Posts Tagged ‘gnome’

Detect monitoring voltage, temperature, fan-rpm sensor values with linux lm-sensors!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

What is lm_sensors?

By Wikipedia’s definition of lm_sensors :

lm_sensors (Linux-monitoring sensors), a free open source software-tool for Linux, provides tools and drivers for monitoring temperatures, voltage, and fans. It also monitors chassis intrusion detection.

lm-sensors is already included in many popular linux distribution repositories.

For Gnome desktop users, values obtained from the lm_sensors can be placed in the “top panel” by installing “sensors-applet”.

Here is a good “lm-sensors” guide for Ubuntu users to add lm-sensors to your customized installation [ for both Gnome and KDE users ]

For those with bleeding edge hardware, the usual repositories lm-sensors package may not yet support all the latest sensors on their mainboards and graphics card.
However, there has been some new developments in the detection of new yet to be supported sensors that can be installed with a simple script.

More on this lm-sensors update here from Phoronix.

Source: Phoronix

via LM_Sensors Gets A New Configuration Utility.

Dubious Google Chrome OS available for public beta testing?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

First seen by SGLNX on JTWorld ( http://jiongtang.com/blog ), it appears that a virtual image of Google’s Chrome OS is available for testing on VMplayer or VirtualBox.

However, on closer inspection, under the disclaimer on the site providing this download, it says

“Chrome OS is not related to Google. Service provided by SUSE Studio”

The dubious download site even stated its current version is 0.4.207. The version number revision is actually the current version for Google Chrome browser.

Some features listed in this non-google Chrome OS are :

To download, follow this link to JTWorld’s blog.

Desktop preview screenshots available on above link at JTWorld.

Though not a real beta image of the actual Google Chrome OS, SGLNX decided to post this article anyway, in anticipation of the real Google Chrome OS.

We wait patiently.