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LM_Sensors 3.3.3 Improves Linux Hardware Sensors

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Published on 11 November 2012 07:32 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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This week marked the release of a new LM_Sensors user-space update.

With most of the interesting hardware monitoring/sensor drivers are living within the mainline Linux kernel, this week's LM_Sensors point release update isn't particularly interesting. The new release-, LM_Sensors 3.3.3, adds in support for humidity sensors within the sensors command. Additionally, the sensors-detect command no longer probes I2C adapters on graphics cards.

The sensor detection program for writing out the module configuration file isn't tapping the graphics cards any longer since the main open-source drivers (Radeon, Intel, Nouveau) are already handling the loading of their GPU thermal drivers themselves.

The release announcement for LM_Sensors 3.3.3 can be found on the lm-sensors mailing list.

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