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Check Ubuntu laptop temperature

I noticed my laptop temperature is getting hotter. I was a bit worried so I made a little research on how to check the temperature via the internal chip sensors and Ubuntu terminal/command line. The quickest way so far is through below:

1. Make sure you lm-sensors are already installed. (In latest version as of 2010 - this was already configured) To know more about it goto

2. Open you terminal/command line and enter the command "sudo sensors-detect". You will be asked which hardware sensors to scan. Answer it yes or no.

3. Get the temperature by running command "sensors" on your terminal.

There we have it! Thats how I check my laptop temperature. There other ways to check and are probably better and accurate. Have fun and enjoy.