Ubuntu Install lm_sensors to get mother board sensors information

在Proxmox和Openfiler上安裝lm_sensors套件,可用於偵測CPU核心溫度及電壓值。但是對於較新的主機版和CPU需要使用較新的系統核心才能支援。像是 fam15th 需要 kernel > 3.0 才可以使用。

from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2780

1. Install lm-sensors using apt-get or the Synaptic GUI.

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

2. Run the mkdev.sh script in the lm-sensors source. It is extacted below:

a. Copy the script file below to a text editor and save it to a file named mkdev.sh.


# Here you can set several defaults.

# The number of devices to create (max: 256)

# The owner and group of the devices
# The mode of the devices

# This script doesn’t need to be run if devfs is used
if [ -r /proc/mounts ] ; then
if grep -q “/dev devfs" /proc/mounts ; then
echo “You do not need to run this script as your system uses devfs."


while [ $i -lt $NUMBER ] ; do
echo /dev/i2c-$i
mknod -m $MODE /dev/i2c-$i c 89 $i || exit
chown “$OUSER:$OGROUP" /dev/i2c-$i || exit
i=$[$i + 1]
#end of file

b. Make the file executable:

chmod 755 mkdev.sh

c. Run mkdev.sh from the current directory

sudo ./mkdev.sh

3. Now run sensors-detect and answer YES to all YES/no questions. I generally use the ISA bus rather than the SMBus bus, your choice to this question!. At the end of the detection phase, a list of modules that needs to be loaded will displayed. You will need to write these down or print the list for the next steps.

sudo sensors-detect

Below is an example of results from sensors-detect:
#************************************************* *****************************
To make the sensors modules behave correctly, add these lines to

#—-cut here—-
# I2C adapter drivers
# I2C chip drivers
#—-cut here—-

Then, run /etc/init.d/module-init-tools

To make the sensors modules behave correctly, add these lines to
/etc/modprobe.d/local and run update-modules:

#—-cut here—-
# I2C module options
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev
#—-cut here—-
#************************************************* *******************************

4. In this example, we add the modules in reverse order (order is critical!) in “/etc/modules".

#************************************************* ***********************
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are
# to be loaded at boot time, one per line. Comments begin with
# a “#", and everything on the line after them are ignored.


#For lm-sensors, i2c modules

#end of file!
#************************************************* ****************

4. I found that there was no “/etc/modprobe.d/local" and that “alias char-major-89 i2c-dev" was already listed in “/etc/modprobe.d/aliases". So, nothing to do here.

5.Now load the modules manually using modprobe and update the dependencies.

sudo modprobe i2c-sensor
sudo modprobe i2c-viapro
sudo modprobe i2c-isa
sudo modprobe it87

sudo depmod -a
sudo update-modules

6. Now test the sensor output using the lm-sensors utility “sensors".


************************************************** *****************
Adapter: ISA adapter
VCore 1: +1.57 V (min = +1.42 V, max = +1.57 V) ALARM
VCore 2: +2.66 V (min = +2.40 V, max = +2.61 V) ALARM
+3.3V: +6.59 V (min = +3.14 V, max = +3.46 V) ALARM
+5V: +5.11 V (min = +4.76 V, max = +5.24 V)
+12V: +11.78 V (min = +11.39 V, max = +12.61 V)
-12V: -19.14 V (min = -12.63 V, max = -11.41 V) ALARM
-5V: +0.77 V (min = -5.26 V, max = -4.77 V) ALARM
Stdby: +5.00 V (min = +4.76 V, max = +5.24 V)
VBat: +3.12 V
fan1: 3668 RPM (min = 0 RPM, div =
fan2: 0 RPM (min = 664 RPM, div = ALARM
fan3: 0 RPM (min = 2657 RPM, div = 2) ALARM
M/B Temp: +39°C (low = +15°C, high = +40°C) sensor = thermistor
CPU Temp: +36°C (low = +15°C, high = +45°C) sensor = thermistor
Temp3: +96°C (low = +15°C, high = +45°C) sensor = diode
************************************************** ********************

7. Reboot Ubuntu and the sensors should now be detected during the boot process properly!

8. The sensor output may be tweaked by editing the “/etc/sensors.conf" file. It is possible to correct inacurate scaling too. For details check “man sensors.conf.



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