Temp monitor recommendations

Can anyone recommend OpenSuSE temperature monitor programs for drive temperatures as well as CPU core temperatures?

I am running KDE 4. OpenSuSE v11.


Install lm_sensors packages and configure it as root with the command


then start the service with Yast2 control center > System > runlevel edition (translated from french, the real english words might be different).
Then install and use/configure gkrellm or ksensors to monitor temperatures, fan speed, etc on your graphical interface…

for hardrive temperature you have to install hddtemp from the repos as well
then there is superkaramba widgets you can get which monitor your hardware you can get the widgets at Eyecandy for your KDE-Desktop - KDE-Look.org

“sensors-detect” (run as root) detects:

Found `ITE IT8718F Super IO Sensors'                        Success!
    (address 0x290, driver `it87')
Intel Core family thermal sensor...                         Success!
    (driver `coretemp')

However, the only temperature displayed (and available in under ‘Options’) in gkrellm, is the GPU (nVidia GeForce 8400GS) temperature. The CPU and Mainboard temp are not shown.

Is there something else that I need to configure to enable Mainboard & CPU temp detection ? I have checked in Yast > System > System Services (Runlevel), that lm_sensors is enabled.

The summary of 'sensors-detect' is -

Driver `it87' (should be inserted):
  Detects correctly:
  * ISA bus, address 0x290
    Chip `ITE IT8718F Super IO Sensors' (confidence: 9)

Driver `coretemp' (should be inserted):
  Detects correctly:
  * Chip `Intel Core family thermal sensor' (confidence: 9)

Do you want to overwrite /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors? (YES/no): y

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if you have lm-sensors installed. You should be able to type in


on the command line. That will tell you the CPU temperature.

If you prefer there is ksenors for kde and a similar one for gnome that runs off lm-sensors too

Unfortunately the “(should be inserted)” text means that there are no kernel modules to read and display the sensor infomation. Therefore the written out lm_sensors file contains no changes from original.
Also, I did read that it is unlikely that anyone will write these modules in the near future - but I’m still investigating.

Well for me it works perfectly BUT i have to reboot to actually see the results.