How hot? How easy?

A simple tale of burning palmsI’ve been rendering a few screencasts and watching a few progs on the ol’ beeb’s iPlayer, and things have been getting a bit hot under the hood of the laptop. So I searched for ubuntu temperature software and first on the list was a forum post entitled “need cpu temperature sensor software”.

Temperature guage

A simple tale of burning palms

I’ve been rendering a few screencasts and watching a few progs on the ol’ beeb’s iPlayer, and things have been getting a bit hot under the hood of the laptop.

So I searched for ubuntu temperature software and first on the list was a forum post entitled “need cpu temperature sensor software”. And here’s the answer:

sudo apt-get install sensors-applet

Simply add the applet to the panel, and then you know how hot, if not necessarily why…