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Re: MATE Temperature Sensor applet on Stretch




On Wed 23 May 2018 at 05:45:10 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> Some time back on a different laptop and an older release
> (Wheezy???) I had run something which displayed temperatures on the
> Panel.
> 
> Today I searched Synaptic for "mate sensors" and then installed
> "MATE Sensors Applet". It runs.
> 
> HOWEVER, seven of the twelve values displayed are 0 degrees C. I
> assume that only means that there is physically no sensor to monitor
> on this laptop. In the app I recall using had an option to not
> display meaningless values. I can't find documentation or hints that
> this is possible.
> 
> Is it?
> Any suggestions as to what I might have been using? {I have used
> only Gnome2 and MATE as DE.}

Take a look in /sys/class/thermal, likely /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone*
Temperature: temp, of what: type.

Cheers,
David.