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OK - rig per sig with ASUS A7V8X-X mobo and I know I can read CPU and CASE temp because I do so in XP.
How hard for a n00b is this to do in SuSE (or any) Linux? I did a forum search and it seems beyonf n00b realms, need to put in place something (lmsensors?) to enable a sensors command - and if I can do that I can configure "gkrellm" maybe (whatever that is!)...
My question is - however much I might WANT to have this I probably do not NEED it so long as system stays stable - so in your opinions where in my learning curve would this comfortably sit?
You may want to make sure you specify the full path to acpid. On my Vine box, acpid is under /usr/sbin. I get the same error if I simply type "acpid" like you do 'cause /usr/sbin is not part of my $PATH. I'd have to type "/usr/sbin/acpid" instead.
I've been wanting to get temp monitoring working for some time now as well. I just recently found that my CPU heatsink was COMPLETELY covered with dust, and I had been overheating since the fan wasn't getting any air through the dust to cool it down, causing repeated system hangs that I couldn't diagnow for the longest time. I know my MB supports temp sensing as I can check the temp in the BIOS.
I just did the command suggested above, and here's what I got:
acpid: Can't open /proc/acpi/event: No such file or directory
So, I look and there is no acpi directory in /proc. Strangely though, when I tried to create this directory (after opening write perms for proc) it gives me
mkdir: cannot create directory 'acpi': No such file or directory
Um, huh? I'm root for pete's sake!!
So, I'm jumping on to this thread to see if I can get this working too...