Right I get that much but what makes ACPI better for reading temperatures? I pretty much got the impression that ACPI was more revolved around keeping your computer power efficient and quiet. While temperatures take a big part in that, I don't see why power control couldn't just use I2C sensors.
Originally Posted by uid313
If there wasn't a native way to read the temps, then you could use ACPI for it. But since there is a superior native interface...
Big WTF here...
The program just uses the legacy interface for ACPI thermal zones. Newer kernels expose the TZ using the standard hwmon interface (i.e. /sys/class/hwmon) and readings are picked up automatically by libsensor along with the ones from native interfaces.
Now were talking!
Originally Posted by ifoo
Thanks a bunch!
I don't know.
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
I thought maybe that with I2C you have have a special driver for every sensors, and that with ACPI you can just call the ACPI and get it without having special drivers for every sensor.
Chuck Norris may be able to install software system wide as a regular user, but you need to be root to do that.
Originally Posted by fabioamd87