Section: User Commands (1)Updated: November 10, 2003Local indexUp
mbmon - MotherBoard Monitor
<seconds for sleep> (default 5 sec)
This manual page documents briefly the
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page.
Recent motherboards have functionalities to monitor the CPU
temperatures and the frequency of CPU cooling fans etc. Although
some programs utilizing these hardware monitoring facilities have been
developed for the Microsoft Windows platforms, no programs seem to
exist for PC-UNIX and the X Windows System platforms.
mbmon used at the command line reports the temperatures,
voltages and rpm (rounds per minute) of cooling fans. It can also be used
via telnet, thanks to the "-P" option.
Show summary of options.
-V, -S, -I, -A
Access method (using "VIA686 HWM directly"|"SMBus"|"ISA I/O port"|"All this methods").
Debug mode (any other options except (V|S|I) will be ignored).
set extra temperature sensor to temp. Need -A.
For probing chips. chip=winbond|wl784|via686|it87|gl52|lm85|lm80|lm90|lm75
For Tyan Tiger MP/MPX motherboard.
Display temperature in Fahrenheit.
Repeat <count> times and exit.
Run in daemon mode, using given port for clients.
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