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Greyheart
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New to Linux trying to install CPU/GPU monitor program

Post by Greyheart »

Hello fellows.
I recently switched to Linux having dabbled in it for 2-3 weeks on my laptop before switching my main pc on it. I've been at this single task for the past 5-6 hours and I'm at the end of my rope here. How hard is it to install/monitor gpu/cpu fan speed and temperature? I'm not heavily gaming right now but when I do my RX470 tends to run a bit hot if I haven't set the fans.

I've been trying to install this https://github.com/openhardwaremonitor . Sadly I'm at a loss how to make it run. I've downloaded the zip, extracted the file aaaand.... nothing. I usualy bang my head before asking for help because 99.9% of the time someone has already had the same issue and a simple duckduckgo search sets me on the right path . No here though.

I'm a complete linux noobie but this shouldn't be this hard. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Oh, here's a snapshot of my system info:

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System:    Host: hell-MS-7996 Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
           base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: H110M PRO-D (MS-7996) v: 1.0 serial: <filter> 
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2.80 date: 07/27/2016 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-6500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S rev: 3 
           L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 25599 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X] 
           vendor: PC Partner Limited driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:67df 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: 
           renderer: AMD Radeon RX 470 Graphics (POLARIS10 DRM 3.33.0 5.3.0-42-generic LLVM 9.0.0) 
           v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio 
           vendor: Micro-Star MSI Sunrise Point-H driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           chip ID: 8086:a170 
           Device-2: AMD Ellesmere [Radeon RX 580] vendor: PC Partner Limited 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 1002:aaf0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-42-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.13 TiB used: 546.56 GiB (47.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT240BX200SSD1 size: 223.57 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
           serial: <filter> 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-1SB102 size: 931.51 GiB 
           speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 218.57 GiB used: 37.07 GiB (17.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 26.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: fan: 670 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris-team-lutris-bionic.list 
           1: deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/lutris-team/lutris/ubuntu bionic main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport
           2: deb http: //mirror.telepoint.bg/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http: //mirror.telepoint.bg/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http: //mirror.telepoint.bg/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/paulo-miguel-dias-pkppa-bionic.list 
           1: deb http: //ppa.launchpad.net/paulo-miguel-dias/pkppa/ubuntu bionic main
Info:      Processes: 222 Uptime: 49m Memory: 7.74 GiB used: 2.78 GiB (36.0%) Init: systemd v: 237 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 alt: 7 Client: Unknown python3.6 client inxi: 3.0.32

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Re: New to Linux trying to install CPU/GPU monitor program

Post by Kadaitcha Man »

Greyheart wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:16 pm
I've been at this single task for the past 5-6 hours and I'm at the end of my rope here.
That's hardly surprising. The site contains absolutely no instructions that I could find, the application appears to be written primarily for Windows, and because it's written in Visual Studio, you're going to need all the Windows guff to compile it, then you're going to have to hope that you install the correct version of mono to get it running in linux.

That said, I think the best place for your question is the Issues tab of the application page on github.
It's pronounced kad-eye-cha, not kada-itcha.

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Re: New to Linux trying to install CPU/GPU monitor program

Post by Greyheart »

Thanks for the reply. I think I found half of what I'm looking for in "Psensor" At first I didn't think it was detecting GPU temp and fan , but it was just naming them differently. I've tried out a bit of gaming and the temps seem fine but I still want to be able to set Fan speeds at different temperatures.

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Re: New to Linux trying to install CPU/GPU monitor program

Post by Flemur »

Greyheart wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:16 pm
How hard is it to install/monitor gpu/cpu fan speed and temperature?
Check out conky; I'd be surprised if it couldn't do that.

It can be a bit tricky to set up, find a simple example file ($HOME/.conkyrc) and work from there.

Also check gkrellm - in the repos.

Try this to see gkrellm functions:

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apt-cache search gkrellm
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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