Linux Mac Mini - Temperature Monitoring With Lm-Sensors

November 09, 2009 Category: Uncategorized

This post is about getting temperature monitoring to work with a Mac Mini running Linux.

Using Debian Lenny, out of the box, lm-sensors is not working. No sensors can be found. This is how temperature monitoring and fan speed monitoring can be made to work:

modprobe applesmc

If you run "sensors-detect" after this, and do a:

modprobe coretemp

Then "sensors" will give you ouput like this:

Mini:/sys/devices/platform# sensors


Adapter: ISA adapter

Master : 2151 RPM (min = 1500 RPM)

temp1: +83.2°C

temp2: +68.0°C

Some software to control the fan speed: 18