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Old 10-13-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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linux processor temputure


How do i get the processor temputure and fan speed in linux
from the command line?
 
Old 10-13-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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Usually either via lm-sensors or impitool. However, your motherboard has to support either onboard sensors or IPMI. If you install the lm-sensors package, there's a utility you can run (I think it's called sensors-detect) that will detect any motherboard sensors.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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Basically, you need a program called lm_sensors. The install seems to be a little different on every distro but maybe this will get you pointed in the right direction.

http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/327
 
Old 10-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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Search LQ for lm-sensors (or sensors3.conf) and my user name; I've posted a few informative replies. I essence it's trivial if there is a published sensors3.conf file for your motherboard; elsewise you have some non-trivial investigation to do to evolve your own, starting with one for a similar motherboard
 
Old 10-13-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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why does it say
Quote:

IF THIS IS AN IBM THINKPAD, PRESS CTRL-C NOW!
IBM Thinkpads have a severely broken i2c/SMBus implementation, just scanning
the bus will break your thinkpad forever!
that does not make sense
 
Old 10-14-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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Well if it says that, then do take that advice, it can happen.
 
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Or if you have acpi system (probably yes), check /proc/acpi directory. FOr example in my case /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/temperature contains current CPU temperature.
 
  


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