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Another Request HW monitor.

Post by FatTony » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:34 pm

Have you already planned for some kind of Hardware monitoring system?

For example if the CPU fan is failing Have a Red Warning box appear during Attract mode that states "Fan Failing" OR "Danger High CPU temp"

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Re: Another Request HW monitor.

Post by sellenoff » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:46 pm

FatTony wrote:Have you already planned for some kind of Hardware monitoring system?

For example if the CPU fan is failing Have a Red Warning box appear during Attract mode that states "Fan Failing" OR "Danger High CPU temp"
We've not really discussed this, although it's a good suggestion. I don't know how hard this would be to add, because I don't know if there's a standard way to get this information out of the bios.

Fortunately though, many bios already have such an alarm system that you can set, although I don't think they can send messages to the OS w/o drivers, but maybe.. if you want to google a bit and see what you find that would be helpful..

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Post by FatTony » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:27 am

http://sourceforge.krugle.com/kse/projects/Od00n0D#4

I think the fanspeed info and core temp are contained within the ACPI tables and I believe it can be accessed without too much trouble using some of the code from the above link.

Hope this helps

I didn't do any programming when I was in the biz... So if this is no help to you I can probably call some friends who will know how to do it, if you think this should be in NUCORE.

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Post by sellenoff » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:38 am

FatTony wrote:http://sourceforge.krugle.com/kse/projects/Od00n0D#4

I think the fanspeed info and core temp are contained within the ACPI tables and I believe it can be accessed without too much trouble using some of the code from the above link.

Hope this helps

I didn't do any programming when I was in the biz... So if this is no help to you I can probably call some friends who will know how to do it, if you think this should be in NUCORE.
Thanks.. I browsed it real quick, didn't really see any "here's how you do that" type examples, so any extra help your friends or you can provide is great, since it will speed up it's inclusion in nucore.

I definitely think it's a feature worth having.

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Post by FatTony » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:58 am

Ok I did some more searching and found:

http://www.columbia.edu/~ariel/acpi/acp ... _and_utils

This pretty much lays out what can and can't be done with ACPI it looks like most of the functions that We would need are built into the Linux Kernel. (assuming it is a Fairly recent release)

Some cool things can be done with the ACPI.


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Post by sellenoff » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:05 am

FatTony wrote:Ok I did some more searching and found:

http://www.columbia.edu/~ariel/acpi/acp ... _and_utils

This pretty much lays out what can and can't be done with ACPI it looks like most of the functions that We would need are built into the Linux Kernel. (assuming it is a Fairly recent release)

Some cool things can be done with the ACPI.


Matt
Thanks Matt-

That's getting a lot closer to what I was looking for.. :)

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Re: Another Request HW monitor.

Post by Eddie » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:16 pm

A temp gage! That would be an outstanding feature!

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