[CentOS] Re: Centos blocked

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Mar 9 22:02:00 UTC 2007

Robert Moskowitz spake the following on 3/9/2007 9:08 AM:
> Mike McCarty wrote:
>> Dago Pacheco wrote:
>>> ok... how can i check for the system temp or fan speed in CentOS. I
>>> tried to look for an applet to check it, but i found just for Gnome
>>> (I use KDE), so, is there any system file o command that show me that
>>> information?
>> You'd be better off just putting a thermometer in there. Those
>> sensors are not accurate unless calibrated, and not accurate
>> if they are calibrated.
>> But really, if the fan spins, and makes no noticeable noise,
>> and you've dusted out the box and vacuumed it, then heat
>> is not likely the culprit. 
> Mine was. My drive overheated and died. Painfully. Fortunately, a blue
> ice pack under it kept it kool enough long enough to copy all the data
> off it.
> I ran this system for 4 years with XP. 9 months with Linux and the drive
> toasted. Either:
> The drive was 'due' to toast.
> The constant drive usage compared to XP made it run hotter, longer.
Maybe the drive died from the exitement of running linux!


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