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I know we have a good number of "folding under Linux" threads going already but the issue my title refers to (mainly cpu temp,temps of cores,utilization,GPU utilization,temps,you know all the stuff a folder wants available at a glance) does not seem to be addressed as well in Linux as in Windows. Relating to my short (3 weeks or so) Ubuntu 10.04 smp folding experience I acknowledge it was possible to find cpu temps but not at a glance,it took some keystrokes to get this info. I ask if this situation is getting better. The monitoring ability with Windows is pretty much what I am asking for in the Linux distro I choose. Anything new out there?
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lm-sensors can be a hit or a miss. Sometimes your hardware just isn't supported.

This is about 10.10, but try it? http://www.overclock.net/t/1153663/solved-linux-lm-sensors-and-ubuntu-10-10#post_15482281
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I know we have a good number of "folding under Linux" threads going already but the issue my title refers to (mainly cpu temp,temps of cores,utilization,GPU utilization,temps,you know all the stuff a folder wants available at a glance) does not seem to be addressed as well in Linux as in Windows. Relating to my short (3 weeks or so) Ubuntu 10.04 smp folding experience I acknowledge it was possible to find cpu temps but not at a glance,it took some keystrokes to get this info. I ask if this situation is getting better. The monitoring ability with Windows is pretty much what I am asking for in the Linux distro I choose. Anything new out there?

There are some apps for Linux like core temp that are GUI based and do constant monitoring. I am using one on my 4P but I cannot remember the name of it. I will look tomorrow when I get a chance.
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Grandpa, I remember when you helped me setup my Unbuntu 10.04 folder you showed me how to check cpu temp.Cpu temp was the only temp that could be checked and it was not a running update, that is you had to enter the "look" command at the terminal everytime you wanted to see cpu temp. I feel this situation must be dealt with in the sense that we have very good monitoring software for Windows based OS's. This shortcomming of Linux is very high on my list of complaints/reasons not to fold on a linux distro.Let's see what you have.
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Here you go try this one it live monitors my GPU temp CPU temp and motherboard temp in a GUI interface at the top of my screen. http://www.lucidtips.com/2009/06/06/monitor-cpu-and-hard-drive-temperatures-on-ubuntu-linux/
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Ok, well I get to erase my 10.04 setup and install 11.10. How is 11.10 working out for folding. I do not really understand why an OS which is simply a newer,revised version of its older self is so different in it's ability to fold. I can setup anything form XP to Server2008R2 and any version of Win 7 to fold, but in the Linux world you had better get the right one.

EDIT: I guess the picture of 11.04 off to the side is meerly an add. The text says it has been tested back in to the 9.xx Ubuntu builds.Good for me. Thanks
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You do not need to install 11.XX just copy and paste the commands into a terminal window it should work on any version of Linux. I am using it on 10.10
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You do not need to install 11.XX just copy and paste the commands into a terminal window it should work on any version of Linux. I am using it on 10.10

This is a case of edits not showing up.I made an edit saying that the picture of Ubuntu 11.10 on the same page as the monitoring article should not be interpeted to mean you need to use 11.10,but my edit did not appear.This missing edit bug is appearing more and more with the new site.
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