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Postby LindseyD. on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:15 pm

Not sure this is the place to ask, but since it's ultimately about hardware ...

I've installed lm-sensors and answered all the yesses but when I run sensors this is all I get:
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Adapter: ISA adapter
fan1:        1894 RPM
fan2:           0 RPM
fan3:        1193 RPM
fan4:         968 RPM
temp1:        +45.0°C 
temp2:        +27.0°C 
temp3:        +33.0°C 
temp4:         +0.0°C

From what I can tell in all the tutorials I've seen, there should be a lot more info, like what temp1 means and what the minimums and maximums are (See, for example, http://my.opera.com/wpost/blog/sensors)

I've seen on some tutorials that the last thing the sensors-detect program should ask is:
Do you want to generate /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors? (YES/no):

But here's what the end of my run of the program said:
To load everything that is needed, add this to /etc/modules:
#----cut here----
# Chip drivers
#----cut here----
If you have some drivers built into your kernel, the list above will
contain too many modules. Skip the appropriate ones!
Do you want to add these lines automatically to /etc/modules? (yes/NO)y

Monitoring programs won't work until the needed modules are
loaded. You may want to run 'service module-init-tools start'
to load them.

Unloading i2c-dev... OK
Unloading cpuid... OK

So: Has the program changed since these tutorials were written? Or is this version of lm-sensors buggy? Or is there something extremely weird going on?
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Re: lm-sensors

Postby viking777 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:28 pm

Not all motherboards are equal. You get 8 results from running 'sensors' I get 4. My results for 'sensors-detect' are virtually identical to yours. Basically if you mobo doesn't have the sensors on it then lm-sensors can't read them.
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Re: lm-sensors

Postby LindseyD. on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:12 pm

So all that info comes from the sensors themselves? Okay, guess it's off to do more googling. Thanks.
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