Yet Another Linux Question...


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Greetings to all!

I was just wondering.. Is/has/will CrystalFontz 2 be ported over to Linux? I'm building myself a nice Opteron workstation, and I'd love to power the case fans off a CFA635 unit.

However, I'd rather not run Windoze.. Something more optimized like Gentoo Linux.

Does anyone know if there is an automated solution out there for controlling the LCD (like LCD4Linux, LCDProc, etc) that also has CFA635 Temperature control via SCAB?

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It looks like the CVS version of LCDProc supplies a interface (since its based on a client/server model) for Thermal and Fan Control...

I doubt it would be hard to write a perl client to interface with it and control the temperature from there. I'm looking into this..

Otherwise I think until CC2 gets ported, we are out of luck :(.
Feedback on my coding is welcome.

lcdproc driver: manages scab temps / fans 631, 633, 635; creates a few simple lcdproc screens; mostly for advanced thermal measuring.

Thu Jul 28 23:20:03 2005 ,uptime,load,inflow:ml/s,fan4:pwr,fan4:RPM,cool1,cool2,cool3,air1,air2,air3,air4,air5,air6,air7,air8,...warm1,...warm2,...warm3
Thu Jul 28 23:20:04 2005 ,38,36.2,13.991611,100,2114,26.6875,26.9375,26.9375,25.1250,26.0000,25.7500,26.1250,31.1875,26.8750,27.4375,26.6875,27.6875,27.7500,27.8750
Fri Jul 29 00:23:11 2005 ,3824,1.2,14.081255,000,0000,30.6875,30.8750,30.9375,26.7500,28.0000,28.4375,28.6875,34.6250,30.8125,30.8125,28.8750,31.8125,31.8750,32.0000
for the latest.

[how did that emoticon thing get in there? gotta check my code for invisible ctl chars?]