I2C / LM_SENSORS inquiry

Philip Edelbrock phil at edgedesign.us
Mon Dec 27 23:53:11 CET 2004


Answers to a couple of your questions:

2.9.0 will be released soon from CVS.  If you use CVS, then check out 
what is there now and you'll be seeing what will soon be rev'ed as 2.9.0.

Donations?  Time is the best thing.  Anything you can document, report 
bugs on, perhaps even write a little how-to and send it to the list 
would be helpful.


Phil

Ryan Barrett wrote:
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> Hello, this I2c / Lm_sensors stuff is pretty interesting so far….. I’ve 
> been trying to get access to my voodoo3 cards bt869 tv-out functions and 
> registers.
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> IR17;m a little confused to say the least.  I am writing after several 
> attempts (using many different kernel-sources – both kernel.org sources 
> and debianized sources – 2.4.27 and 2.6.8 aswell) to get a version of 
> i2c and lm_sensors up so that I can do the stuff with the voodoo3 cards 
> bt869 chip that needs to be done to get my desktop at the correct 
> resolution and such when x starts up… J .
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> IR17;ve read the couple of pages that are around on this stuff, but I 
> need help, I can even get my box up and running with a good kernel / i2c 
> / lm_sensors mix.
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> I appreciate that this project is an ongoing effort, thanks a lot for 
> your hard work.  This stuff is so complicated I don’t know how you guys 
> do it.  Good Job to say the least.  I am wondering could you tell me 
> exactly which kernel I should use for the greatest chance of 
> compatibility with whatever version of LM_sensors and i2c I should be 
> using to access the voodoo3 and the bt869?  I’ve tried doing some 
> research on various sites, your pages are informative but haven’t led me 
> to the point where I can use my voodoo3 on the tv.  This is very likely 
> my fault, being the super noob that I am.
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> However I have a couple questions that you might be able to answer,
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> 1)                   patches are offered 
> (http://khali.linux-fr.org/devel/i2c/) for i2c-2.9.0 but the download 
> page (http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/download.html) does not have 
> lm_sensors-2.9.0.  Where can I download lm_sensors-2.9.0 ? J
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> 2)                   should the kernel sources be from kernel.org or can 
> I use the apt-get method to grab debianized kernel sources from my apt 
> source?
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> 3)                   which kernel version, when used with a given 
> lm_sensors and i2c version is best to use for accessing the “registers” 
> on a voodoo3’s bt869 ?
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> 4)                   is there a super noob command by command FAQ that I 
> can follow (I am interested in learning about this stuff but Id really 
> like it to work! – chances are I’ll do the faq so many times over that 
> it will be engrained in my brain and I’ll be a better user for it!)
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> 5)                   can I donate (money or time or access to my box 
> that has this hardware) to the i2c / lm_sensors project
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> Anyways, I look forward to your response, happy holidays ! J
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> Ryan Barrett
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> ryan at rytechcomputing.ca <mailto:ryan at rytechcomputing.ca>
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