[mythtv-users] Quiet fans

xavier hervy xavier.hervy at bluebottle.com
Fri Oct 10 14:08:03 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 09:50 -0400, Johnny Russ wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 7:42 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
>         I have a backend case with 4 noisy fans.  The noise is getting
>         pretty
>         annoying since the backend is in my study....
>         Does anyone know of thermostatically controlled quiet fans?
>          I'm looking
>         for some thing that only cranks up when the case temp goes up;
>         ideally
>         something that stays at a low RPM until things heat up and
>         then starts
>         speeding up.
> Have you tried a software controlled solution like Lm-sensors
> (http://www.lm-sensors.org/)? I haven't used it personally but I have
> heard of others using it to control the fans based on the temperature
> measurements. I believe there is a gui called ksensors for kde. Maybe
> somebody else on the list has had success with that and could give you
> some more first hand feedback than I can. 

I use fancontrol on ubuntu to control the fan. it is a deamon which change the fan speed according to the current temperature.
I does us lm_sensors

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