Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Keeping an eye on hardware

Adding a task bar icon to keep an eye on hard drive and CPU temp was my latest challenge.

A challenge that was easily met by sensors-applet, a GNOME task bar applet:
sudo apt-get install sensors-applet
sudo apt-get install hddtemp
After that, a quick right click on the task bar and "Add to panel" was all that was needed before a graph akin to CPU usage appeared telling me how hot the CPU was - better get that fan turned up!

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