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Is there a way to make Hardinfo to display results on "Sensors" section?Currently as much long I wait it doesn't display anything.I have installed lm-sensors if that matters,but still nothing.

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Hardinfo uses lm-sensors for the sensors section. To view anything here you need to first install lm-sensors.

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors

After that you will need to set up the sensors:

sudo sensors-detect

Just follow what it says. I always just trust it knows what it's doing and say yes to all the test, etc. Just make sure that you say yes to save it's findings, as it defaults to no. Now restart the sensors service:

  sudo service module-init-tools start

Use the following command to see if it found valid sensors and you can use them:


Here is what mine said:

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0:       +30.0°C  (high = +89.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Core 2:       +28.0°C  (high = +89.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Vcore:        +0.95 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +1.74 V)
in1:          +0.75 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
AVCC:         +3.36 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
+3.3V:        +3.36 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
in4:          +1.26 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
in5:          +0.78 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
in6:          +1.05 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
3VSB:         +3.34 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
Vbat:         +3.31 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +0.00 V)  ALARM
fan1:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 2)  ALARM
fan2:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 2)  ALARM
fan3:           0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 2)  ALARM
fan4:           0 RPM  (div = 2)  ALARM
SYSTIN:       +31.0°C  (high =  +0.0°C, hyst =  +0.0°C)  ALARM  sensor = diode
CPUTIN:       +33.0°C  (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C)  sensor = diode
AUXTIN:       +23.5°C  (high = +80.0°C, hyst = +75.0°C)  sensor = thermistor
cpu0_vid:    +2.050 V
intrusion0:  OK

If it didn't find any sensors, it will say:

No sensors found!
Make sure you loaded all the kernel drivers you need.
Try sensors-detect to find out which these are.

If it spits out some values, then you will now see these when running hardinfo. If not, you can try going through the sensors-detect again.

I see that you already installed lm_sensors, but I left that part in for anyone else who happens upon this question.

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Still can't get anything on hardinfo on the "Sensors" section. –  underdog012 Sep 21 '12 at 21:07
The output that you get when you type sensors has more details than mine.Mine only displays temperatures and the fan speed. –  underdog012 Sep 21 '12 at 21:09
acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +42.0°C (crit = +99.0°C) thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter fan1: 1977 RPM coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +44.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 0: +44.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 1: +42.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 2: +41.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 3: +42.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) –  underdog012 Sep 21 '12 at 21:10
So the command sensors is working, but the sensors section in hardinfo isn't showing anything? The reason mine shows more info is just because my motherboard must support more sensors, or it's sensors are better supported by Linux. –  reverendj1 Sep 24 '12 at 14:52
ok.Probably I won't manage to get it work in my laptop.Thanks for your help anyway. –  underdog012 Sep 24 '12 at 15:03

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