Cannot find via686a

Jean Delvare khali at
Thu Nov 25 09:34:51 CET 2004

Hi Torsten,

>I hope this is the best address for this kind of trouble report. If
>not I would be grateful for pointers to a better place.
>I want to use the sensors of my Abit KT7A-RAID motherboard, running
>Debian Sarge. For this, I started sensors-detect, which told me use
>the modules i2c-isa and via686a. I use a monolithic kernel, but I
>double-checked that both items are part of my 2.6.9 kernel.
>Alas, sensors can't find anything but the RAM:
>- - - Schnipp - - -
>yooden at eumel % sensors
>Adapter: SMBus Via Pro adapter at 5000
>Memory type:            SDR SDRAM DIMM
>Memory size (MB):       256
>Adapter: SMBus Via Pro adapter at 5000
>Memory type:            SDR SDRAM DIMM
>Memory size (MB):       256
>- - - Schnapp - - -
>Here are some kernel option which I think are important:
>- - - Schnipp - - -
># I2C support
># I2C Algorithms
># CONFIG_I2C_ALGOPCF is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_ALGOPCA is not set
># I2C Hardware Bus support
># CONFIG_I2C_ALI1535 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_ALI1563 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_ALI15X3 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_AMD756 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_AMD8111 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_ELEKTOR is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_I801 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_I810 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_NFORCE2 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_PIIX4 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_PROSAVAGE is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_SAVAGE4 is not set
># CONFIG_SCx200_ACB is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_SIS5595 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_SIS630 is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_SIS96X is not set
># CONFIG_I2C_VIA is not set

The problem is here. i2c-viapro and via686a are mutually exclusive in
2.6. Remove i2c-viapro from your kernel if you want via686a to work

># Other I2C Chip support

Note that you may then disable this one too, since it'll be useless
without i2c-viapro.

The conflict is documented on our 2.6 kernel info page:

I admit it would be better to actually fix the problem. Unfortunately I
don't know how to do that myself.

Jean Delvare

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