How to know CPU temperature in Linux with GUI

Psensor, Linux CPU temperature

You will already know that there are several ways to check the CPU temperature and other hardware elements in your GNU / Linux distribution. One of which we have already talked about is using lm_sensors, a module that allows to know the temperatures of the sensors installed in the equipment from the command line. But there are other methods to do it more intuitively.

I am referring to methods to be able to see temperature from a GUI program. This makes it easier for most users to see these sensor values. To do this, you just need to follow a few simple steps to install a program that allows you to display the measurements of the sensors ...

There are several programs, one of them is Hardinfo, which we have also talked about in LxA in the past. A program that is a good alternative to Windows software like AIDA64 or Everest. Like those, hard info it also allows you to display the degrees of the system's sensors. But this program is not the one that interests us now.

i7z, TLP, and thermald are other alternatives to Hardinfo and Psensor, as well as lm_sensors. If you want to try them, you are free to choose the one that satisfies you the most ...

The program that I will show in this article is called sensor. With it you can see the temperature of your hardware in a simple way. In addition, it has the following functions:

  • View the temperature of the motherboard sensors, such as the CPU and GPU.
  • Show the temperature value of the hard drives.
  • It also shows the rotation speed of the fans.
  • Monitor CPU usage.
  • Indicator applet for Ubuntu (in the latest versions).

For, install it, you just have to run these simple commands (depending on the distro and package manager you use):

sudo apt install psensor
sudo dnf install

sudo yum install

Once the app is installed, you can run it looking for it in the Dashboard or the applications menu of your GNU / Linux distribution. Once you have it open, you have no major problem. You will see how it has a very simple and intuitive GUI. You can configure the statistics of the sensors that you want to be displayed on the monitor, etc. From now on, the hardware temperature will have no mysteries for you ...

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  1.   Cristian said

    I like that you comment on more alternatives to the typical. I am using the Gnome module, Vitals, which is great. But the Psensor graph thing adds a very good plus.