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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:50 am    Post subject: fancontrol fails to start. Reply with quote

My laptop has been seriously overheating. I saw in my system log that there were some temperature issues.

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10/13/14 10:23:12 AM kernel CPU1: Package temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 1)
10/13/14 10:28:19 AM kernel CPU0: Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled (total events = 1442)


I also notice in the rc.log that fancontrol isn't starting.

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249: * ERROR: fancontrol failed to start
Here is the rc.log"

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When I run fancontrol it kicks back the following error.

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# fancontrol
Loading configuration from /etc/fancontrol ...
Error: Can't read configuration file


I checked etc and there isn't any fan control file or directory. Do I need to create it manually and if so what should I populate it with?

I am also not sure what package installs fancontrol? Is it lm-sensors? I have it installed and it is version 3.3.3-r3

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: fancontrol fails to start. Reply with quote

Budoka wrote:
I checked etc and there isn't any fan control file or directory. Do I need to create it manually and if so what should I populate it with?


pwmconfig
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kicks this back...

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# pwmconfig
# pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22)
This program will search your sensors for pulse width modulation (pwm)
controls, and test each one to see if it controls a fan on
your motherboard. Note that many motherboards do not have pwm
circuitry installed, even if your sensor chip supports pwm.

We will attempt to briefly stop each fan using the pwm controls.
The program will attempt to restore each fan to full speed
after testing. However, it is ** very important ** that you
physically verify that the fans have been to full speed
after the program has completed.

/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fancontrol is from lmsensors package; you need a bunch
of kernel settings (at least i2c IIRC)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Budoka wrote:
kicks this back...

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# pwmconfig
# pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22)
This program will search your sensors for pulse width modulation (pwm)
controls, and test each one to see if it controls a fan on
your motherboard. Note that many motherboards do not have pwm
circuitry installed, even if your sensor chip supports pwm.

We will attempt to briefly stop each fan using the pwm controls.
The program will attempt to restore each fan to full speed
after testing. However, it is ** very important ** that you
physically verify that the fans have been to full speed
after the program has completed.

/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed


And the answer is in red, bolded

My original post was to answer your question about creating the fancontrol file, which pwmconfig will do.

As far as the sensor modules, they need to be in the kernel (built-in or module) and which one depends on what motherboard you have.
Google your mb model and lm sensors to see what others have chosen
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