Question about hw.acpi.thermal

Doug White dwhite at
Wed Jun 16 21:48:14 GMT 2004

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, Petyo Milotinov wrote:

> 	Hello!
> 	I'm running FreeBSD 5.2.1-STABLE on a desktop.
> 	I've installed gkrellm from ports. It works perfect!
> 	Except that I can't let it show CPU/motherboard temperatures. I'm sure my motherboard (Gigabyte GA-7ZXE) has sensors because I can see temperatures and voltages via BIOS and mbmon. When I run
> sysctl -a | grep "hw.acpi"
> I don't have 'hw.acpi.thermal' variables at all. The acpi module is loaded.

It just happens that your BIOS's DSDT doesn't configure a thermal zone.
Most desktop systems don't.  xmbmon should still work by accessing the
hardware-monitor chip directly (over SMBUS, I/O ports, kernel driver, or

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