Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

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Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by mattrixx » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:20 pm

I just installed Linux Mint 18.1 (Serena) as an O.S. on my new HTPC build.
This rig is in an Entertainment System cabinet and is difficult to get physical access.
I need to find a Program or applet or something that can easily monitor my BIOS temperatures and fans.

I have googled around and found a couple, but when installed I cannot find them, or be able to use them from within the Mint18.1. GUI.
I do have GKrellm installed and it does appear on the desktop, but the temperature readings are INCORRECT! And the Offset box to input a number "fix" is grayed out!
Can some one here please help me either get a temp. monitor that is accurate from the BIOS and shows up in the panel, system tray, or on the desktop of Mint 18.1 Serena?

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by Mattyboy » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:32 pm

Take a look here at the Applets

https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets

You may have to install gir1.2-gtop-2.0

Just hit the install button https://community.linuxmint.com/softwar ... 2-gtop-2.0

You will probably need to re-set Cinnamon

Alt and f2. Type r and hit enter.

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by mattrixx » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:14 am

Thanks for the Applet link.
The one applet there that I would select " CPU Temp Monitor" seems to have a problem / bug with freezing the desktop screen every minute or so. Can`t have that!

https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/106

Any other suggestions would be welcomed.

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by slipstick » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:10 am

I'm using Psensor on LM17.3 Cinnamon - works well. I don't know how accurate the temps are, but I have no reason to think they're not accurate.
Psensor is in the repository.
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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by Jeovani91 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:24 am

Try "lm-sensors"

1- sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
2. sudo sensors-detect sensord
3. Type "y" for every question

Restart, and then

sudo service module-init-tools start

Restart again, after that, you just type "sensors" in terminal every time you want, and you'll see cores temps

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by WharfRat » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:34 am

mattrixx,

I found lm-sensors to be pretty accurate. If you follow Jeovani91's instructions you'll be golden.

Just a little addition here, you can get constant updates using watch -d sensors in the terminal :wink:
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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by mattrixx » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:43 pm

In the terminal, after I input: sudo apt-get install lm-sensors I get: lm-sensors is already the newest version (1:3.4.0-2)

In the terminal, after I input: sudo sensors-detect sensord I get: Error: unknown option sensord

Now what?

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by WharfRat » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:51 pm

mattrixx wrote:In the terminal, after I input: sudo apt-get install lm-sensors I get: lm-sensors is already the newest version (1:3.4.0-2)

In the terminal, after I input: sudo sensors-detect sensord I get: Error: unknown option sensord

Now what?
It's just sudo sensors-detect, answer 'y' (yes) to everything :wink:
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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by mattrixx » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:21 pm

WharfRat
Do these lm sensors readings look "accurate" to you? Temperature Sensor readings are goofy!
included is a screenshot after entering in terminal: watch -d sensors.

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by mattrixx » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:17 pm

WharfRat
OK, I just re-entered the proper command (without the sensord) and answered Yes to all the questions. Restarted, then added: 'service module-init-tools start' as indicated, and re-started a second time. I can now enter "sensors' in the terminal and I get the provided information.
However, the Temperature readings (which is really all I care about) are NOT RIGHT! Similar to my previous screenshot. For instance "Temp1" -2.0 degrees C.
Further on down it gives another "Temp1" reading of +30 degrees C which sounds reasonable at idle, however alongside it states in parenthesis (LOW = -46.0 degrees C , HIGH = +34.0 degrees C) confused!
There also is listed "Temp2" listed as +23.0 degrees C. And next to it in parenthesis (LOW = -11.0 degrees C , HIGH =+66.0 degrees C.)
Also listed is "Temp3", given as -8 degrees C. (LOW = -117.0 degrees C , HIGH = +29.0 degrees C.)
What am I supposed to make of these numbers?

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by WharfRat » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:08 am

I have to agree with you that your results look quite odd, not the experience on my end, This is my results:

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bill@XPS] ~ $ sensors
acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1:        +27.8°C  (crit = +119.0°C)
temp2:        +29.8°C  (crit = +119.0°C)

nouveau-pci-0100
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1:        +33.0°C  (high = +95.0°C, hyst =  +3.0°C)
                       (crit = +105.0°C, hyst =  +5.0°C)
                       (emerg = +135.0°C, hyst =  +5.0°C)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Physical id 0:  +24.0°C  (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 0:         +19.0°C  (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1:         +23.0°C  (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2:         +19.0°C  (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3:         +21.0°C  (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

[bill@XPS] ~ $ 
This is is my inxi report on CPU and temps

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[bill@XPS] ~ $ inxi -Cs
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 2959 MHz 3: 2406 MHz 4: 2780 MHz 5: 3724 MHz 6: 2731 MHz
           7: 2729 MHz 8: 3268 MHz
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 33.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
[bill@XPS] ~ $ 
What are the results of your inxi -Cs
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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by mattrixx » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:14 pm

Here is my 'inxi -Cs' Screenshot:

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by WharfRat » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:50 am

I had a quad core AMD processor and got similar results as yours, i.e., the fan1 and fan2 speeds seem legitimate.

The GPU temp didn't show on mine, but the CPU and MOBO seemed to show legitimate temps.

Your results are somewhat different than mine are, but I don't know why.
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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by mattrixx » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks for all your input and help WharfRat. It is appreciated!
I guess I`ll have to forget about any Linux Temperature Monitoring Program or App. on this rig?
It`s probably due to this boards onboard sensors or chipset, and any Linux program out there that can read them correctly? Though I don't understand why it is so difficult for Linux to get and deliver the relevant information directly from those listed in the BIOS?
I do have GKrellm on a different Mint18 (Intel) rig, and it works just fine with multiple CPU, Core, and even Radeon video card temp. readings! So, it is NOT the Program.
Thanks again,
mattrixx

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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by WharfRat » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 pm

You can make adjustments to the values and definitions.

I haven't delved into it much, but this site might be of some help.
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Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon temperature monitoring program

Post by Linuxfart_5459 » Mon May 27, 2019 4:01 pm

Does anyone know how to change to degrees Fahrenheit?

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