Re: Using lm-sensors
Ross Boylan wrote:
> I'm trying to use lm-sensors, so far with no luck. The Readme.Debian
> is a bit unclear to me. It says:
> To use lm-sensors, you need the lm-sensors module package and an i2c
> module package installed. You will probably need to build the modules
> packages from source, using the lm-sensors-source and i2c-source packages.
> If you have a 2.4 kernel or a recent 2.2 kernel, you can instead use the
> kernel's new built-in i2c support -- just enable it in the kernel config.
> I have a 2.4 kernel with i2c enabled.
> Should I be able to apt-get install lm-sensors and have it work?
> How do I know if I need to build from source?
> What am I doing wrong? :)
I needed to install from source.
If you go to the lm-sensors website you will see that the latest version
requires the new i2c (not the kernel default i2c headers).
I installed the i2c source first and followed the QUICKSTART instructions:
cd to i2c dir and do make make install depmod -a
This installs the new i2c header files .
Then install the lm-sensors source and edit the Makefile so that
I2C_HEADERS points to the newly installed i2c header files then
run make make install depmod -a and the rest of QUICKSTART.
Probably some weirdness with my kernel-2.4.7-ac9 but i had to use
i2c-2.6.0 and lm_sensors-2.5.5 because i could not get lm_sensors-2.6.0
I use gkrellm to display the info on the desktop.