WMI Linux Temperature Driver Being Worked On For Gigabyte Motherboards

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 6 April 2021 at 07:24 AM EDT. 21 Comments
Newer Gigabyte motherboards may soon enjoy a new Linux driver for exposing component temperatures.

Independent developer Thomas Weißschuh has sent out his latest driver patch for starting a "gigabyte-wmi" driver for exposing the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) temperature sensors under Linux.

Testing of this Gigabyte WMI temperature sensor driver so far has been limited but confirmed by Weißschuh to at least be working with the newer Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi.

Those interested or ideally to help in testing this proposed Linux kernel driver, it can be found on the kernel mailing list.

Even in 2021 the desktop motherboard sensor support remains one of the poor areas of Linux hardware support.
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