Gnome hangs after sensors installation

Zeno Davatz zdavatz at
Thu Jul 31 15:34:38 CEST 2003

On 31.7.2003 15:24, "Jean Delvare" <khali at> wrote:

>> I just installed lm-sensors 2.8.0 on my Debian PPC - it said:
>> Installation successful. My computer hung itself up when I done
>> sensors-detect. At startup I know get:
> At which point of sensors-detect dit hit hang?
I think after looking for the ISA-Bus.

>> vector: 300 at pc = e238c288, lr = e238f080
>> Msr = 9032, sp = d8817cf0 [d8817c40]
>> Current = d8816000, pid = 661, comm = modprobe
>> Mon>
>> My Gnome-Startup hangs and nothing at all happens. When I reboot the
>> same happens again.
>> Any hints how I can get my computer back working again?
> Gasp :( All that work to only break your computer... Maybe we should
> have just given up before.
I looged into the console with fn+ctrl+alt now when I run sensors I get:
Error while loading  shared libraries: cannot open shared
oject file: No such file or directory

What does that mean?
> You need to access your filesystem from another way (usually, Linux
> installation CDs offer a way to get a working console, or you have to
> boot from one or two floppy disks). Once you're there, you'll have to
> mount your root partition somewhere. For example, do:
> mkdir /tmp/root
> mount /dev/hdb1 /tmp/root
> (This assumes that your Linux root disk is /dev/hdb1. Change to whatever
> it is).
> Then, go to /tmp/root/etc/rc.d/sysconfig/. You must have a "lm_sensors"
> init script there, which is the one that crashes your system. Delete it:
> rm -f /tmp/root/etc/rc.d/sysconfig/lm_sensors.
> Then unmount your root dir:
> cd /
> umount /tmp/root
> And reboot the usual way. Things should be back to normal.
My computer still boots but it just does not start GNOME.

Where do I have to look for the startup script of lm-sensors? In /etc/rc.d?

Thanks for Feedback.


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