A Graphical Temperature Monitoring Application
psensor is a graphical hardware temperature monitor for Linux.
It can monitor:
the temperature of the motherboard and CPU sensors (using lm-sensors).
the temperature of the NVidia GPUs (using XNVCtrl).
the temperature of ATI/AMD GPUs (not enabled in official distribution repositories, see the instructions for enabling its support).
the temperature of the Hard Disk Drives (using hddtemp or libatasmart).
the rotation speed of the fans (using lm-sensors).
the CPU usage (since 0.6.2.10 and using Gtop2).
The application is designed to be simple and easy to use. The CPU and memory consumption are not significant.
Psensor is released under GPLv2 license terms.
First step is to install
sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
Then, starts the detection of your hardware sensors:
Verify that it works:
It should display something like:
coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +46.0C (high = +76.0C, crit = +100.0C) coretemp-isa-0001 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 1: +44.0C (high = +76.0C, crit = +100.0C) ...
Then you can proceed to the installation of
psensor. For Ubuntu and derivatives,
you should look at the Ubuntu support page.
And finally launch the
More information are available in the Psensor FAQ.
Linux Distribution Support
psensor should compile on any modern distribution including
lm-sensors which are quite common. For the Linux
distributions still stuck on
GTK+ v2, the old 0.6.x releases of
psensor can be used.
If you have trouble compiling
psensor on a specific Linux distribution,
don’t hesitate to report it.
Binary packages of
psensor are available for few Linux distributions: