Psensor – A Graphical Hardware Temperature Monitoring Tool for Linux

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11 Responses

  1. twinspar says:

    I’m really struggling with this. Linux newbie, wanting to troubleshoot unexplained shutdowns. Running Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 64-bit. Could find no clues in log files, so I figured monitoring CPU temp might help.

    Had to download/install compiler to get this far. Now I keep getting this error at the ‘# make’ step:

     In file included from ./hdd.h:23:0,
                     from hdd_hddtemp.c:37:
    ./psensor.h:22:29: fatal error: sensors/sensors.h: No such file or directory

    What do I need to do?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Why you compiling? when you can easily install using package manager as shown.

      # apt-get install lm-sensors hddtemp
  2. Tech in San Diego says:

    I love psensor and use it on all of my computers, especially my 5 laptops. I would like to use the shutdown feature script but I havent been able to get it to work. If anyone has a script/template that I can use on my Linux machines, I’d be very grateful.

    I also need to know where the sensor log files are located and if I can move them to another location so that other Administrators can have access to them?

  3. Ganjip says:

    Hi, How accurate are Psensor’s readings?

  4. Pablo says:

    I get an error saying that “C compiler cannot create executables”, after running ./configure command. Linux Mint 17.1

  5. N Babu says:

    Thank you for the nice article. Is it possible to display an alert and shutdown the system when the temperature goes beyond certain predefined level?

    Synaptic package manager in Ubuntu contains psensor, psensor-common, psensor-server (version 1.1.3-2ubuntu3),

    hope i can mark and install with this version also.

    • N Babu says:

      saw the alert facility, no idea about optimal threshold temperature in terms of value for various cores, cpu usage, free memory, hdd. thanks.

  6. lala says:

    superb instructions. make it easy even for a centos user.

  7. Naveej says:

    Very nice article that I used on my F23. However, please add a missing package in Step 2 for Fedora/Redhat/CentOS to include “yum install lm_sensors-devel” as the make command was complaining about a missing header file.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for finding this article useful and also thanks for point out that missing dependency about lm_sensors-devel package, as per your suggestion, we’ve updated the article..

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