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Old 04-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
nakugaka
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looking for replacements for asus smartdocter and the nvidia tools


hi kinda new here

but since i have finally decided to replace xp to gnu/linux as my primary os on my main pc's
and i have found replacements already for most things i do but i use a asus gtx275 graphics card in my pc and as some people shall know that use them those have a tendency to run very hot very fast and i need control over the fan of the graphics card and normally on xp or any other windows os i use asus smart docter for it

also do i not have much knowledge of using high end vga cards on gnu/linux and how to control them like i do in windows with the tools from nvidia

also i am in my own eyes still a noob with gnu/linux even that i know how to use them at a very low basic lvl for a few years now and i plan on using slackware on these machines

also are there easy ways to let gnu/linux natively work with ntfs partitions and not only read but also with a write ability

so my questions are if somebody know a replacement for asus smart docter and the nvidia tools if there isnt any included the nvidia gnu/linux drivers and for an easy way to use ntfs because i do not want to reformat a lot of big hard disks filled with a lot of self made stuff and media (+/- around 10 tb so i hope you will understand that that is a lot of work to transport the files to another disk format and send them back)

also i want to ask here at the same time if possible for any hints and tricks for a person that is soon to start gnu/linux on a daily basis and for me thats 90% of the time that i am awake :P

in advance i already will say thank you to the people that will try to help me
also i am glad to find this site and finally join its big community ^^

!!!!EDIT!!!! just an awnser or help working towards to 1 thing only is enough thou more whould be lovely !!!!END EDIT!!!!

Last edited by nakugaka; 04-16-2011 at 03:24 PM. Reason: no awnsers with many looks at thread
 
Old 04-17-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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The commercial nvidia driver already has nvidia-tools for linux:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

NVClock can change your fan speed:
http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/

NTFS:
Install ntfs-3g (it's userspace driver for FUSE).

Slackware is a very good distro if you wish to learn and understand everything (try something easier if it doesn't fit you).
 
Old 04-17-2011, 10:03 AM   #3
nakugaka
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seriously big big thanks for tell me what to use for the fan and what for the ntfs drives :>

also the reason wy slackware is exactly because i wanna learn everything

!!EDIT!! i have looked at nvclock but what i am looking for is an easy program what lets me change the fan speed of my grafix card the most easy way also that lets me use the smartfan feature of the card so if there is any plzz let me know !!END EDIT!!

Last edited by nakugaka; 04-17-2011 at 10:07 AM. Reason: adding something to post after cheking out the nvclock program
 
Old 04-18-2011, 06:43 AM   #4
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i have looked at nvclock but what i am looking for is an easy program what lets me change the fan speed of my grafix card the most easy way also that lets me use the smartfan feature of the card so if there is any plzz let me know
What is this "smartfan feature" supposed to do?
nvclock works best in a CLI and allows you to script whatever you like.
Use its fanspeed option to change the speed for your gpu fan.
Example:
Code:
nvclock --fanspeed 60

Last edited by jens; 04-18-2011 at 07:10 AM.
 
  


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