how to control the fan speed in Slacko Puppy
Can anyone give a simple command line example of how to turn the fan on/off or control its speed.
So far I seem only able to see its values in /proc/acpi/ibm/fan
I have also seen a few examples trying to set the value like
echo 0 > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan
echo 0 > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan/FAN0/sate
but I get "Invalid argument" an "Not A Directory" respectivly.
Can anyone help on this?
For those who wanted to know how to do this, I think I have the answer.
1 ) Start Puppy
2 ) Start a terminal session
3 ) We need to remove the module currently loaed ( mine is thinkpad-acpi )
modprobe -r thinkpad-acpi
4 ) Then reload it with the fan_control argument
modprobe thinkpad-acpi fan_control=1
The fan can now be controlled.
I found "IBM FAN" which can display the current settings and allows you to change them from 0 ( fan off ) to "full-speed".
I hope this helps
Last edited by kktester; 08-29-2012 at 05:50 AM.