[lm-sensors] lm-sensors newb needs help

William L. Thomson Jr. support at obsidian-studios.com
Wed May 18 05:57:57 CEST 2005

Lost a machine recently not sure if temp or etc had to do with it but it
prompted me to follow up with the last aspect of my servers monitoring,

One of the machines I am working with has a PC Chips M863G mb with SIS
741GX/963L chipsets.

Now I can see a winbond chip on the board, but got nothing when I
compiled in support for it. Through trial and error I finally have the
following showing up in dmesg.

i2c /dev entries driver
i2c-sis96x version 1.0.0
sis96x_smbus 0000:00:02.1: SiS96x SMBus base address: 0x0c00
it87: Found IT8705F chip at 0x290, revision 3

However when I do I get

root # sensors
No sensors found!
root # sensors-detect
Can't access /proc/modules! at /usr/sbin/sensors-detect line 1837.
root # i2cdetect -l
i2c-0   unknown         SiS96x SMBus adapter at 0x0c00          Algorithm unavailable

Now I have no clue what to do with the sensors.conf file with regard to
how I get the values and etc to go in there.

Do I have the stuff compiled as modules? I have all algorithms compiled
in for i2c? Not sure if I missed something or what I need to do?

Any help or pointers in the right direction is greatly appreciated. I
have a variety of machines to do this on, but if I can get the basics
down. I am sure I can get the rest.

Thanks in advance.

William L. Thomson Jr.
Support Group
Obsidian-Studios, Inc.

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