[mythtv-users] Fan speed control using lm-sensors doesn't work. Help, please.

Boleslaw Ciesielski bc-mythtv at comcast.net
Sun Nov 15 14:22:18 UTC 2009

On 11/15/09 01:13, Allen Edwards wrote:
> The problem is with trying to get lm-sensors to work.  I installed all
> the programs and got as far as running pwmconfig.  All looked good, it
> controlled the CPU fan and did a detailed profile.  It got very quiet at
> a setting of 180.  But when it got to the part about testing what
> setting will not start the fan, it didn't change the fan speed.  And
> when I created the fancontrol file and re-booted, the fan is always at
> max speed, which is 1400RPM.
> So one level of the program controls the fan speed, but when it comes
> down to it, something is different and the fan speed is not controlled.
>   I should point out that this fan has 3 pins and not 4 so that may be
> part of the problem but the fan was being controlled by the first part
> of pwmconfig so I don't understand what is going on.

Make sure that any fan control options in the BIOS are disabled.


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