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CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:08:10 PM »
 

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Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life! I'll start from the beginning; I've been having some overheating problems lately and I have to keep an eye on CPU temps behavior the whole time. I used to use sensors command to check on cpu temps, however, I had to open the terminal every time to do that, so I found and installed an applet for the xfce panel, but again, is the same story with the terminal and sensors command. I'd like an utility that shows cpu temps in the panel without the need of opening anything, something like core temp in Windows. Is there such a tool? So far I found nothing that works. I'm on Linux Lite XFCE flavor by the way. I'm not exactly new to Linux but I'm not expert neither. Thanks in advance for your help!  ;D
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Re: CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 03:27:34 PM »
 

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Research using conky for this. The LL widget is a conky window that you could modify to display temps.

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Re: CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 05:30:15 PM »
 

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Research using conky for this. The LL widget is a conky window that you could modify to display temps.

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Hi! Thanks for your answer. I'll give a shot and see what I find. I installed multiload applet but it only shows CPU load, no temps  :-\  I'll keep searching, there must be a way to get it done  :D
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 05:38:50 AM »
 

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I wonder if Xfce-goodies has a temperature monitor.  Menu ->System ->Install/Remove Software (Synaptic Package Manager) and install Xfce-goodies.  When it's finished, right-click on your panel, choose Add Items, and you'll find the Xfce-goodies listed.  Perhaps there's a temperature monitor among them!
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 11:12:20 AM »
 

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Experiment with this. Click show hidden files in Thunar, Find the Lite conky script file, not the lua script. Copy and save a backup. Then try modifying your own conky. Your sensors are already working so you should be able to post temps in conky. You may have to increase the window height. It's 450x350 right now. Try 550.

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814367

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Re: CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 05:34:04 PM »
 

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I wonder if Xfce-goodies has a temperature monitor.  Menu ->System ->Install/Remove Software (Synaptic Package Manager) and install Xfce-goodies.  When it's finished, right-click on your panel, choose Add Items, and you'll find the Xfce-goodies listed.  Perhaps there's a temperature monitor among them!

I've already tried xfce goodies but it didn't work. When finishing installation it showed a conflict with menu whisker so I removed it. Although, I managed to install the sensors plugin alone but it shows on the desktop, and I'd like something that shows the CPU temps in the taskbar so I can check temps values at a glance. Thanks for taking the time to answer!

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Thanks! This might be it. It shows on the desktop but you can configure it to show only the info you want it to, temps in my case, which I did, resized the window as small as possible and for now it fits my needs. I don't know if it's possible to make it show temps in the taskbar, that'd be great! Thanks again! Thanks for taking the time to answer!

Experiment with this. Click show hidden files in Thunar, Find the Lite conky script file, not the lua script. Copy and save a backup. Then try modifying your own conky. Your sensors are already working so you should be able to post temps in conky. You may have to increase the window height. It's 450x350 right now. Try 550.

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814367

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The problem I found with conky is that it shows info on the desktop, and I'd like something that shows it in the taskbar. Thanks for taking the time to answer!
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Re: CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 01:06:22 PM »
 

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Hello!
Do sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get-instell xfce4-sensors-plugin
Then, go in the preference of the bottom panel, go into elements (sorry Im in French... so something like "element" ;) )
Add the "Sensor" plug-in
Tada!
There is also a few option for the display after install, etc.

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Re: CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 08:59:45 PM »
 

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Hello!
Do sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get-instell xfce4-sensors-plugin
Then, go in the preference of the bottom panel, go into elements (sorry Im in French... so something like "element" ;) )
Add the "Sensor" plug-in
Tada!
There is also a few option for the display after install, etc.

Cheers!
Bonjour/Bonsoir!  ;)
I've already installed KFCE4-sensors-plugin, the problem is it shows on the desktop and as far as I've seen there's no option to make it show the temps in the taskbar. I installed gkrellm which shows on the desktop too but you can resized the window as small as you like, so I did that and placed it on a corner configured to stay always on top so I can keep an eye on temps values at a glance. Thanks for taking the time to answer!  ;D
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Re: CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 09:49:36 AM »
 

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If you can view the temp you should be able to pretty much add it where ever. Conky would be a great place to start as its already set up just need to add the extra..
Have a look at mine..
I've added Network Strength along with tweaking size and layout..


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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 10:10:02 AM »
 

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I've liked the conky widget since it was added to Lite, and it is really versatile.

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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 12:14:24 PM »
 

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OP wanted something in the taskbar to have it always visible.

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The way I described installation, it IS in the taskbar ;)  See here :
https://imgur.com/a/n9M6K

Tell me if imgur link works or not,  first time upload there. Woot!

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Re: CPU temp applet for the XFCE panel.
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 04:46:24 PM »
 

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OP wanted something in the taskbar to have it always visible.

@Moltke
The way I described installation, it IS in the taskbar ;)  See here :
https://imgur.com/a/n9M6K

Tell me if imgur link works or not,  first time upload there. Woot!

-Cheers!
Yes, I installed it from the install/remove software app, went to panel preferences but like I said, it shows a window on the desktop which displays the info, not exactly what I was looking for. However, I tried your way with same result :( but gkrellm is doing the job; I can see the info in a little window which stays always on top, check it here https://imgur.com/a/meItl :)  and this is how the xfce4-sensors-plugin looks like https://imgur.com/a/pxawj as you can see is a big window which I have to open every time if checking temps. should I mark this thread as solved? By the way, imgur link works fine.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 05:17:57 PM »
 

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Maybe 1 last attempt... https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SensorInstallHowto
        search via Synaptic for sensors-applet


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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 05:24:26 PM »
 

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@Moltke
You're almost there, click the "Mostrar" checkbox in the xfce-sensor preferences for the wanted sensors. They will show in the taskbar.
BTW, mine show 100c because I'm in a Virtual Machine. :-P

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