Re: Squeeze: Fan control
Hoang Le put forth on 4/18/2011 5:54 AM:
> Hi there,
> I'm using Squeeze on HP 6930p. I notice that temperatures on Windows 7 are
> much better. Currently, with only Compiz enabled, my temperatures are around
> 60C. I can really feel the heat under my hands.
> I looked around the web for solutions but haven't succeeded yet. Installed
> fancontrol but haven't worked. Some information I can provide for now:
> $cat< /proc/acpi/fan/FANG/state
> status: off
> $fancontrol status
> Loading configuration from /etc/fancontrol ...
> Error: Can't read configuration file
If you have the option of putting temp/fan speed under BIOS control
instead of operating system control, I'd do so, always.
Putting such things under software control is one of the dumbest things
this industry ever did. Using a simple hardware only solution is the
only smart way to do thermal control, for a whole host of reasons.
If you look at the enterprise hardware space (servers, storage arrays,
switches, routers, etc), NOBODY does thermal control in host OS
software. It's all done with dedicated hardware controllers.
Which makes one wonder why they do this in host software in the consumer
space. I think the answer is two words: bells whistles
I'm not a "pet peeve" person. If I were, doing temp/fan control in host
software would be a pet peeve of mine.