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KDE System Monitor, an lm_sensors frontend for KDE
KDE System Monitor, an lm_sensors frontend for KDE
Stable release
3.5.0 / November 23, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-11-23)[1]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypeSystem monitoring
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websitelm-sensors on GitHub

lm_sensors (Linux-monitoring sensors), is a free open source software-tool for Linux that provides tools and drivers for monitoring temperatures, voltage, humidity, and fans. It can also detect chassis intrusions.[citation needed]

In 2013, the sensors-detect command of lm-sensors began disrupting the gamma correction settings of some laptop display screens. This occurs while it is probing the I2C/SMBus adapters for connected hardware monitoring devices. Probing of these devices was disabled by default.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ V3-5-0 on GitHub
  2. ^ ArchWiki Contributors (4 May 2018). "lm_sensors". ArchWiki. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ Larabel, Michael (26 September 2013). "LM-Sensors Sensor-Detect Is Causing Hardware Issues". Phoronix. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ Delvare, Jean (5 September 2013). "lm-sensors". lm-sensors.org. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Also available at "lm_sensors". HWMon Wiki. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ Toskin, Andrew; Roeck, Guenter (2017). "Issue #17: Add list of risk factors to documentation". GitHub. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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