Monitor Temperature Of System & Components In Ubuntu With Psensor

System heat up can lead to a number of issues such as damage to computer components and performance problems. Overheating can be caused due to several reasons, including a faulty fan (system supply), wiring issues and blockage of computer’s ventilation ducts.

Psensor is a graphical system temperature monitor for Ubuntu and Debian Linux, which displays the temperature of the motherboard, CPU sensors, hard drive and the speed of the fan. It displays detailed system component temperature stats such as the temperature of each system core. This allows easy identification of system heat up and can help in resolving such issues in due course of time.

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To install Psesnor, open a Terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

Then, start detecting hardware sensors by entering the below command:

sudo sensors-detect

Now install Psensor from PPA by entering these commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor

A GUI based setup will pop-up. If you are not be able to use the mouse to choose the desired options, then use the keyboard arrow keys to select Yes to continue.

Step 1

In the next step, leave the IP to the loop back (i.e. and click OK.

Step 2

You will be asked to optionally change the port, leave it to the exisiting value and click OK. To monitor system temperature, Launch Psensor from application menu.

Step 3


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