[CentOS] looking for motherboard / temp / hdd monitor, other than lmsensors

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Sun Jul 13 10:31:14 UTC 2008

William L. Maltby wrote on Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:47:28 -0400:

> I don't know if it's good or what you want, but I use gkrellm

relies on lm_sensors according to the homepage. (and sys_fs, AFAIK 
lm_sensors picks up sys_fs if it's available.)

I'm having the same problems with lm_sensors with newer motherboards (ones 
from the last two years), some work, some don't. On some AMD motherboards 
it helps to "rmmod k8temp" to get a reading. On some it doesn't.
I have one Intel board with I think Intel 5000X where lm_sensors also 
fails with a message like "no sys_fs" or so, I don't really remember.
Do others know any tricks to get the data nevertheless?
I think the kernel and lm_sensors on Centos 5 are simply too old for some 
chipsets. Also, there's sometimes a discrepancy between the support in the 
kernel and in lm_sensors.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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