lm-sensors help unidentifiable sensor
I have an Dell inspiron 5150 laptop.
Im trying to compile a generic kernel and Im stuck on a snag.
Im looking for hardware support for the thermal sensor.
This is what I get from sensors-detect:
2. Im not sure about the suggestion to add "modprobe unknown adapter NVIDIA i2c adapter 0 at 1:00.0" to my rc* file.
3. Im not sure which rc file I would add it to.
I would greatly appreciate some help in this.
"modprobe unknown adapter NVIDIA i2c adapter 0 at 1:00.0"
That's not right, it probably can't detect the sensor type and so it outputs garbage. It doesn't look like it can interface with any of your sensors, which happens a lot with laptops.
Try running this and see if it works:
I tried root$/sbin/modprobe thermal and I get nothing.
I tried root$ less /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/THM/temperature
all I get is 40c.
Any other suggestions?
Well, that's one temperature, better than none. It's usually the CPU temperature, even tho 40 C is quite low, your laptop must have good ventilation, mine runs in the 60 C or so.
If you want more temperatures, for example your HDD temp, if your HDD supports SMART, then you can use 'smartctl' to get that (read 'man smartctl').
If you really want more temperatures (even tho the sensors may not even exist) you can ask the people who maintain lm_sensors about it, ask them if they plan on adding support for the sensors or if this is some type of bug (which I doubt).
Good luck, that's all I can think of, all the temperatures I've been able to squeeze out of my laptop here.
Thanks for the suggestions.
I appreciate the reply.
I installed a program called dellfand. With it I am able to set at what temperatures low and high fan speeds. It will also display temperatures. In order to preserve my cpu I have set it rather low. Dell Inspiron 5100 series have a design flaw where they commonly overheat. There are lots of links regarding this issue.
For windows there is i8kfan.
For Linux there is dellfand.
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