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How to add app/tool in the dock for temperature monitoring?
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illidan.modeler

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep 2013, 21:21    Post_subject:  How to add app/tool in the dock for temperature monitoring?  

I'm using Slacko 5.6 frugal on a pen drive.

I am quite concerned about my legacy laptop's temperature and RAM. Is there any tool to install to the dock/task bar to monitor these stats?
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep 2013, 04:42    Post_subject:  

Then you should probably give Macpup derivate a spin . The enlightenment wm has a temperature applet in the shelf .

Then there is xosview app to monitor everything , but that needs the temperature enabled in the config .

Some use acpi for temperature and some need to load extra drivers manually ie it87.ko or coretemp.ko that do not have the temp vals in /proc but /sys .
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep 2013, 12:04    Post_subject:  

Try this temp monitor.
Puppy package manager->puppy-slacko14 repository->
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep 2013, 12:15    Post_subject:  

pwidgets
is a good one to try.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Sep 2013, 13:21    Post_subject: How to add app/tool in the dock for temperature monitoring?
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illidan.modeler writes:
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I am quite concerned about my legacy laptop's temperature and RAM. Is there any tool to install to the dock/task bar to monitor these stats?


There is a program usually installed with Puppies called *Hardinfo* which has a temp gauge report. In Puppy-528, I find the app at: Menu/System/System Status and Config/HardInfo hardware information. Note: not all machines will have a temp gauge that registers.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 10:12    Post_subject: Re: How to add app/tool in the dock for temperature monitoring?  

illidan.modeler wrote:
I'm using Slacko 5.6 frugal on a pen drive.

I am quite concerned about my legacy laptop's temperature and RAM. Is there any tool to install to the dock/task bar to monitor these stats?


See if CPUtemp works on your machine:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=432546&search_id=1382705830#432546

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illidan.modeler

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013, 01:33    Post_subject:  

bigpup wrote:
pwidgets
is a good one to try.
Puppy package manager->puppy-slacko14 repository->Desktop->


This is a nice widget. But the temperature indicator has nothing to show though CPU indicator shows normally. Where can I configure the temperature indicator?

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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2013, 12:32    Post_subject:  

Karl Godt wrote:

Some use acpi for temperature and some need to load extra drivers manually ie it87.ko or coretemp.ko that do not have the temp vals in /proc but /sys .
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illidan.modeler

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 04:06    Post_subject:  

Karl Godt wrote:
Karl Godt wrote:

Some use acpi for temperature and some need to load extra drivers manually ie it87.ko or coretemp.ko that do not have the temp vals in /proc but /sys .


Could you tell me how I can check whether the driver has been loaded or not?
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Sep 2013, 04:56    Post_subject:  

Code:
lsmod

in the console .

100% sure that it is not loaded automatically,

since the loading mechanism lacks some extra checks :

cat /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0/modalias
platform:coretemp

in regards there is a

whatever:

before the driver's name .
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