsius degrees.
I'm running ubuntu 9.10 64 bit on a Dell Latitude E6400 with the following configuration:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz, 3MB L2 Cache 1066 MHz Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x4500HD 4GB RAM 250 GB Hard Drive SATA 7200RPM
I'm experiencing overheating problems, after just 15-20 minutes of minimal use (surfing the internet, not even watching flash vids or any other vids). The same laptop under Windows 7 64 bit stayed really cool.
I've read several posts here and followed this manual: [URL] to try to control the fans (I only installed the lm-sensors and ran the sensors command, I didn't do anything beyond that). Specifically what I did was install lm-sensors (via apt-get), ran sensors-detect which advised me to add the coretemp module to /etc/modules, which I did.
However when running sensors the only information I get is the overall temperature and the temperature of each of the cores.
why I'm not getting fan speed info when running sensors? Also is there a way to find out if more modules needs to be added to /etc/modules?
I am having difficulty setting up lm-sensors so that I can monitor fan speed and temps. I have been following theHow-To on the forums, but it appears I don't have the sensors detected/loaded properly.
This is the current output: Code: ronald@ronald-Satellite-L505:~$ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +69.0C (crit = +114.0C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +63.0C (high = +105.0C, crit = +105.0C) coretemp-isa-0001 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 1: +57.0C (high = +105.0C, crit = +105.0C)
Below is a copy of what I have been trying in terminal. Here is a walkthrough of sensors-detect: Code: ronald@ronald-Satellite-L505:~$ sudo sensors-detect [sudo] password for ronald: # sensors-detect revision 5818 (2010-01-18 17:22:07 +0100) # System: TOSHIBA Satellite L505 (laptop) # Board: TOSHIBA Portable PC ..... Monitoring programs won't work until the needed modules are loaded. You may want to run '/etc/init.d/module-init-tools start' to load them.
Possibly necessary info: 10.10 64-bit Intel T4300 dual core Western Digital WD3200BEKT HDD
GKrellM worked fine under 9.04.W/ 10.04 it works but does not sense the Fan or Voltage sensors.I transplanted the old folder over to /home after downloading GKrellM, hddtemp, and lm-sensors thru Synaptic.Ran the hddtemp and lm sensors in terminal w/ no problems.Running sensors revealed all inputs: cpu temps, fan speeds, andmobo voltages.GKrellM downloaded was ver 2.3.4 while my old folder data was 2.3.2. Sensor config file is same format just that the old config file has all the voltage/fan pointers assigned as well.
Weird thing is that GKrellM will overwrite the sensor-config file (that has ALL the sensor defined inputs pasted into it) after going into the program and selecting Configuration. It reverts to the sensor-config file created after running lm-sensors and hddtemp under 10.04.So it's autowriting itself and not picking up the fan/voltage inputs.Displaying the data thru the Sensor Applet in the Desktop panel is OK but I prefer having everything on GKrellM. It's a much cleaner, easy to view system. Anybody got a clue why GKrellM is overwriting the sensor-config file. That should be static, unlike the user-config file.
After several attempts, the Hardware Sensors Monitor cannot detect hdd. The following is what was done. I originally installed gnome sensor applet through ubuntu software center and without paying much attention I also proceeded not to have the hddtemp boot up. After adding to the panel the hardware sensors monitor, the hddtemp was not there so..ive proceeded to do the following in the terminal:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure hddtemp sudo chmod u+s /usr/sbin/hddtemp sudo sensors-detect and yes to all sudo modprobe..there were two chip drivers
when i did sudo hddtemp /dev/sda the temp is detected.I added back the applet to the panel but the sensor is still not there.
sudo dpkg -s hddtemp also returned the status that everything was installed. i rebooted i double checked in the synpatics manager if all the programs are installed. I have lm-sensors, hddtemp and sensors-applet. in the command line..i did dmesg removing and re-adding the applet to the panel proved futile and still cannot see hdd temps. Where did I go wrong?