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Re: Lenny: not able to control fan and hd spin on Toschiba laptop

On Thu, 08 Nov 2007, Mirto Silvio Busico wrote:

> John O'Hagan ha scritto:
> > On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Mirto Silvio Busico wrote:
> >> I can hear the fan spinning when there is a lot of cpu activity; but
> >> when there is a disk activity the fan remain silent.
> >> There is any method to control the fan or at least to force the fan to
> >> maximum speed?
> > My fan works fine by itself now (Thinkpad X31), but I recall needing to use 
> > the command
> > echo 3 > /proc/acpi/[SOMEPATH]/fan
> Please can you send the content of your fan directory?

what he described is a thinkpad feature, the "native" fan acpi interface is
mostly broken, or not supported by the bios.

Like someone suggested already, look for the toshiba tools packages in

Florian Reitmeir

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