i8000fan for freebsd and Sony PCG-z1wa

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Sat Feb 18 21:14:45 PST 2006

> Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 21:59:35 -0700 (MST)
> From: "M. Warner Losh" <imp at bsdimp.com>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org
> In message: <43F7F2FD.9070509 at centtech.com>
>             Eric Anderson <anderson at centtech.com> writes:
> : M. Warner Losh wrote:
> : > Recently, I've had to diagnose problems with my dell i8200 which sadly
> : > runs windows.  It was running slower than the dickens.  Turns out it
> : > was heat related and the bios was stepping the speed down and never
> : > back up.  I've not been able to fix the overheading problem (would
> : > love to know how, btw).
> : >
> : > In the process of all of this, I found a damn useful program that
> : > monitored the temperature, fan speed CPU load and CPU speed, producing
> : > a nice graph over time.
> : >
> : > I was wondering if something similar existed for FreeBSD.  I'd like a
> : > nice little program that I can use to graph the temperature, CPU speed
> : > and cpu load, with and without powerd running.  Can anybody help me out?
> : >   
> : 
> : Are you looking for a long term statistical tool, or a real-time 
> : graphical view?  I was thinking perl+rrdtool for a long term background 
> : tool that would create png's would be pretty easy to whip up..
> I was hoping to get a nice real-time graph...

I have not looked at details, but it looks like whipping up a plugin for
gkrellm for this would be pretty straight forward. It has all of the
basic tools to do what you want. It already monitors environment from
ACPI and can monitor temperatures, voltages and fans using mbmon if the
information is not available in ACPI.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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