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Re: [SLE] lm_sensors on SuSE 9.1
  • From: Michael Nelson <michaelnel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 10:33:47 -0700
  • Message-id: <20040507173347.GA3854@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 08:27:20AM -0700, Michael Nelson wrote:
> I have not been able to get lm_sensors working on 9.1. There is a support
> ticket that shows the exact same problem I have at
> where the
> response is
> "You use the wrong version of lm_sensors for your kernel. According to our "2.6
> kernel information" page, Linux 2.6.4 only works properly with lm_sensors
> 2.8.5.
> It looks like the version of sensors installed in 9.1 is "sensors-2.8.3-99",
> so it's not surprising it doesn't work. I wonder how SuSE managed to miss
> this?

Answering myself.... I solved the problem by getting the
lm_sensors-2.8.6.tar.gz package from

I then renamed /usr/bin/sensors to /usr/bin/sensors-DIST and did a "make
user" and "make user_install" on the source. It installed the new sensors
program in /usr/local/bin. I had to fiddle around with inserting the i2c
modules until I got it all working (the sensors-detect program that came in
the 2.8.6 package came up with wacky mods to /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors. I
ended up with the following entries there:


Also, the 2.8.6 package installed an /etc/init.d/lm_sensors script that was
checking /proc and exiting. In 2.6 the info is kept in sysfs, not proc, so
that script didn't work. I copied
/usr/share/doc/packages/sensors/prog/init/lm_sensors.init.suse to
/etc/init.d/lm_sensors, and now it all works.

Pretty crappy QA job on this one, SuSE!!


PS: I also grabbed the package from, and sensors works right in
gkrellm too.

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