Ksensors

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KSensors is a GUI frontend to lm-sensors.

Get it

tar xvfz ksensors-0.7.3.tar.gz   
cd ksensors-0.7.3/
./configure && make && make install

Run it

  • Start the program
ksensors
  • Click on the icon that appears in your panel
  • Right-click on the widget that appears
  • Click "Configure"
  • Chose a thing that interests you, e.g. "System Information" -> CPU Speed
  • Tag "visible" so that it is on

You will then be able to watch the CPU speed changing.

TroubleShooting

  • If you get
checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!
    • install the development tools of qt as described at installing software
    • if the problem persists, you should watch out if you have an x64 distribution. In this case, you may have the 64-bit-qt-libraries, but not the 32-bit ones. In this case, the following can help:
./configure --with-qt-libraries=/usr/lib/qt3/lib64/
  • If you get
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE libraries installed. This will fail.
    • install the development libraries of kde as described at installing software
    • if the problem persist, you should watch out if you have an x64 distribution. In this case, you may have the 64-bit-kde-libraries, but not the 32-bit ones. In this case, the following can help:
./configure --with-qt-libraries=/usr/lib/qt3/lib64/ --prefix=/opt/kde3 --libdir=/opt/kde3/lib64