NVidia 9600GT - loudy/too fast fan

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NVidia 9600GT - loudy/too fast fan

Post by mic888 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:29 pm

Hello,

I have problem with 9600GT. It's too loudy (fan is too fast). I wanted to install driver v. 340 from Nvidia because computer doesn't want to start (I wrote about it in this topic: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=303098)

Second option is use Xorg driver and configure it (my current driver). The problem is that I can't generate xorg.conf file to set coolbits.

#Xorg :0 -configure
Server is already active for display 0

Please help me :)

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Re: NVidia 9600GT - loudy/too fast fan

Post by roblm » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:08 am

You can only use the CoolBits option with the Nvidia driver.

mic888 wrote:The problem is that I can't generate xorg.conf file to set coolbits.

#Xorg :0 -configure
Server is already active for display 0

This info is just for your learning:

That method has to be used in a virtual console. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to enter tty1.
The display manager has to be stopped: sudo service lightdm stop
Then create the xorg.conf file: sudo Xorg :0 -configure
Ignore any error message in the last line.
Re-start the display manager: sudo service lightdm start
The created file will added to your Home directory with the name xorg.conf.new. Copy it to /etc/X11 with this command, substituting "user-name" with your real user name.
sudo cp /home/user-name/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I don’t recommend using that method because there are a lot of extra unneeded lines added and often the wrong video driver is added.


What is the output of this command: sudo find /sys/ -name hwmon

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Re: NVidia 9600GT - loudy/too fast fan

Post by mic888 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks for answer. It seems that there is error and config file doesn't excist (please check the attached screenshot).

~$ sudo find /sys/ -name hwmon
/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0/hwmon
/sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0/hwmon
/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:03/ATK0110:00/hwmon
/sys/class/hwmon
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Re: NVidia 9600GT - loudy/too fast fan

Post by roblm » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:44 pm

I got the same result as you for Mint 19.2. I haven’t tested the sudo Xorg :0 -configure (or: sudo X :0 -configure) command in a while, so something must have changed. However, when I type X -help in tty1, the output says:

Code: Select all

use: X [:<display>] [option]

-configure      probe for devices and write an xorg.conf
So the command appears OK to me: X :0 -configure

EDITED: I tested that command in my Mint 18.3 installation and it still works.


Use this command and post the output:
ls /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:01:00.0/hwmon/*

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