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Old 04-30-2008, 07:34 AM   #16
danne123
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sudo pwmconfig
This program will search your sensors for pulse width modulation (pwm)
controls, and test each one to see if it controls a fan on
your motherboard. Note that many motherboards do not have pwm
circuitry installed, even if your sensor chip supports pwm.

We will attempt to briefly stop each fan using the pwm controls.
The program will attempt to restore each fan to full speed
after testing. However, it is ** very important ** that you
physically verify that the fans have been to full speed
after the program has completed.

Found the following devices:
hwmon0/device is thinkpad

Found the following PWM controls:
hwmon0/device/pwm1
hwmon0/device/pwm1_enable stuck to 2
Failed to set hwmon0/device/pwm1 to full speed
Something's wrong, check your fans!

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Old 04-30-2008, 07:39 AM   #17
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We're not going to trouble-shoot and fix the fan issue before your battery dies--especially if you are busy writing something.

Quote:
I cant understand why this happens in Linux and not in Windows.
Probably because there is software controlling the fan.

Motherboard--I should have asked for make and model of laptop. (My brain was stuck on desktop.)

Here is a Google search that gives some hints what we are looking for:
http://www.google.com/search?q=lapto...S177US235&aq=t
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:46 AM   #18
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sudo sensors
thinkpad-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
fan1: 2961 RPM
temp1: +36.0C
temp2: +41.0C
temp3: +31.0C
temp4: +43.0C
temp5: +33.0C
temp7: +31.0C


I got a IBM thinkpad T40p
 
Old 04-30-2008, 07:53 AM   #19
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Google to the rescue:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...ux&btnG=Search

Some of this looks very promising...
 
Old 04-30-2008, 09:51 AM   #20
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http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archiv...p/t-66328.html

If you are using an AMD motherboard, you can possibly set "coon 'n quiet" in the BIOS settings:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=184836

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ACPI_fan_control_script
 
  


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