Ticket #913 (closed task)
Opened 7 years ago
How to lower the speed of the fans ? (Examined/Solved - I should reboot to find out!)
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On Windows there is a great little freeware called Fanspeed (almico.com), which
allows the user to change the speed of the fans connected to the motherboard.
Will you implement this function or should I or someone else who has the skills
try to code this? Maybe it is not really related to your code?
I wrote to the creator of Fanspeed: he answered that he doesn't plan to port his
program to Linux. Neither does he intend to open source it.
Thank you for your attention and great work! --- we don't have such a program. I've often thought of writing one.
One downside is that if it goes bad you could damage someone's PC
so you have to be careful.
The way I'd do it is:
- search /proc/sys/dev/sensors/* for pwm* and fan* entries;
- bind a pwmX to fanY by asking the user or by adjusting pwmX and
searching all fans for one that changes;
- bind tempZ to pwmX/fanY by asking the user
- run as a daemon, querying tempZ, fanY, and adjusting pwmX.
We need to do a better job of standardizing the PWM interface in /proc;
the drivers have some differences now.
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