I'm trying to monitor the temperature of my GPUs (multiple ATI 5970) in my computation cluster. Problem is that the aticonfig tool does not work in headless mode
# /usr/bin/aticonfig --od-gettemperature No protocol specified ERROR - X needs to be running to perform ATI Overdrive(TM) commands
and even worse if I try to run aticonfig with my monitoring user (munin) it will ask to be executed as root. Is there a simple way to read the temperature of the GPUs without having to resort to X?