Kima - kicker monitoring applet
Various KDE Extensions
Score 82%
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

kenws

10 years ago

Thanks for reporting that. The typo is fixed in the svn repository. Next release will include the fix.
Regards
Ken

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drlabel

10 years ago

Is it possible to see the temp of my second VGA, i'm using 2 geforce 6600gt and only can see GPU 0 temp but in Nvidia X Server Settings i can see GPU 0 and GPU 1 Temp's

Regards
DrLabel

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
we would like to support the sensors of multiple nvidia boards. Since we don't have the appropriate hardware we are looking for people who are willing to provide the necessary infos and test beta releases. You are welcome to contact me via Jabber.
Regards
Ken

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bfkeats

10 years ago

When the panel is set to auto-hide, transparency doesn't seem to work under the text.

Small suggestion, it might be nice to display the current performance profile or an abreviation. Thanks, great software.

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
Transparency: Since the transparency on kde3 is not native there might be issues. I just tested it on my system (KDE 3.5.6) and it worked.
Showing performance profile: Adding a source that displays the current profile would be easy. I'll keep that in mind.
Regards
Ken

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johngreenwood

10 years ago

Hi, I have made a package of this applet for Slackware 11, do you want it?

I tried to send it with the KDE-Look contact thing, but I don't think it allows attachments.

Thanks

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drlabel

10 years ago

Is it possible to monitor 2º VGA Temp

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
I'm afraid that I do not understand your question. What do you mean by "2° VGA"?
Regards
Ken

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profchaos

10 years ago

Hi, are there any plans to add fan control to kima? Are there any existing tools (CLI included) to configure temperature-sensitive fan control?

What I want to do is define a linear function that maps a thermal source to a van voltage. For example, 30-50C <=> 5-12V. RPM control would be nice, but I heard lm_sensors doesn't really have working PID (set-point-seeking) controls.

Thanks!

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davepb

10 years ago

When kima-0.7 looks for harddrive temperatures it uses the command hddtemp /dev/hda where my drive is /dev/sda.

Could there be an option included to change this command

Great app:) Thanks.

Dave

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
kima takes what the hddtemp daemon provides. If you configue hddtemp properly it will show your sda drive too. : )
On a debian based system this can be done at /etc/default/hddtemp.
Regards
Ken

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davepb

10 years ago

Thanks for your help

In SabyonLinux I checked my /etc/conf.d/hddtemp file and corrected it as you advised.

Everything works great now.

Cheers

Dave

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

i've got latest version (0.7) installed for 1 week. kicker now crashes several times a day, and i believe kima is responsible for that.
i removed it and it hasn't happened since. i didn't have this issue with former versions.

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
thanks for reporting this. Johannes skimmed through the source and found a glitch in the new hddtemp source. Maybe thats the problem. We are working on 0.7.1 that will include a fix. Meanwhile you could try to disable the hddtemp source. Please let us know if that worky for you. Feel free to contact me via Jabber.
Regards
Ken

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

still crashes using newest version, either ubuntu deb or source compiled...

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
I've got your stack trace - thanks. We have been looked to the code for some hours and now we are pretty sure its
not Kimas fault. It crashes while a string needs to grow but we don't know exactly why it crashes then. Maybe it's caused by ABI problems (g++, kde, qt) or defective hardware.

Here is the demangled stack trace with some code:
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0x4db0688f]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(malloc+0x7f)[0x4db0783f]
operator new(unsigned int)
operator new[](unsigned int)
QString::setLength(unsigned int)
QString::grow(unsigned int)
QString::operator+=(QString const&)
Source::formatTemperature(QString const&) const || return temp + QString::fromUtf8(" °C");
ACPIThermalSrc::fetchValue() || s = formatTemperature(s.left(s.length()-1));
ThreadedTrigger::run()
QThreadInstance::start(void*)

This is the involved C++ code:
src/sources/acpithermalsrc.cpp: formatTemperature(s.left(s.length()-1));
src/sources/source.cpp: return temp + QString::fromUtf8(" °C");

If anyone has an idea whats wrong with that, please let us know.
Regards
Ken

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marseillai

10 years ago

i've got the same problem with 0.7.1 on kubuntu feisty

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devsk

10 years ago

step further and provide uptime? Currently, no applet provides uptime. ksim is a separate panel and wants more real state and doesn't match the kicker in its bg and general look etc. (ksysguard lacks basic features like uptime, show actual cpu usage and plot it as well, and its look is not inherited from kicker either.)

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
an uptime source is not our highest priority currently. However I've heard that Manfred is working on that.
Regards
Ken

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devsk

10 years ago

did you just add a source for uptime in 0.7.1? THANK YOU!!

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kenws

10 years ago

yes. it seems your idea triggered the other developers. :)
Regards
Ken

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drlabel

10 years ago

I have Kubuntu 6.10 and can't install
Depend: kdelibs4c2a (>= 4:3.5.5-1) but 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu3.1
Depend: libfontconfig1 (>= 2.4.0) but 2.3.2-7ubuntu2
Depend: libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4) but 1.2.8rel-5.1ubuntu0.1
Depend: libqt3-mt (>= 3:3.3.7) but 3:3.3.6-3ubuntu3 está para ser instalado

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kenws

10 years ago

Hello,
thanks for your hint. I built the deb on kubutnu 6.10 but with updated KDE (http://kubuntu.org/announcements/kde-356.php).
I just build a new deb (same url) that should fix your problems. Please try again and sorry for inconvenience.

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drlabel

10 years ago

tks problem resolved

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devsk

10 years ago

with hard disk temps from hddtemp? It would be awesome if we had one place to look at all the temps.

Thanks a lot for the great applet!
-devsk

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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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