[lm-sensors] SUCCESS! Re: MSI K9N4 SLI-F sensors-detect says use w83627ehf but it won't load

Curt Blank curt at curtronics.com
Wed Mar 21 18:15:55 CET 2007

Thanks. It was more work then I expected. If I knew how much work it was 
before I started I probably would not have done it.

As for the kernel, due to using applications supplied on the distro I tend 
to like to stay with the kernel version supplied. I don't have the time to 
modify the applications if need be.

As for the voltages, yes I'm aware of the conf file, but my question has 
always been, how do I know which is what? I'd be guessing at best. When 
Jan gets the schematic he can tell me which input is what voltage but 
right now I don't have a clue.


On Wed, 21 Mar 2007, David Hubbard wrote:

> Hi Curt,
> On 3/20/07, Curt Blank <Curt.Blank at curtronics.com> wrote:
> > Ok, I answered my own question, yes I can backport the w83627ehf driver
> > from 2.6.21 to 2.6.16.
> >
> > If anyone is interested I put the patches here:
> >
> > http://www.curtronics.com/patches/
> >
> > Not bad for one nights work.
> >
> > Below is the living proof. The chip ID reported by the W83627DHG on this
> > MB was different then what the 2.6.21 w83627ehf code looked for so now
> > it looks for both. There are 4 fans connected to this MB but only 3 are
> > showing up, the 4th is a MSI installed fan on the Northbridge chip.
> > Maybe I can't see that one, I don't know at this point. I have to
> > validate the voltages also, they don't look quite right.
> >
> > -Curt
> Good work. I am not surprised that the driver works in 2.6.16, since
> it works in 2.6.17. If your voltages are slightly off, you'll just
> need to edit /etc/sensors.conf and change the voltage formulas. (The
> voltages are determined by resistors on the motherboard, so it's a
> manufacturer and motherboard-specific decision how the voltages are
> actually measured.)
> David

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