linux/Documentation/hwmon/userspace-tools
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   1Introduction
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   4Most mainboards have sensor chips to monitor system health (like temperatures,
   5voltages, fans speed). They are often connected through an I2C bus, but some
   6are also connected directly through the ISA bus.
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   8The kernel drivers make the data from the sensor chips available in the /sys
   9virtual filesystem. Userspace tools are then used to display the measured
  10values or configure the chips in a more friendly manner.
  11
  12Lm-sensors
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  14
  15Core set of utilities that will allow you to obtain health information,
  16setup monitoring limits etc. You can get them on their homepage
  17http://www.lm-sensors.org/ or as a package from your Linux distribution.
  18
  19If from website:
  20Get lm-sensors from project web site. Please note, you need only userspace
  21part, so compile with "make user" and install with "make user_install".
  22
  23General hints to get things working:
  24
  250) get lm-sensors userspace utils
  261) compile all drivers in I2C and Hardware Monitoring sections as modules
  27   in your kernel
  282) run sensors-detect script, it will tell you what modules you need to load.
  293) load them and run "sensors" command, you should see some results.
  304) fix sensors.conf, labels, limits, fan divisors
  315) if any more problems consult FAQ, or documentation
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  33Other utilities
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  35
  36If you want some graphical indicators of system health look for applications
  37like: gkrellm, ksensors, xsensors, wmtemp, wmsensors, wmgtemp, ksysguardd,
  38hardware-monitor
  39
  40If you are server administrator you can try snmpd or mrtgutils.
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