[lm-sensors] Dell Latitude D610 and 2.6.16

Andrew Pollock me at andrew.net.au
Thu Apr 27 21:39:48 CEST 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 08:37:07PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Andrew,
> [Jean Delvare]
> > > The result you have is consistent with the drivers you loaded (which in
> > > turn sound OK for your hardware, I have a Dell Latitude D600 and I use
> > > the same drivers.) The sensors program and libsensors library were
> > > modified in lm_sensors 2.10.0 not to show non-sensors devices anymore
> > > (at least for 2.6 kernels.) EEPROMs are not sensors so it didn't belong
> > > there in the first place.
> [Andrew Pollock]
> > FWIW, the D600 is a vastly different beast to the D610. I made that mistake
> > when I bought it.
> Ah, didn't know that. I stupidly assumed that nearby numbering meant
> nearby design.

Me too :-(
> [Andrew Pollock]
> > So are you saying that given the drivers I've loaded, there's nothing to
> > report on?
> Yes, that's what I think, and said.

> Your best chance for hardware monitoring on this laptop is ACPI
> (fan, ec and thermal). Load all available acpi modules and see
> in /proc/acpi/{embedded_controller,fan,thermal_zone} if there's any
> interesting data to be found.
> On my D600, embedded_controller and fan are empty directories, but
> thermal_zone has some interesting files. I can get the system
> temperature, a status flag and a critical temperature limit (which I can
> also set). That's a bit cheap and inconvenient compared to what
> lm_sensors can offer, but that's much better than nothing at all.

Yup, I see the same. 66 degrees seems a bit hot to me.
> There's some documentation available about acpi/thermal_zone here:
> http://acpi.sourceforge.net/documentation/thermal.html

> Hope that helps,

It's better than a poke in the eye.



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