[lm-sensors] Sandy Bridge support?

Guenter Roeck guenter.roeck at ericsson.com
Mon Jan 17 22:54:30 CET 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 15:26 -0500, DarkNovaNick at gmail.com wrote:
> I recently bought the new Intel Sandy Bridge processor, i5-2500k,
> along with a Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H motherboard. I've used lm_sensors
> in the past and am trying to get it to work with my new setup (on
> Ubuntu 10.10 kernel 2.6.35-24). I downloaded the latest version of the
> sensors-detect script from the website and it was not able to find any
> sensors. Here is the output:
> ---------
> # sensors-detect revision 5901 (2011-01-14 17:11:54 +0100)
> # System: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H67A-UD3H
> This program will help you determine which kernel modules you need
> to load to use lm_sensors most effectively. It is generally safe
> and recommended to accept the default answers to all questions,
> unless you know what you're doing.
> Some south bridges, CPUs or memory controllers contain embedded
> sensors.
> Do you want to scan for them? This is totally safe. (YES/no): 
> Silicon Integrated Systems SIS5595... No
> VIA VT82C686 Integrated Sensors... No
> VIA VT8231 Integrated Sensors... No
> AMD K8 thermal sensors... No
> AMD Family 10h thermal sensors... No
> AMD Family 11h thermal sensors... No
> Intel Core family thermal sensor... No
> Intel Atom thermal sensor... No
> Intel AMB FB-DIMM thermal sensor... No
> VIA C7 thermal sensor... No
> VIA Nano thermal sensor... No
> Some Super I/O chips contain embedded sensors. We have to write to
> standard I/O ports to probe them. This is usually safe.
> Do you want to scan for Super I/O sensors? (YES/no): 
> Probing for Super-I/O at 0x2e/0x2f
> Trying family `National Semiconductor'... No
> Trying family `SMSC'... No
> Trying family `VIA/Winbond/Nuvoton/Fintek'... No
> Trying family `ITE'... Yes
> Found unknown chip with ID 0x8728
> (logical device 4 has address 0x290, could be sensors)

The problem is more likely that the SuperIO chip used in your system is
not supported. If so, your problem doesn't have anything to do with


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