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Old 09-13-2003, 10:13 AM   #1
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lm_sensors problem!

I've a problem with lm_sensors

I would see cpu temperature so I've aptgetted lm_sensors

But when I launch "sensors-detect" (as root, of course) this is the message:

This program will help you to determine which I2C/SMBus modules you need to
load to use lm_sensors most effectively.
You need to have installed lm-sensors modules before you can use
some functions of this utility.
Also, you need to be `root', or at least have access to
the /dev/i2c[-/]* files for some things.
If you have patched your kernel and have some drivers built-in you can
safely answer NO if asked to load some modules. In this case, things may
seem a bit confusing, but they will still work.

BIOS vendor (ACPI): ASUS
System vendor (DMI): System Manufacturer
BIOS version (DMI): ASUS A7S333 ACPI BIOS Revision 1005
We can start with probing for (PCI) I2C or SMBus adapters.
You do not need any special privileges for this.
Do you want to probe now? (YES/no):
Probing for PCI bus adapters...
Use driver `i2c-sis645' for device 00:00.0: Silicon Integrated Systems SIS745
Use driver `i2c-sis645' for device 00:02.0: Silicon Integrated Systems 85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
Probe succesfully concluded.

We will now try to load each adapter module in turn.
Load `i2c-sis645' (say NO if built into your kernel)? (YES/no):
modprobe: Can't locate module i2c-sis645
Loading failed... skipping.
Load `i2c-sis645' (say NO if built into your kernel)? (YES/no):
modprobe: Can't locate module i2c-sis645
Loading failed... skipping.
Do you now want to be prompted for non-detectable adapters? (yes/NO):
To continue, we need module `i2c-dev' to be loaded.
If it is built-in into your kernel, you can safely skip this.
i2c-dev is not loaded. Do you want to load it now? (YES/no):
modprobe: Can't locate module i2c-dev
Loading failed, expect problems later on.

We are now going to do the adapter probings. Some adapters may hang halfway
through; we can't really help that. Also, some chips will be double detected;
we choose the one with the highest confidence value in that case.
If you found that the adapter hung after probing a certain address, you can
specify that address to remain unprobed. That often
includes address 0x69 (clock chip).
Couldn't open /proc/bus/i2c?!? at /usr/sbin/sensors-detect line 3607, <STDIN> line 5.
my kernel config is here

Old 09-13-2003, 10:23 AM   #2
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You need to download and install the i2c modules.
Old 09-13-2003, 10:25 AM   #3
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Old 10-20-2003, 09:07 AM   #4
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i2c-SIS drivers

Hi there,

i have the same problem.
I downloaded the i2c-2.8.0.tar.gz-ball, and did a MAKE and also MAKE INSTALL.
I could see, that i2c-modules were created, but no special driver for my chipset.
and my /lib/modules/'uname -r'/kernel/drivers/sensors folder is empty.

are the special drivers for the different chipsets in the i2c-package?
what did i do wrong?

Old 10-20-2003, 11:15 AM   #5
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I don't know if this applies but I had to compile i2c into the kernel to get lm_sensors to work properly. mandrake and Redhat seem to do it automatically.

Hope that helps, maybe just a bit.

edit, that was in Gentoo 1.4 BTW. I need to update my profile.

Last edited by dalek; 10-20-2003 at 11:17 AM.


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