Xfce4.4 - Sensor-plugin stopped working

John Coppens john at jcoppens.com
Sat Mar 3 15:25:52 CET 2007

On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 10:19:29 +0100
Fabian Nowak <timystery at arcor.de> wrote:

Hi Fabian

> OK, in order to sum up, we can say that on the one hand the "sensor
> item" for hard disks is shown wrongly on kernel 2.6.19 (there are no
> disks to be monitored). Is this also the case for 2.6.18 and earlier?

I don't (yet) care for the harddisks. The title is shown always, but no
data is present. But that is of no concern for me. I just wanted the CPU
sensors to work.
> As a second item, the interface to libsensors works very well with
> linux-2.6.28, while with 2.6.19 no sensor chip is detected at all?

The 'sensors' program works with all version (2.6.18-2.6.20) without 
problem at all. As it is based on libsensors, libsensors also works.

> I will address those problems in May when my diploma thesis will
> hopefully be finished (dunno where to take the space for linux-2.619
> on /boot from, but I'm still waiting for new hard disks donated to
> me ;). As I already did lots of work concerning the internal sensors
> management, there also is no real chance for anyone to help out. Sorry
> for the bad news. You might want to try the lua-plugin with a little
> lua-script reading the output of sensors periodically instead of the
> "one and only" sensors-plugin ;)

GOOD news:

I compiled & installed late yesterday night, and the
sensors-plugin works again! (So the problem is only with 2.6.19 - maybe
only with Even the two k8temps are shown!

Still no harddisk though, but I guess some program is missing there.

Good luck with the diploma thesis.

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