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Hard disk self testing on Linux

Your hard disk is where your data lives, so it is prudent to monitor it with periodic self testing. Advertisements

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Hard disk temperature monitoring on Linux

Your hard disk is where your data lives, so it is prudent to monitor its temperature as an indicator of health.

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Obtaining or writing an lm_sensors configuration file

lm_sensors allows you to monitor your critical hardware. Although it works out of the box, it often requires configuration to make the most of it, and that configuration is done with an lm_sensors configuration file.

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Hardware monitoring on Windows

If you want a reliable box, you need to monitor your critical hardware. Here is how to keep an eye on your hard disk, processor, and fans.

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System monitoring with Gkrellm

Gkrellm is perhaps the best known system monitor for Linux, and is widely regarded as best of breed. It can trigger alarms and run scripts to perform actions such as automatically shutting down the box under certain conditions. It works … Continue reading

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System monitoring with Conky

Conky is a lightweight system monitor that can display anything you can imagine on your desktop, and can run scripts to perform actions such as automatically shutting down the box under certain conditions.

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System monitoring with xfce4-sensors-plugin

The xfce4-sensors-plugin provides a handy way to monitor your hard disk, processor, fans, and other critical hardware right on your Xfce panel. It doesn’t offer advanced features such as alarms, initiating an unattended shutdown, or scripting, but it does what … Continue reading

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Hardware monitoring on Linux

If you want a reliable box, you need to monitor your critical hardware. Here’s how to keep an eye on your hard disk, processor, and fans. Overclockers will also want to watch their voltages; I do not address that but … Continue reading

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