[CentOS] Checking fan state

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Jan 6 01:28:05 UTC 2009

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> Either I put the power connector on backwards (the manual's pic is not 
>>> clear on this, but I don't know if that connector CAN be put on 
>>> backwards), or there is something with the bios with this new fan...
>> Is not there a plastic guide on the three pin connector?
> It is a 4-pin connector, and I think there is a guide, or one side is 
> different than the other. That is why I think I could not have but in in 
> backwards.

Okay, not the stuff you get on boards that are not 'branded'.

>> I wonder if upgrading the lm_sensors package would mean you being able 
>> to read fan speed/stuff...
> To what from where?

Centos 5 comes with lm_sensors 2.1...but the latest lm_sensors is up to 
3.0 now. I doubt RH will come out with 3.0 for RHEL5...so...it is kinda 
hard to answer 'from where?'

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