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LM_Sensors Gets A New Configuration Utility

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Published on 14 January 2010 09:31 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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There hasn't been a whole lot to report on in regards to LM_Sensors, the main sensor monitoring package and its kernel drivers for thermal/fan/voltage polling on Linux. It was nearly a year ago that LM_Sensors 3.1 was released, but since then we have run into plenty of new hardware (such as the ASRock ION 330HT-BD and ASUS Eee PC 1201N) that is not yet supported by drivers for LM_Sensors. While this does not improve the hardware support, a new sensor configuration utility has been unveiled for LM_Sensors.

This new LM_Sensors utility is named sensors-config.py and as implied by its name, it's a Python-based configuration system that provides a number of different options for DMI-based configurations. The sensors-config.py program can download LM_Sensors configuration files from the project's web-site and then match these configurations to your hardware based upon the DMI (Desktop Management Interface) data. This configuration can also dump the DMI data, list off available configuration files, and related options.

The highlights of this program along with details on it can be found in this mailing list message that announces this new LM_Sensors configuration utility.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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