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Old 07-14-2007, 07:19 AM   #1
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need help with lm-sensors and sensors-applet in gnome


I am having problems with sensors-applet. It is
not displaying my core cpu temps, but the sensors
command shows that they temperatures are being
read by lm-sensors. iI am unable to get
sensors-applet to display my video card temperature, but my
video card temperature is being read by the
nvidia driver. All of this is shown in the picture.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2...sappletvi5.png
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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Right click on the applet, select preferences, sensors tab, go through and figure out which sensors you want to use. The video card may require a different applet as the sensors are from a different source.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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Right click on the applet, select preferences, sensors tab, go through and figure out which sensors you want to use. The video card may require a different applet as the sensors are from a different source.
That sensors tab you are speaking of is shown in the screenshot picture. I wish you would take a moment to look before replying. The core temperatures that are not being read are checked off, and the video card temperature is not an option even though it is supposed to be.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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As I said above the video card will require a different applet. It is NOT supposed to give the video temperature. This applet gets all of its information from lmsensors. If you had bothered to look at the sensors tab you would see that it is reporting you cpu temp, as reported by lmsensors(2nd from bottom). You have cpu temp selected multiple times. The top one does not work on a lot of motherboards, thus the secondary (and generally used) bottom ones.

Another thing that you should be aware of is that they are often mislabeled(chipset swapped for motherboard). You just have to watch and figure out which is which.

You will find that a good attitude and some thought will go a long way.

Good Luck
Lazlow
 
Old 07-15-2007, 01:52 PM   #5
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As I said above the video card will require a different applet. It is NOT supposed to give the video temperature. This applet gets all of its information from lmsensors.
$ apt-cache show sensors-applet

It can gather data from the following sources:
* ACPI thermal zones, via the Linux kernel ACPI modules
* Linux kernel i2c modules
* lm-sensors (libsensors)
* Linux kernel i8k module (for Dell Inspiron Laptops)
* Linux kernel ibm-acpi module
* Linux kernel PowerPC modules therm_adt746x and therm_windtunnel
* Linux kernel iMac G5 Windfarm module
* hddtemp daemon for reading temperatures from S.M.A.R.T. equipped hard disks
* Linux kernel Omnibook module
* NVIDIA graphics cards via libNVCtrl
* Linux kernel sonypi module (for Sony Vaio laptops)


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Originally Posted by lazlow
If you had bothered to look at the sensors tab you would see that it is reporting you cpu temp, as reported by lmsensors(2nd from bottom). You have cpu temp selected multiple times. The top one does not work on a lot of motherboards, thus the secondary (and generally used) bottom ones.

Another thing that you should be aware of is that they are often mislabeled(chipset swapped for motherboard). You just have to watch and figure out which is which.

You will find that a good attitude and some thought will go a long way.

Good Luck
Lazlow
Next time just let someone else reply if you don't know the answer. I'm through discussing anymore on this matter.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 03:00 PM   #6
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Your Highness

I apologize for my mistake. Since you did not specify which distro you where referring to and FC6 is list as primary, I assumed that we were talking about the standard FC6 gnome-sensors-applet rpm. Generally that rpm is not made with the --with-nvidia option and therefore it is not supposed to support GPUs.

Do you ever wonder why so few people reply to your posts?

Good Luck
Lazlow

edit: I also forgot about hddtemp support.

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