[CentOS] lm_sensors on Sun (x86) Hardware

Wed Nov 16 14:55:40 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Wed, 16 Nov 2011, Alan McKay wrote:

> Hey folks,
> I'm running RHEL 5.3 on 6 boxes - and on every one of them
> sensors-detect finds nothing.
> 5 of them are Sun fire 2250 machines, and 1 is Sunfire 4170.
> Googling and searching this list does not seem to find anything.
> When I log into the Sun hardware management interface (web interface)
> I see that it of course is correctly detecting various temperatures of
> things.  But for some reason Linux is not.
> Does anyone here have experience in this area and can tell me how to
> fix this?

Definitely running an out of date OS won't help.  Updating the kernel to
current fixed a similar problem I'd had with no usable sensors being detected.