Ubuntu Support

Specific Features On Ubuntu

Psensor has few specific features to improve the user experience on Ubuntu.

Application Indicator Support

The Application Indicator is providing a quick access to sensor values and settings.  When a sensor temperature is too much hot, a desktop notification bubble appears and the Application Indicator icon is changed to a red one.

Psensor graph window can be closed and raised by using the ‘show’ menu. It is also possible to hide the graph window at startup.

Integration With Unity Desktop Environment

The Unity Launcher of Psensor can display the higher temperature.

How To Install Psensor On Ubuntu

Stable Version

For Ubuntu Karmic(9.10), Lucid(10.04), Maverick(10.10) and Natty(11.04) the recommended way is to use the stable PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor

Since Oneiric, Psensor is available in the official Ubuntu repository. The stable version of Psensor can be installed without adding any PPAs. The Ubuntu Software Center can be used, or the following command line:

sudo apt-get install psensor

Development Version

The development version is providing the last features and should not have any major bugs. It can be installed by using a dedicated PPA with the following command lines:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/psensor-unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor

Daily Snapshot

Each day a package is automaticly built directly from the source repository. The purpose of this daily build is to test Psensor and report bugs.  It can be installed by using a dedicated PPA with the following command lines:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/psensor-daily-trunk
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor

Installation From Source Archive

Of course, it is also possible to compile and install Psensor from the source archive. There is no real benefit except to tune compilation settings or hack the source code.

First, all build prerequisites must be installed:

sudo apt-get install autoconf automake gettext autopoint
                     libgtk2.0-dev libgconf2-dev libnotify-dev
                     libsensors4-dev help2man libcurl4-openssl-dev
                     libjson0-dev libmicrohttpd-dev
                     libgtop2-dev perl libunity-dev libgtop2-dev 
                     libappindicator-dev nvidia-settings

Downloads the source archive from: http://wpitchoune.net/psensor/files/.

Extracts the content of the archive, and from the created directory, compiles psensor:

./configure
make clean all

And finally install Psensor:

sudo make install