LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
l0rddarkf0rce
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Virginia, US
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 multilib
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 18
fan control app


can anyone recommend a good fan speed control app?
 
Old 11-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
Didier Spaier
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Paris, France
Distribution: Slackware{,64}-{14.1,current} on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 6457-4XG
Posts: 4,388

Rep: Reputation: 1090Reputation: 1090Reputation: 1090Reputation: 1090Reputation: 1090Reputation: 1090Reputation: 1090Reputation: 1090
Quote:
Originally Posted by l0rddarkf0rce View Post
can anyone recommend a good fan speed control app?
Accurately know what are the manufacturer and model of your computer would probably help to give you a relevant answer.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 11-29-2013 at 05:12 PM.
 
Old 11-29-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
Stuferus
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
cant lm_sensors control fan speeds? *wondering*
 
Old 11-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
BroX
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 746

Rep: Reputation: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stuferus View Post
cant lm_sensors control fan speeds? *wondering*
Yes, it uses fancontrol
http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/man/fancontrol
 
Old 11-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
Woodsman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 3,482

Rep: Reputation: 534Reputation: 534Reputation: 534Reputation: 534Reputation: 534Reputation: 534
I don't know whether a nice GUI app exists. Would be nice.

The grunt way to control fan speeds:

* Ensure lm-sensors is installed (true on a stock Slackware).

* As root run pwmconfig, which creates an /etc/fancontrol config file.

* Create an rc.fancontrol script or add something to rc.local to run /usr/sbin/fancontrol &.

* Add monitoring options to a conkyrc configuration or every 15 seconds run 'sensors' from a terminal.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting fan yellow wire to disable fan speed control Mr. Alex General 2 07-30-2011 05:48 PM
[SOLVED] GeForce 7900 GS fan constant whirring is too much - help for fan/gpu control required NirvanaII Linux - Hardware 17 04-02-2011 11:11 AM
How to control cpu fan speed? no fan control with BIOS, acpi, lm-sensors startover Linux - Hardware 20 01-08-2011 03:18 AM
ACPI or lm-sensors fan control on Sony Vaio (fan runs at full speed) roanm Linux - Hardware 7 11-14-2009 07:37 PM
In search of a cost-control app for 3g/GPRS - bandwidth control and limiting per app motin Linux - Software 0 09-07-2006 06:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration