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asked 2013-07-10 11:59:25 +0000

Goran gravatar image

updated 2013-07-13 09:02:27 +0000

I get this message instead of cpu temperature. On my laptop it just works but not on the desktop. What mechanism is used by cpu_temperature module, is there something I need to install ?

edit: I see it's saying to check in /sys/class/thermal to see if there is a thermal zone. There are 2 links there coolingdevice0 and 1 I guess for mu 2 core cpu. Inside either of them ls gives: 0 power 0 curstate 0 device 0 max_state 0 subsystem 0 type 0 uevent

I'm checking to see the content of the files but nothing useful as of yet

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answered 2013-07-12 06:27:23 +0000

joepd gravatar image

If there are no files called /sys/class/thermal/thermalzone[[:digit:]]/term, the kernel has no information about temperatures of devices. Have a look at your boot messages with for example dmesg. For me, it was complaining about an outdated BIOS. A BIOS upgrade made those temperatures available.

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Tnx for the answer. There are no such files there. Also I don't see any Warnings in dmesg

Goran gravatar imageGoran ( 2013-07-13 09:01:28 +0000 )edit

This is a hardware + kernel issue. Guess you're better off checking the docs of your distro, as there might be particularities. Good luck :)

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-07-13 10:12:21 +0000 )edit

I have a similar issue, but instead of a "thermalzone0" file I have a "thermal_zone0" file. What can I do about that? EDIT: Nope I'm just blind, I used the sample config and it has a line telling it to look in the wrong path.

Score_Under gravatar imageScore_Under ( 2013-07-14 22:21:44 +0000 )edit

Adjust the `path` setting in `i3status.conf`. See also: `man i3status`.

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-07-15 09:06:05 +0000 )edit

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