Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.

while ping -c 1 127.0.0.1 > /dev/null; do acpi -t -f | while read tem; do notify-send "$tem"; done; sleep 300; done
works best in a shell script run at startup. It will ping localhost once and output to null, after it does that, acpi is called for temperature in fahrenheit and piped through to another loop that feeds notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.
Sample Output
Thermal 0: ok, 134.6 degrees F

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By: c0de
2011-07-02 06:47:25

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What Others Think

useful command, I did not know notify-send ...
0disse0 · 538 weeks and 3 days ago
0disse0, thanks. I actually learned about notify-send about two months ago, but why not have every program have a tooltip?
c0de · 538 weeks and 2 days ago

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