I have used Arch Linux and FreeBSD for years, but am a Slackware noob.
I am trying to get my sensor module loaded at boot time on a Salix installation and have read some rather old threads (2005-2007) about compiling my kernel. If this still necessary, has the method changed in recent years?

My output for "sensors-detect"

Driver `coretemp':
  * Chip `Intel Atom thermal sensor' (confidence: 9)

Driver `w83627hf':
  * ISA bus, address 0x290
    Chip `Winbond W83627THF/THG Super IO Sensors' (confidence: 9)

Do you want to overwrite /etc/sysconfig/lm_sensors? (YES/no): 
Copy prog/init/lm_sensors.init to /etc/init.d/lm_sensors
for initialization at boot time.
You should now start the lm_sensors service to load the required
kernel modules.