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How to know my CPU temp?

asked 2016-09-07 15:52:34 -0500

Abdorhman Ayman gravatar image

Hi, how to know my CPU temp? I used Debian, Point linux, Puppy linux, all comes with "lm-sensors" installed or available to install though the app center, but there is nothing here in fedora 24, help!


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answered 2016-09-07 17:07:12 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

updated 2018-07-11 17:08:24 -0500

You need to instal lm_sensors whichs is the name of the same package as on other distros:

sudo dnf install lm_sensors lm_sensors-sensord

To help you in the future looking for a package on the terminal type

sudo dnf search sensors

That will show you the list of all packages with the word sensors on the name or description.

Good Luck

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Many thanks :) please notice that you have a "t" in the word "sensorts"

Abdorhman Ayman gravatar imageAbdorhman Ayman ( 2016-09-07 17:48:52 -0500 )edit

Also note that you don't need sudo to search for a package or get info.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-09-07 18:34:23 -0500 )edit

There's a typo - 'sudo dns...' in the first command :)

pawiecki gravatar imagepawiecki ( 2018-07-11 04:19:17 -0500 )edit

Thanks you are correct

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-07-11 17:08:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-07-11 23:35:12 -0500

ed209 gravatar image

Merely installing lm_sensors isn't enough. You should run as root the script sensors-detect and possibly answer Yes to all questions. This will create the file /etc/sensors3.conf suitable for your computer. Afterwards you'll be able to read your sensors with the command sensors or with some graphical interface, like the Freon extension for gnome shell.

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answered 2018-09-10 14:18:00 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2018-09-10 14:23:53 -0500

basic but effective:

watch -n 2 sensors (after installing lm_sensors)

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answered 2018-07-12 04:03:49 -0500

updated 2018-07-12 04:17:48 -0500

First install

dnf install lmsensors lmsensors-devel hddtemp

than install few other dependencies

dnf install gcc gtk3-devel GConf2-devel cppcheck libatasmart-devel libcurl-devel json-c-devel libmicrohttpd-devel help2man libnotify-devel libgtop2-devel make

now get Psensor ( it is fully Graphical application )


tar zxvf psensor-last-stable.tar.gz

cd psensor*



make install

It is recommended to run " sensors-detect " and " sensors " as root to check/ diagnose the hardware’s by sensors. Every Time Type the default option ‘Yes’, until you know what you are doing

now launch psensor from application menu

Psensor → Preferences → Providers provides you with Enable/Disable configuration for all the sensors.

NOTE : Installation on Debian alike system is pretty simple. For Fedora, CentOS and alike System, installation is a bit tricky , psensor git :

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xsensors also offers a GUI, just run dnf install xsensors. It's less featured, but already packaged in Fedora.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-07-12 06:28:43 -0500 )edit

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