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I2C Sensor chip drivers configuration

Hardware Monitoring supportEdit

  • Option: HWMON
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Hardware Monitoring support
    • default y
      Hardware monitoring devices let you monitor the hardware health of a system. Most modern motherboards include such a device. It can include temperature sensors, voltage sensors, fan speed sensors and various additional features such as the ability to control the speed of the fans. If you want this support you should say Y here and also to the specific driver(s) for your sensors chip(s) below.
      This support can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called hwmon.


  • Option: HWMON_VID
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module)
    • default n


  • Option: SENSORS_ADM1021
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Analog Devices ADM1021 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C
      If you say yes here you get support for Analog Devices ADM1021 and ADM1023 sensor chips and clones: Maxim MAX1617 and MAX1617A, Genesys Logic GL523SM, National Semiconductor LM84, TI THMC10, and the XEON processor built-in sensor.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called adm1021.


  • Option: SENSORS_ADM1025
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Analog Devices ADM1025 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for Analog Devices ADM1025 and Philips NE1619 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called adm1025.


  • Option: SENSORS_ADM1026
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Analog Devices ADM1026 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for Analog Devices ADM1026 sensor chip.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called adm1026.


  • Option: SENSORS_ADM1031
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Analog Devices ADM1031 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for Analog Devices ADM1031 and ADM1030 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called adm1031.


  • Option: SENSORS_ADM9240
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Analog Devices ADM9240 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for Analog Devices ADM9240, Dallas DS1780, National Semiconductor LM81 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called adm9240.


  • Option: SENSORS_ASB100
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Asus ASB100 Bach
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for the ASB100 Bach sensor chip found on some Asus mainboards.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called asb100.


  • Option: SENSORS_ATXP1
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Attansic ATXP1 VID controller
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for the Attansic ATXP1 VID controller.
      If your board have such a chip, you are able to control your CPU core and other voltages.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called atxp1.


  • Option: SENSORS_DS1621
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Dallas Semiconductor DS1621 and DS1625
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for Dallas Semiconductor DS1621 and DS1625 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called ds1621.


  • Option: SENSORS_FSCHER
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) FSC Hermes
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for Fujitsu Siemens Computers Hermes sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called fscher.


  • Option: SENSORS_FSCPOS
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) FSC Poseidon
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for Fujitsu Siemens Computers Poseidon sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called fscpos.


  • Option: SENSORS_GL518SM
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Genesys Logic GL518SM
    • depends on HWMON && I2C
      If you say yes here you get support for Genesys Logic GL518SM sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called gl518sm.


  • Option: SENSORS_GL520SM
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Genesys Logic GL520SM
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for Genesys Logic GL520SM sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called gl520sm.


  • Option: SENSORS_IT87
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) ITE IT87xx and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C
    • select I2C_ISA
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for ITE IT87xx sensor chips and clones: SiS960.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called it87.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM63
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM63
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for the National Semiconductor LM63 remote diode digital temperature sensor with integrated fan control. Such chips are found on the Tyan S4882 (Thunder K8QS Pro) motherboard, among others.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm63.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM75
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM75 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM75 sensor chips and clones: Dallas Semiconductor DS75 and DS1775 (in 9-bit precision mode), and TelCom (now Microchip) TCN75.
      The DS75 and DS1775 in 10- to 12-bit precision modes will require a force module parameter. The driver will not handle the extra precision anyhow.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm75.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM77
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM77
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM77 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm77.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM78
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM78 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ISA
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM78, LM78-J and LM79.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm78.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM80
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM80
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM80 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm80.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM83
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM83
    • depends on HWMON && I2C
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM83 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm83.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM85
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM85 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM85 sensor chips and clones: ADT7463, EMC6D100, EMC6D102 and ADM1027.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm85.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM87
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM87
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM87 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm87.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM90
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM90 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM90, LM86, LM89 and LM99, Analog Devices ADM1032 and Maxim MAX6657 and MAX6658 sensor chips.
      The Analog Devices ADT7461 sensor chip is also supported, but only if found in ADM1032 compatibility mode.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm90.


  • Option: SENSORS_LM92
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor LM92 and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for National Semiconductor LM92 and Maxim MAX6635 sensor chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called lm92.


  • Option: SENSORS_MAX1619
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Maxim MAX1619 sensor chip
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for MAX1619 sensor chip.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called max1619.


  • Option: SENSORS_PC87360
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) National Semiconductor PC87360 family
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ISA
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get access to the hardware monitoring functions of the National Semiconductor PC8736x Super-I/O chips. The PC87360, PC87363 and PC87364 only have fan monitoring and control. The PC87365 and PC87366 additionally have voltage and temperature monitoring.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called pc87360.


  • Option: SENSORS_SIS5595
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. SiS5595
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && PCI && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ISA
      If you say yes here you get support for the integrated sensors in SiS5595 South Bridges.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called sis5595.


  • Option: SENSORS_SMSC47M1
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) SMSC LPC47M10x and compatibles
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ISA
      If you say yes here you get support for the integrated fan monitoring and control capabilities of the SMSC LPC47B27x, LPC47M10x, LPC47M13x, LPC47M14x, LPC47M15x and LPC47M192 chips.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called smsc47m1.


  • Option: SENSORS_SMSC47B397
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) SMSC LPC47B397-NC
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ISA
      If you say yes here you get support for the SMSC LPC47B397-NC sensor chip.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called smsc47b397.


  • Option: SENSORS_VIA686A
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) VIA686A
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && PCI
    • select I2C_ISA
      If you say yes here you get support for the integrated sensors in Via 686A/B South Bridges.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called via686a.


  • Option: SENSORS_W83781D
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Winbond W83781D, W83782D, W83783S, W83627HF, Asus AS99127F
    • depends on HWMON && I2C
    • select I2C_ISA
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for the Winbond W8378x series of sensor chips: the W83781D, W83782D, W83783S and W83627HF, and the similar Asus AS99127F.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called w83781d.


  • Option: SENSORS_W83792D
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Winbond W83792D
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for the Winbond W83792D chip.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called w83792d.


  • Option: SENSORS_W83L785TS
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Winbond W83L785TS-S
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
      If you say yes here you get support for the Winbond W83L785TS-S sensor chip, which is used on the Asus A7N8X, among other motherboards.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called w83l785ts.


  • Option: SENSORS_W83627HF
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Winbond W83627HF, W83627THF, W83637HF, W83697HF
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ISA
    • select HWMON_VID
      If you say yes here you get support for the Winbond W836X7 series of sensor chips: the W83627HF, W83627THF, W83637HF, and the W83697HF
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called w83627hf.


  • Option: SENSORS_W83627EHF
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Winbond W83627EHF
    • depends on HWMON && I2C && EXPERIMENTAL
    • select I2C_ISA
      If you say yes here you get preliminary support for the hardware monitoring functionality of the Winbond W83627EHF Super-I/O chip. Only fan and temperature inputs are supported at the moment, while the chip does much more than that.
      This driver also supports the W83627EHG, which is the lead-free version of the W83627EHF.
      This driver can also be built as a module. If so, the module will be called w83627ehf.


  • Option: SENSORS_HDAPS
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) IBM Hard Drive Active Protection System (hdaps)
    • depends on HWMON && INPUT && X86
    • default n
      This driver provides support for the IBM Hard Drive Active Protection System (hdaps), which provides an accelerometer and other misc. data. ThinkPads starting with the R50, T41, and X40 are supported. The accelerometer data is readable via sysfs.
      This driver also provides an absolute input class device, allowing the laptop to act as a pinball machine-esque joystick.
      Say Y here if you have an applicable laptop and want to experience the awesome power of hdaps.


  • Option: HWMON_DEBUG_CHIP
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) Hardware Monitoring Chip debugging messages
    • depends on HWMON
    • default n
      Say Y here if you want the I2C chip drivers to produce a bunch of debug messages to the system log. Select this if you are having a problem with I2C support and want to see more of what is going on.



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