False IBM Laptop detection - PIIX4 (440BX) - IBM 300PL 6892-N2U Tower desktop - lm_sensors 2.7.0 /w 2.4.20

Shawn Starr shawn.starr at datawire.net
Fri Feb 7 16:48:26 CET 2003

I have an IBM 300PL 6892-N2U just picked it up yesterday but lm_sensors 2.7.0 
refuses to load anything!

I am using a Tower desktop not a laptop unless this is a defunked bios?

Let me know what info you need from me.



from sensors-detect:

 BIOS vendor (ACPI): IBM
 System vendor (DMI): IBM
 BIOS version (DMI): NVKT48AUS
 Sorry, we won't let you go on. IBM systems are known to have
 serious problems with lm_sensors, resulting in hardware failures.
 For more information, see README.thinkpad or


from dmesg:

i2c-piix4.o version 2.7.0 (20021208)
i2c-piix4.o: Found PIIX4 device
dmi_scan.o version 2.7.0 (20021208)
dmi_scan.o: SM BIOS found
i2c-piix4.o: IBM Laptop detected; this module may corrupt
             your serial eeprom! Refusing to load module!
i2c-piix4.o: Module insertion failed.
Shawn Starr
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