CoolerControl: What is it and how to use it on Ubuntu and Debian?

CoolerControl: What is it and how to use it on Debian GNU/Linux?

CoolerControl: What is it and how to use it on Debian GNU/Linux?

If you are passionate about the Linuxverse, especially the various GNU/Linux Distributions and their enormous and growing ecosystem of applications, you are surely used to using different ways to achieve the same goal. And when to visualize and monitor technical aspects of your computer or others It is about, well surely here in Ubunlog, you have known a long list of alternatives CLI/GUI/Web monitoring applications for that task.

Therefore, on past occasions, you have surely learned, for example, to use from the Terminal, the CLI command called Sensors or terminal apps S-TUI o Bpytop to check the temperature of your computer. And maybe, the GUI app called XSensor, which is one of the simplest and most timely, or the desktop applications Mission Center o System Monitoring Center, which among many functions also allows you to know the values ​​of the temperature sensors. But, next, we will show you an app called «CoolerControl», which will surely leave you impressed, and you will want to try.

S-TUI 1.1.4: New version of the HW monitoring CLI App

S-TUI 1.1.4: New version of the HW monitoring CLI App

But, before starting today's interesting and useful publication on the GUI app called “CoolerControl”, we recommend that you then explore the previous related post with another resource monitoring application valid for the same objective and more:

S-TUI 1.1.4: New version of the HW monitoring CLI App
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S-TUI 1.1.4: New version of the HW monitoring CLI App

CoolerControl: GUI App that allows you to view temperature sensors

CoolerControl: GUI App that allows you to view temperature sensors

What is CoolerControl?

According to his Official website, there's not much to say about CoolerControl, but in general terms it is:

A desktop app developed in Python and Rust that also uses PySide for the user interface, which offers a GUI to view all the sensors in the system and create custom fan and cooling pump profiles based on any sensor. available temperature. Additionally, it comes available in various file types, including the AppImage package format; and requires the systemd service, which controls all devices in the background.

However, and in other words, this app can be described as It is still in full development (testing stage) like a extension of programs liquidctl y hwmon, which focus on controlling cooling devices such as coolers and AIO fans in Linux.

Installation and use on Ubuntu and Debian

For its installation and use on Ubuntu and Debian GNU/Linux, or other derived and compatible Distributions such as Mint, Zorin, MX and antiX, we can install and run via repositories in the following way, that is, through the steps described with the command orders:

install curl apt-transport-https
curl -1sLf 'https://dl.cloudsmith.io/public/coolercontrol/coolercontrol/setup.deb.sh' | sudo -E bash
sudo apt update
sudo apt install coolercontrol
sudo systemctl enable coolercontrold
sudo systemctl start coolercontrold

Or failing that, via AppImage files (Demon y GUI), and through the following steps after downloading:

chmod +x CoolerControlD-x86_64.AppImage
chmod +x CoolerControl-x86_64.AppImage
cd Descargas
./CoolerControlD-x86_64.AppImage & ./CoolerControl-x86_64.AppImage

Finally, and for both cases, we must Make sure you have the libxcb-cursor0 package installed using the following command command:

sudo apt install libxcb-cursor0

Once any of the 2 steps have been carried out, we will see CoolerControl started and running, as shown in the following images:

Installation and use on Ubuntu and Debian - 01

Installation and use on Ubuntu and Debian - 02

Installation and use on Ubuntu and Debian - 03

Installation and use on Ubuntu and Debian - 04

Related article:
Check the temperature of your computer with the command 'sensors'

Summary 2023 - 2024

Summary

In summary, if you constantly need to monitor the temperature values ​​of your computer's sensors, we are sure that «CoolerControl» It will be very useful to you, as it is very light, precise and stable. However, if you use another similar one for the same objective, we leave its name in the comments to address it in a future publication.

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