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Old 11-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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fan control app

can anyone recommend a good fan speed control app?
Old 11-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-29-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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cant lm_sensors control fan speeds? *wondering*
Old 11-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Stuferus View Post
cant lm_sensors control fan speeds? *wondering*
Yes, it uses fancontrol
Old 11-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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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.


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