Get CPU temperature on Linux

Get CPU temperature on Linux

The ability to get the temperature of a key component such as a CPU is important, whether you are gaming, overclocking, or hosting intensive processes on a critical server for your company. The Linux kernel comes with modules built in that allow it to access onboard sensors within the CPU. In this tutorial, you will learn how to access these sensors and get the CPU temperature on a Linux system.

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How to check battery life on Ubuntu

How to check battery life on Ubuntu

If you are running Ubuntu Linux on a laptop, there are a few different ways that you can monitor the battery life of your system. Ubuntu makes this easy to do in the default GNOME desktop environment, but it is also possible to check the battery life from command line. In this tutorial, you will learn several methods to check the battery life on Ubuntu.

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hdparm acoustic management: Reduce hard drive's noise level

hdparm acoustic management: Reduce hard drive’s noise level

Most of the non-SSD hard drives allow for a noise reduction by decreasing head movement speed while accessing data. This ability is called Automatic Acoustic Management or AAM. In this tutorial, you will see how to install the hdparm software package on all major Linux distros and use it to manipulate AAM values to reduce or increase head movement, thus directly affect hard drive’s noise level.

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What is my processor architecture?

What is my processor architecture?

Knowing the architecture of your system’s processor is essential when picking an operating system to download and install. Certain editions of Linux and other operating systems are typically only made to work with a certain architecture, whether that be x86 (32 bit), x86-64 (64 bit), ARM (in the case of Raspberry Pi systems), etc. Furthermore, software that you are interested in running may only be designed to work with a particular architecture.

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How to recover partition table in Linux

How to recover partition table in Linux

The partition table of a hard disk holds all the information about where each partition begins and ends. If the partition table gets deleted or becomes corrupt in some way, most likely your operating system will not be able to boot or you will face other hard disk issues. But there is good news: if your partition table is lost, it is possible to recover it using software such as testdisk.

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How to enable hugepages on Linux

How to enable hugepages on Linux

Computer memory is allocated to processes as pages. Usually these pages are rather small, meaning that a process consuming a lot of memory will also be consuming a lot of pages. Searching through a multitude of pages can result in system slow downs, which is why some servers can benefit from enabling huge pages.

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