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Old 04-04-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
Haraldsh
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Tool for Linux to manipulate the fan on Thinkpad?


I'm trying to locate a program that adjust / manipulate the fan on my thinkpad.
I know this is possible for Dells laptops, but there doesn't seem to be a Thinkpad alternative.

The only thing I can do is to watch what temperature the CPU has for the moment.
It would be cool to be able to lower the temperature manually through gkrell.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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Fan control is part of the IBM-ACPI, listed as being part of the 2.6.10 kernel.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:17 AM   #3
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Can I manipulate the fan via Gkrellm?

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:22 AM   #4
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If you install the lm_sensors package, the fancontrol utility (for automatic control based on CPU temperature) is included. You can adjust the temperature thresholds as part of the configuration with pwmconfig.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 11:03 AM   #5
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That seems to be much work, just to be able to control the fan.
Why use I2C for lm sensors?

Anyway, the IBM-ACPI that comes with 2.6.10 kernel doesn't contain all the features for some reason.

sarge:/proc/acpi/ibm# ls
bay bluetooth dock driver hotkey light video

Shouldn't there be more tools to use?
The tools I'm refering to are the experimental drivers.

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