Temperature Display

To get a temperature display of your laptop.
> sudo apt-get install sensors-applet

Right click on the top dock area and select “Add to Panel…”
Scroll down to the Hardware section and click on Hardware Sensor Monitor.

Graphics: Compiz and Intel driver

latest Ubuntu update for compiz says it is un-blacklisting the i965
from compiz because there is a better workaround in the intel driver.

If you have already done the upgrade as described in
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1130582 then you will need to
revert your changes to pick up the fixed intel driver.

I have installed it and it seems to fix the hanging problems that I
was seeing prior to upgrading as in the link above. Unfortunately, my
touchpad is just as insensitive as before. It drives me nuts.