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
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
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
sudo make install