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Old 12-08-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Software temp monitor and fan control


Has anyone had any luck with temp monitors? Which one do you use?

And is there a linux program that controls fan speed (the cpu fan to be exat, connected to the motherboard)? There is a few programs in windows that can do this but only with supported chipsets.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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gkrellm has a lot of options and plug-ins for this sort of thing I think
 
Old 12-08-2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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I have tried, but I haven't had any luck with my hardware.

First of all, you need to have the i2c and lm_sensors either as kernel modules or built in ( like I did, there are patches available for kernel.org 2.4.22 ) so that the kernel can attempt to recognize your hardware. Once you have the infrastructure in place, the current temp, fan speed etc can be pulled from under the /proc filesystem. Gkrellm would be a good choice to do this job. In my case, the sensor chips weren't supported by the current drivers, YMMV.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 09:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help...

This patch you speak of?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 11:12 PM   #5
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There might be newer versions, but the ones I have are
i2c-2.8.1
lm_sensors-2.8.1
BTW, you don't have to patch your kernel, just compile and install. Once you install lm_sensors you can try, as root, the program sensors-detect that will try to write an autodetected configuration file in /etc/sensors.conf, that you will end up having to tweak a bit. But it works for me. And talks to gkrellm.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 11:14 AM   #6
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ftp://ftp.realitydiluted.com/linux/i2c/

It doesn't have patches for 2.4.23 yet. ( I run 2.4.22 ) Download all three and apply. Now you should have an i2c support option on the kernel config main menu. And sensors under character devices, IIRC.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 10:11 PM   #7
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It's much easier to just install lm_sensors and i2c as kernel modules.

Just read the lm_sensors quick start supplied.

Download both the i2c and lm_sensors and read the INSTALL or QUICKSTART file... It's quite easy to do, and it'll give you nice cut-paste lines to put into modules.conf to load the modules on boot.

-Shade

Edit to add: the modules work fine in Slack 9.1 with the newest stable kernel - 2.4.23

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