Re: [kde-linux] hardware temperature widget
- Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:57:05 -0400
- From: James <bjlockie@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-linux] hardware temperature widget
On 05/20/12 17:46, Duncan wrote:
> James posted on Sun, 20 May 2012 11:44:25 -0400 as excerpted:
>> My available temperatures/sensors is empty in the widget but the command
>> sensors shows temperatures.
>> The widget was written by Petri Damsten.
> Thanks, the author allowed me to confirm that I was trying the right
> one. But you didn't post the version of kde you're using. That could
> matter if there have been fixes... FWIW, kde 4.8.3 here (on gentoo/
> ~amd64 with the kde overlay), the latest shipped by kde upstream, tho
> you're likely to be running something a bit older there if you're just
> running the distro version, for most distros.
4.8.3 but no overlay so it must be the distro version.
Gentoo, ~amd64 also.
> Upon adding it, only a few (four I think) of the 10 available temps were
> showing, and those didn't have names. Some reported temps, some reported
I'm not running.
/etc/init.d/lm-sensors because I don't use modules but maybe it needs sensors to run before KDE loads.
> The settings dialog shows the sensor path it's using. You can check that
> against the CLI sensors command output. FWIW, the plasmoid (plasma
> widget) simply gets (or should be getting, if it's not, something's
> wrong) the readings from the ksysguardd system-monitor daemon, the same
> one that you can browse by starting up ksysguard (probably listed as
> system monitor in the apps menu, but ksysguard entered in krunner is
> easier, once you know the name, and unlike system monitor, it's not so
> generic that it's unclear what we're actually talking about!). So you
> can start that up, and see if ksysguard is getting the numbers, too. I
> actually prefer the line-graph readout option in ksysguard, since that
> gives me a bit of history and trend-lines.
> Another option, similar but a bit more advanced, is superkaramba. This
> is actually part of kde and depending on your distro, will have either
> been installed with kde, or should be available as an additional
> package. The idea is similar to yasp-scripted but superkaramba started
> in the kde3 era, and its layout language is even more flexible/advanced
> than yasp-scripted. That's what I eventually switched to and what I use
> now, but yasp-scripted was an easier first stepping-stone toward it,
> being a bit simpler.
I like Jidokhi but it has bugs.
It only shows 3 of 6 cores for my CPU and it mixes my GPU fan with my case fans.
It has hope. :-)
Where did it put the source for the theme?
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