[lm-sensors] lm-sensors 3.1.1-3 not detecting sensors on Intel DP55KG motherboard? (chip ID: 0xb473)

Justin Piszcz jpiszcz at lucidpixels.com
Fri Oct 16 15:40:51 CEST 2009



On Fri, 16 Oct 2009, Jean Delvare wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 05:54:10 -0400 (EDT), Justin Piszcz wrote:
>> # ./sensors-detect
>> # sensors-detect revision 5782 (2009-10-16 10:59:16 +0200)
>> Trying family `VIA/Winbond/Nuvoton/Fintek'...               Yes
>> Found `Nuvoton W83677HG-I Super IO Sensors'
>>      (but no address specified)
>
> So the LPC interface to the hardware monitoring chip is disabled.
>
>> Probing for `Winbond W83791SD'...                           No
>
> You have an unknown chip at 0x2c on the SMBus. It could be a hardware
> monitoring chip... or not.
Ok..

>
> If you want me to investigate this, you can provide an I2C dump of the
> chip. Get i2cdump from the i2c-tools package, and then:
>
> # i2cdump 0 0x2c b
>
> This might confuse the chip in question though, so only try it if you
> are ready to trigger a cold reboot.

Ok, luckily it does not appear to have caused any issues:

# i2cdump 0 0x2c b
WARNING! This program can confuse your I2C bus, cause data loss and worse!
I will probe file /dev/i2c-0, address 0x2c, mode byte
Continue? [Y/n] y
      0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f    0123456789abcdef
00: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 80 80 80 04 7e 10    ..........????~?
20: 75 51 c0 c3 c3 80 28 2d bd 0f de 0f 3b 1d a9 16    uQ????(-????;???
30: 33 4d 4d c2 81 00 c2 00 ff ff ff e6 7b fb 41 6f    3MM??.?....?{?Ao
40: 35 90 40 00 00 ff 00 ff 00 ff 00 ff 00 ff 81 7f    5?@...........??
50: 81 7f 81 7f ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 0a a2 a2 ca    ????........????
60: 8a 8a e0 aa 33 4c 4c 5a 2d 2d 64 41 41 04 42 00    ????3LLZ--dAA?B.
70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 6c 60 f0 00 00 55 01 00 00 00    ......l`?..U?...
80: 00 00 00 00 00 00 ff ff 00 00 fb 64 64 64 00 00    ..........?ddd..
90: 00 59 59 59 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    .YYY............
a0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
b0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
c0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
d0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
e0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
f0: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
#


>
>> Client found at address 0x2d
>> (...)
>> Probing for `Winbond W83627DHG'...                          Success!
>>      (confidence 8, driver `use-isa-instead')
>
> This is the SMBus access to the W83677HG. We don't have support for
> that, because LPC access is faster and was always enabled on all
> motherboards we've seen so far.
Ok..

>
> I doubt we'll ever add SMBus access support, for both performance and
> source code readability reasons. If anything, we could forcibly enable
> the device on your motherboard. But please first look for BIOS options
> and/or a BIOS update to enable the LPC interface.
I am checking now...yes all HW monitoring/etc IS enabled.

>
> Do you see any hardware monitoring information in the BIOS?
Yep, see note above.  It is enabled.

>
> -- 
> Jean Delvare
> http://khali.linux-fr.org/wishlist.html
>




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