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    I'm Back...

    well, hello all... how are we today... well... i'm well... its been a rather hot hot hot hot hot hot hot week... or really three days... I just finished my year 11 exams, and now on holiday... with nothing much to do... oh its sad when there isnt much to do...

    so... people out there... i got thinking, (after about the 20th time my computer reseted in the hot heat), is there a programe in Linux, that can tell you how hot she is (she not being the cats mother this time but my lovely computer "Lilly"). And a way to find out when the klonk out temperature is?

    Also... what have you lovely people been doing while i was gone? anyone have a party... any b'days... you know... the goss of gossy goss goss...

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    Welcome back. I just found this and haven't looked into it. But this might help.

    http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/

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    ahhh, the joy of lm_sensors? Chris, you need the i2c module to be compiled in kernel before the sensor modules will work. If you are using, 2.6+ i2c support is already there. Install lm sensors application and then as root, sensors-detect will walk you through it. Different motherboards require different sensor modules to be loaded. My ecs was basically a honey, my old MSI board had a glitch and I had to go bug hunting (there are two modules which interfere with each other, all worked out now).

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    soo technical... ahh, i finally feel at home... all this place needs is someone crazzy... PICK ME PICK ME!!! OHH OHH PICK ME!! anywho...
    hay nishtya... hows G-mail... (i'm hoping your the right person i am talking to... they started with an "n")... anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-harry
    soo technical... ahh, i finally feel at home... all this place needs is someone crazzy... PICK ME PICK ME!!! OHH OHH PICK ME!! anywho...
    hay nishtya... hows G-mail... (i'm hoping your the right person i am talking to... they started with an "n")... anyway...
    Did someone say crazy?

    What you need Chris, is lm-sensors, as Nishtya says... you can get a "front-end" GUI program that will display those sensor readings; like GKrellM, or xsensors, but I think, once you get your sensors running, GKrellM will be of more use to you...

    I2c is a low-level module support that provides sensors to be monitored, from the motherboard, lm-sensors brings all the sensors together, and then you use a front-end program to display and configure what sensors you want to watch... I2c provides me with CPU temp, case temp, and fan revolutions per minute, whereas, lm-sensors, provides monitoring of CPU activity, processes, users. disk access, dial-up transmits and receives, swap space usage, etc...

    What Nishtya was saying is: if you are running a kernel 2.6 or higher, the I2c modules are in the kernel, you just need to start them. If your kernel is LOWER than 2.6, then you need to load / compile the I2c modules on your own. You will need, in either case, lm-sensors, which you will want to download, and compile, from source. ( you might want to do a Search Knoppix.net for the subject lm-sensors - the topic has been voiced before. You should find links for where to get these modules, problems that others have had with them, and getting them to work. )

    As for what sensors you can monitor, it all depends on what exists on your motherboard. Most of the newer motherboards have sensors that can be monitored, but, you may find, in older motherboards, not much. A good example of what can be monitored, can be found in your BIOS. If you can monitor your, as it is stated in my BIOS, your "systems health", and view temps, and fan speeds, from within your BIOS, then I2c and lm-sensors, will allow Linux to view these BIOS level sensors, from within your OS. In my BIOS, and using the two above modules within Linux, I can montor temps, fan speeds, and even voltages on specific outputs coming from my power supply.

    Hope this helps,

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    thanks people... man it feels so nice listening to all this technical stuff... ahh...

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