Ticket #1963 solution + further info

Barton Bosch bartonbosch at SoftHome.net
Tue Apr 26 07:52:40 CEST 2005

Thanks for the tip re: resetting the smbus after a hang, it did the 

In the time after I posted ticket #1963 I continued working on 
installing and configuring lm_sensors for 2.6.10-1.771_FC2 & matrox 
g450 dual head.  As it turns out the big prob is that while 
sensors-detect does find the sensors chips, it's way off on its 
config suggestions.

The script wants these modules loaded:


i2c-matroxfb is uneeded and creates the problem with the smbus and 
blanked screens, and the ddcmon module which is non-existent.

The correct configuration for lm_sensors with matrox/2.6.10/FC2 is 
to modprobe the i2c-isa (which autoloads i2c-sensor and i2c-core) 
and w83627hf and then running sensors -s;  all of this can be placed 
in /etc/rc.local, and that's it.

Now figuring out how to get sensors-detect to correctly report that 
is another matter altogether but that's not my place, <g>.


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