Kima - kicker monitoring applet

KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

This applet monitors various temperature, frequency and fan sources in your kicker panel.
Make sure you have enabled a supported kernel module.

Homepage:
http://kima.sourceforge.net

Features:
supported thermal sources:
- the Linux ACPI Thermal Zone driver. The corresponding kernel module is called thermal.
- the thermal sources of the Linux ACPI driver for the IBM ThinkPad laptops. The corresponding kernel module is called ibm-acpi.
- the IBM Hard Drive Active Protection System (HDAPS) driver. The corresponding kernel module is called hdaps.
- the Omnibook Configuration Tools & Patches. The corresponding kernel module is called omnibook.
- the iBook G4 CPU and GPU thermal zones. It may work on other Apple machines as well (please let me know).
- the thermal sensors available through hwmon (I2C, lm_sensors, ...).
- the CPU thermal sensor of the i8k kernel driver for Dell Inspiron and Latitude notebooks.
- the GPU thermal sensors of nvidia-settings (provided by the nVidia GPU card driver tools)
- the termal sensors provided by hddtemp daemon (make sure hddtemp runs on 127.0.0.1 port 7634 before kima starts)

supported frequency sources:
- the Linux kernel /proc/cpuinfo interface
- the Linux kernel cpufreq subsystem

supported fan sources:
- the fan sensors available through hwmon (I2C, lm_sensors, ...).
- the fan sources of the Linux ACPI driver for the IBM ThinkPad laptops. The corresponding kernel module is called ibm-acpi.
- the fan sources of the i8k kernel driver for Dell Inspiron and Latitude notebooks.

misc sources:
- CPU usage source
- uptime source that displays the current system uptime
- battery source that displays the current state of charge of your batteries

misc:
- cpufreqd control module to switch cpufreqd profiles via cpufreqd remote interface

installation:
grab a appropriate package for your distribution or the sources below.

using the source:
run configure
./configure --prefix=$(kde-config --prefix)

build the sources
make

install the applet (with appropriate rights)
su -c 'make install'

finally add the applet to your KDE panel (RMB on kicker).
Last changelog:

10 years ago

Kima 0.7.4:
- CPU usage source added
- russian translation added

Kima 0.7.3.2:
- thread wakeups minimized which should lead to a better powertop result
- crash fix: prevent i18n calls from within threads (it seems i18n isn't thread safe)

Kima 0.7.3.1:
- the 0.7.3 tag was inconsistent to the released tar.gz so we decided to release 0.7.3.1
- improvements regarding the dbus error handling
- XNVCtrl support fixed
- small autoconf/automake script improvements

Kima 0.7.3:
- more robust battery source in case of libhal/dbus errors
- since Kima 0.7.2 was already tagged we jump to 0.7.3 the changeog lists the never released 0.7.2 though

Kima 0.7.2:
- battery source added that displays the current state of charge of your batteries through libhal
- nvidia thermal source: optional configure switch added to query libXNVCtrl.a instead of nvidia-settings
- updated admin directory that supports automake 1.10
- swedish, turkish and indonesian translation added (thanks to Oskar Ellström, UÄŸur í‡etin and Donnie S Bhayangkara)
- translation fixes
- processes started by kicker does not exit correctly because of kimas' use of QProcess. KProcess fixes the problem

Kima 0.7.1:
- uptime source added
- initial source scanning parallelized
- spanish translation added
- hungary translation added
- german translation fixes
- hddtemp source bugfix, in case reading from network failed
- preferences bugfix, an enabled source was not displayed on kicker
- cursor fixed if one drags a source and clicks right mouse button
- encoding of the degree sign is now UTF8

Kima 0.7:
- support for moving the sources via drag and drop added
- support for hddtemp daemon added (http://www.guzu.net/linux/hddtemp.php)
- german translation added
- repainting of the sources improved

visit http://kima.sourceforge.net/#changelog for reading the full changelog

scoarpa

12 years ago

Sorry, I just found it and lunched it. But I still have a problem.. instead of showing me the temperature, it shows "n/a" . Anyone can tell me what to do? thanks.

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kenws

12 years ago

Did you load the appropriate kernel module (i.e. modprobe thermal)?

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scoarpa

12 years ago

im sorry, but i dont know how to do that.. i tried to search on suse help but no results.. :(

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matt2002

12 years ago

first check:
- open konsole
- type "~> lsmod | grep ther" (without the quotes) + hit enter

if you have someting like this as output then you have it loaded already:

thermal 14472 1
processor 24252 1 thermal


If not, then su to root and type "modprobe thermal" (without the quotes) + hit enter

and then quit and restart cpuinfo.

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matt2002

12 years ago

sorry, it must be :
type "lsmod | grep ther" (without the quotes) + hit enter

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matt2002

12 years ago

I have the same problem - temp shows n/a only. SuSE 10.0, running Raoul's rpm.
lsmod says:
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~> lsmod | grep ther
thermal 14472 1
processor 24252 1 thermal
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~> rpm -q cpuinfo
cpuinfo-0.4.1-S10K351
--------------

What's missing?

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timthelion

12 years ago

apt-get install lm-sensors

Run sensors-detect, follow directions.

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kenws

12 years ago

I'm sorry. I have no idea. Maybe the thermal module didn't found any thermal source.

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yamaplos

12 years ago

same here, n/a on suse 10
BTW, to be able to start cpuinfo you have to load it as an applet.
Right click on the KDE Panel (the thing at the bottom where the buttons and program names go) and follow Add to Panel, then Applet, hen Cpuinfo

On mine Thermal Sources is greyed out, while proc sources is fine.
lsmod | grep ther gives me
thermal 14472 0
processor 24512 1 thermal

Thanks for any help

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kenws

12 years ago

Could you provide the output of a 'cat /proc/acpi/*/*/*temp*'?

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djclue917

12 years ago

Hey kenws,

I made an updated (CPU Info 0.4.2) Kubuntu package.

Here is the URL:
http://files.darwin.uk.to/data/cpuinfo_0.4.2-0ubuntu1.deb

I hope you could add it up. :)

BTW, thanks for the great job!

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djclue917

12 years ago

Ooopps. The filename is wrong. Here is the updated URL:

http://files.darwin.uk.to/data/cpuinfo_0.4.2-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

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kenws

12 years ago

Thank you!

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Blacksheep

12 years ago

It's a very nice program. I like it. Can you add a new feature that when the cpu have a temp ,that is input by the user, a command starting. Like the laptop monitor for gnome.

Cya

Blacksheep

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kenws

12 years ago

Thanks for your suggestion. I may add such a feature in a further release.

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davepb

12 years ago

After reading your notes for version 0.4.0, just a quick note to add that the app is using the i2c (lm_sensors) on my mepis machine and works perfectly.

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davepb

12 years ago

This app is Excellent. I've been searching for something like this for weeks. Just wandering if there is a version that displays fan speeds and whether the two temperatures can be renamed so that I know which one is which.
Excellent work. Most grateful.

Thanks

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yggdrasil

12 years ago

This is a real cool and useful app, especially for laptop users like me. Thanks for this!
What do you think about the following suggestions?

- a (maybe optional selectable, for space reasons) indicator for the CPU load
- the possibility to define font colors, dependent on the temperature, e.g. red for critical temperature, blue for low/normal temperature and so on
- the possibility to set the CPU scaling governor like in KLaptop
- optional display in kicker tray

Keep it up, dude!

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bfkeats

12 years ago

What are your font settings in the screenshot? That looks nice.

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LightBeam

12 years ago

I finally have my "true" sensors detected and selectable !!
Nice job !

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LightBeam

12 years ago

Why not to set 2 colors for a temperature range ou frequecy range, like:
color 1 => low temperature / frequency.
color 2 => high temperature / frequency.
and the applet to make gradient between the 2 colors...
And why not an alarm sound (browse file to play...etc.) when a max. temperature / frequency is reached ?

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linux3114a

12 years ago

cpuinfo-0.4.S10K351.i586.rpm
at
http://home.tiscali.be/raoul.linux/downloadSuSE10.0.htm

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linux3114a

12 years ago

Suse 10.0 KDE 3.5.1

Error log
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/usr/src/packages/BUILD/cpuinfo-0.4/admin/missing: line 46: aclocal-1.6: command not found
WARNING: `aclocal-1.6' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'. You might want
to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages. Grab them from
any GNU archive site.
cd . && \
/bin/sh /usr/src/packages/BUILD/cpuinfo-0.4/admin/missing --run automake-1.6 --gnu Makefile
cd . && rm -f configure
/usr/src/packages/BUILD/cpuinfo-0.4/admin/missing: line 46: automake-1.6: command not found
WARNING: `automake-1.6' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `Makefile.am', `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'.
You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
Grab them from any GNU archive site.
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/packages/BUILD/cpuinfo-0.4'
cd . && perl admin/am_edit Makefile.in
configure.in:39: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
configure.in:44: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_CONFIG_HEADER
configure.in:47: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_COMPILERS
configure.in:48: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_SHARED
configure.in:49: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_ENABLE_STATIC
configure.in:54: error: possibly undefined macro: AM_KDE_WITH_NLS
configure.in:57: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PATH_KDE
configure.in:62: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_CHECK_KDEMAXPATHLEN
make[1]: make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/packages/BUILD/cpuinfo-0.4'
*** [configure] Erreur 1
make: *** [configure] Erreur 2


RPM build errors:
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.14585 (%build)
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.14585 (%build)

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kenws

12 years ago

I haven't test the applet under KDE 3.5. Did you do a "make -f Makefile.cvs" before ./configure? See the installation notes. Thanks Ken

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apt-drink

12 years ago

could the kubuntu or the debian packagers provide a source deb so i can recompile it for my amd64 laptop? :)

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10 years ago

Kima 0.7.4:
- CPU usage source added
- russian translation added

Kima 0.7.3.2:
- thread wakeups minimized which should lead to a better powertop result
- crash fix: prevent i18n calls from within threads (it seems i18n isn't thread safe)

Kima 0.7.3.1:
- the 0.7.3 tag was inconsistent to the released tar.gz so we decided to release 0.7.3.1
- improvements regarding the dbus error handling
- XNVCtrl support fixed
- small autoconf/automake script improvements

Kima 0.7.3:
- more robust battery source in case of libhal/dbus errors
- since Kima 0.7.2 was already tagged we jump to 0.7.3 the changeog lists the never released 0.7.2 though

Kima 0.7.2:
- battery source added that displays the current state of charge of your batteries through libhal
- nvidia thermal source: optional configure switch added to query libXNVCtrl.a instead of nvidia-settings
- updated admin directory that supports automake 1.10
- swedish, turkish and indonesian translation added (thanks to Oskar Ellström, UÄŸur í‡etin and Donnie S Bhayangkara)
- translation fixes
- processes started by kicker does not exit correctly because of kimas' use of QProcess. KProcess fixes the problem

Kima 0.7.1:
- uptime source added
- initial source scanning parallelized
- spanish translation added
- hungary translation added
- german translation fixes
- hddtemp source bugfix, in case reading from network failed
- preferences bugfix, an enabled source was not displayed on kicker
- cursor fixed if one drags a source and clicks right mouse button
- encoding of the degree sign is now UTF8

Kima 0.7:
- support for moving the sources via drag and drop added
- support for hddtemp daemon added (http://www.guzu.net/linux/hddtemp.php)
- german translation added
- repainting of the sources improved

visit http://kima.sourceforge.net/#changelog for reading the full changelog

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