Note: This page is quite old and is likely out of date. My opinions may have also changed dramatically since this was written. It is here as a reference until I get around to updating it.

Useful for monitoring system statistics such as CPU core temperatures. After installing the lm_sensors packages you can run the sensors-detect command that will walk you through loading any kernel modules that may be necessary to read sensor data. Executing the sensors command will output the results of all of that nice information :)