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

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 20:31:44 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 6:22 AM, Boleslaw Ciesielski
<bc-mythtv at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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.
> Bolek

I have just now verified that the BIOS fan control is disabled.  I
would use it but the bios can't read the temperature accurately.

By the way, I am getting 60 degree C CPU temp when watching HD and
doing two comflag sessions at the same time.  Idle is about 35
degrees.  Are these numbers OK?


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