fancontrol - pwmconfig

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knireis
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fancontrol - pwmconfig

Postby knireis » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:56 am

My HP G62 laptop is overheating from time to time. Bios protection shuts it down because of the overheating.

During startup of the laptop i see this warning: Not starting fancontrol; run pwmconfig first.......

When run pwmconfig i get following: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

Any suggestions on how to solve this issue?

By the way, my desktop computer gives the same warnings, it does not shutdown automatically probably because of some case fans which seem to run all the time.

knireis
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Re: fancontrol - pwmconfig

Postby knireis » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:54 am

bump, still same issue with lmde 201303

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Re: fancontrol - pwmconfig

Postby Bonsaii » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:13 pm

Hi,

fancontrol does not work for me (Thinkpad T410s) either.
AFAIK, you could check two things:

There is a package called lm-sensors.
If you install this, maybe it detects sensors.

The next step could be installing a program called thinkfan.
It is written for Thinkpads, but other laptops supposedly
work with that too.
Thinkfan requires configuration. You will find help at:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed

HTH


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