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

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 15:20:16 UTC 2009


On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Allen Edwards
<allen.p.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Allen

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