[Klug-general] System temperature monitoring

Peter Childs peterachilds at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 11:39:07 UTC 2009

2009/12/14 Michael E. Rentell <michael.rentell at ntlworld.com>:
> Good morning all,
> My mate's old Linux PC is wheezing with HD spooling up and the whole
> system shutting down occasionally.
> Methinks a temperature problem.
> Is there a simple console command which displays various system
> temperatures?
> All kind offerings gratefully received.
> MikeR

Quick answer, No.

Long Answer

hddtemp /dev/sda

will tell you the temperature from the SMART settings of the first
hard disk. but it will not tell you how hot the computer is only how
hot the hard disk things it is and different hard disks give different
answers (even in the same machine)

Further to this you can use lm-sensors (But I can't see how to use it
from the command line)

which means running sensors-detect followed by sensors to see the results...

Let us know how you get on.


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