Showing info on the Qnap NAS LCD

With inspiration from lcd_tool and lcdmond on 419P I thought I’d make a little script that shows the hard drive temperatures on the display on a Qnap NAS (in this case a 419p):

So, lets go to the home directory and create a file called ‘’:

cd /home

Then enter the following into the file:

hdd1temp=`/sbin/get_hd_temp 1`
hdd2temp=`/sbin/get_hd_temp 2`
hdd3temp=`/sbin/get_hd_temp 3`
hdd4temp=`/sbin/get_hd_temp 4`

lcd_tool -1 "HDD1 $hdd1temp HDD2 $hdd2temp" -2 "HDD3 $hdd3temp HDD4 $hdd4temp"

To save the file in nano press [ctrl] + [o] and to exit nano press [ctrl] + [x].

Make the file executable:

chmod +x

Now we need to stop the LCD manager (as described in the link above):

/sbin/daemon_mgr lcdmond stop /sbin/lcdmond

And now we can run the script and enjoy seeing the individual hard drives temperature on the LCD:



2 responses to “Showing info on the Qnap NAS LCD”

  1. Thankyou for the script, however this will only return the HDD temperatures at the time you execute it misleading the user into thinking this is the current drive temperature.
    Perhaps a cron-job to refresh the display every 10 minutes?

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