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       mbmon - MotherBoard Monitor


       mbmon [options] <seconds for sleep> (default 5 sec)

       This manual page documents briefly the mbmon command.  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  remotely
       via telnet, thanks to the "-P" option.


       -h     Show summary of options.

       -V, -S, -I, -A
              Access  method  (using  "VIA686  HWM  directly"|"SMBus"|"ISA I/O
              port"|"All this methods").

       -d     Debug mode (any other options except (V|S|I) will be ignored).

       -e [0-2]
              set extra temperature sensor to temp. Need -A.

       -p chip
              For                        probing                        chips.

       -Y     For Tyan Tiger MP/MPX motherboard.

       -f     Display temperature in Fahrenheit.

       -c count
              Repeat <count> times and exit.

       -P port
              Run in daemon mode, using given port for clients.

       -T|F [1-7]
              print Temperature|Fanspeed according to following styles:
                      style1: data1
                      style2: data2
                      style3: data3
                      style4: data10ata2
                      style5: data10ata3
                      style6: data20ata3
                      style7: data10ata20ata3

       -r     Print TAG and Value format.

       -u     Print system uptime.

       -t     Print present time.

       -n, -N print hostname (long|short style).

       -i     Print integers in the summary (with -T option).


       mbmon -P 11000; telnet localhost 11000; sudo killall mbmon
       mbmon -c1
       mbmon 1 (yeah, real time baby !)




       This  manual page was written by Nicolas Rueff <>,
       for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                               November 10, 2003                      mbmon(1)