Abit AN-M2HD Ubuntu Feisty lm-sensors

Here’s my success at getting lm-sensors working on the Abit AN-M2HD motherboard in Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 with the nVidia 100.14.11 drivers. I’m assuming you have Feisty running fine, but without functioning lm-sensors, and have the nVidia drivers installed and working fine.

  • Follow the instructions here for pulling in the Ubuntu Gutsy kernel (2.6.22). (Note: Don’t follow his instructions for upgrading nVidia drivers).
  • Before pulling the reference to the Gutsy repository, also install lm-sensors: sudo apt-get install lm-sensors. Now you can remove the Gutsy repository and run apt-get update again.
  • Run /usr/sbin/sensors-detect. Answer ‘yes’ to all prompts, including the one about editing /etc/modules. Manually run modprobe on each of the modules it lists, so that they are available to you now, not just after you reboot.
  • Re-run the nVidia driver install. It will recompile the kernel module you need. Since you xorg.conf file is working, don’t let it touch that.
  • Install gnome-sensors from Feisty. It won’t show up as available to be added until after you restart Gnome.

That’s it. I was worried about dependency hell, but it went smoothly and now I know how hot my cpu is (answer: 37.5 C, despite being in a case inside of my media cabinet).