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The Linux kernel doesn't provide ACPI support for all motherboards.
Most that I've tried it on, with the exception of laptops, don't show
anything. Try lm_sensors in Slackware 11.0:
mingdao@silas:~$ less /server2/ftp/pub/Linux/Slackware/slackware-current/slackware/PACKAGES.TXT
PACKAGE NAME: lm_sensors-2.10.0-i486-3.tgz
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./slackware/ap
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 292 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 1070 K
lm_sensors: lm_sensors (hardware monitoring package)
lm_sensors: lm_sensors provides tools for monitoring the temperatures, voltages,
lm_sensors: and fans of Linux systems with hardware monitoring devices. Included
lm_sensors: are text-based tools for sensor reporting, and a library for sensors
lm_sensors: access called libsensors. It also contains tools for sensor hardware
lm_sensors: identification and I2C bus probing.
lm_sensors: IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a Thinkpad, please read the warnings in
lm_sensors: the README.thinkpad file. lm_sensors has been known to cause damage
lm_sensors: to some Thinkpads.
It shows much more than just CPU temp. Here's a screenshot.
i have compiled 2.6.18 and included acpi as modules
are you sure that by including them staticly they
would produce different functionality ? it doesn't make sense .
i will try to compile like you siad but it is most
likely that kerenel acpi simply doesn't support my GA-7n400s-l
when i had EP-8khal+ i could read /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/...
without problems , and it showed same temperature as bios