Raging Goblin

28 April 2010

Conky fan number changed after upgrade of Arch

Filed under: Linux — Raging Goblin @ 18:15
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I am using Arch linux for my system. This distro has a rolling release schedule. So every now and then you have to upgrade your complete system with ‘pacman -Syu’. This is always a little risky, but the advantage of running bleeding edge software, the minimalistic approach of Arch and the fact that you really install such a system only once made this one the distrohopperstopper for me. Yesterday I upgraded the system and I noticed conky wouldn’t run anymore. Running conky from the command line revealed the problem:

Conky: can't open '/sys/class/hwmon/hwmon0/fan1_input': No such file or directory

Looking in /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon1 revealed that all my sensors where there and not in hwmon0. No idea why, but changing the line in my conkyrc to:

${font StyleBats:size=16}O${font}   CPU Fan:${alignr}${hwmon 1 fan 1} ${font}RPM

made me a happy conky user again:

Conky

Anyone knows why this happened?

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