Installing lm-sensors

One of my boxes have had some spontaneous shutdowns lately. I thought I could take a look among the gathered data of munin, to see if I could get a hint on what was going on. Turns out I hadn’t installed and configured munin on the this machine on the last re-install. So…

After installing and configuring munin, I thought I’d install lm-sensors to get some moreĀ  mainboard temperature monitoring:

  • Installing:
sudo apt-get install lm-sensors


  • Configuring involves finding out suitable a driver for your mainboards chipset:
sudo sensors-detect


  • Read and answer the questions, for the most part hitting Enter will suffice. Take note of the last lines of the configuration, where the module for your sensors are displayed:
#----cut here----
# Chip drivers
#----cut here----


  • This information should be added to /etc/modules. This can be automatically added when you run sensors-detect, but I prefer to do it manually. That’s it!
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