xmbmon(1) X MotherBoard Monitor


xmbmon [options]

This manual page documents briefly the xmbmon 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.

xmbmon displays the three temperatures and a core voltage as simple curves.


Show summary of options.
Geometry (Toolkit option), default is "100x140".
Counts in an interval, default is "4".
Seconds of an interval, default is "20".
Total seconds shown, default is "1080" (18 min).
Min. temperature, default is "10" (Celcius).
Max. temperature, default is "50" (Celcius).
Min. voltage, default is "1.8" (volts).
Max. voltage, default is "2.2" (volts).
Ticks in ordinate, default is 3.
-cltmb, -cltcpu, -cltcs, -clvc
Temp 1-3 + VCore colors, defaults are "blue", "red", "cyan", "green".
-cmtmb, -cmtcpu, -cmtcs
Comments of Temp 1-3, defaults are "MB", "CPU", "chip". Not shown if set to "NOTEMP".
Comment of Vcore, default is "Vc".
Display Temperature in Fahrenheit, can be "True" or "False", default is "False".
-label, -labelfont, -labelcolor
For showing label. No label if null-string.
Chips access method (V|S|I|A). See mbmon(1).
-probe chip
For probing monitor chips, where chip=winbond|wl784|via686|it87|gl52|lm85|lm80|lm90|lm75.
For Tyan Tiger MP motherboard.
To show debug information.


xmbmon -tmin 25 -tmax 60 -vmin 1.65 -vmax 1.75


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