Screenlets and sensors.

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 160
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:19 pm
Location: Copenhagen

Screenlets and sensors.

Post by globetrotterdk » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:49 pm

I have installed screenlets and was surprised to notice that LM 6 installs sensors automatically. Don't get me wrong, I view this as a very good thing. The problem is that I don't know if only certain sensors are installed according to specific hardware configurations. I have LM 6 installed on a Lenovo T60 and there are both ACPI and IBM sensors of various types installed. They don't report the same temperature, hence my confusion. Was there an error when the sensors installed or are all sensors added automatically? Which sensors should I use for accurate measurements? Should I uninstall the ones I don't use to avoid confusion?


You can see the choices I have in screenlets here:
Acer Aspire One 725.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 18701
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Screenlets and sensors.

Post by Husse » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:51 am

There are lots (well :)) of sensors in a computer. I think you have to find out what the sensor values represent
You have at least a sensor in the PSU, on the motherboard, in the CPU, in the GPU and possibly somewhere else + sensors in fans that might be reported
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

Post Reply

Return to “Newbie Questions”