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    Default Thinkpad fancontrol

    Hello, I've tried several hours but couldn't make it work.

    With recent ATI graphic card update, I have overheating problem when gaming. I watched the temperature curve and listened to the sound of the fan while gaming. Interestingly, the fan only goes to max speed at 90 degree(C), and is able to bring down the temperature immediately, but it is already too late.

    Then I found lots of people having been solving this ATI related problem by all kinds of fancontrol program.

    Results of my research:
    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Fan_control_scripts
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...kPad_T420#Fans
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/leno...tion-t420.html

    These are the most useful. What I have used is the program "thinkfan". I've found it on opensuse repositories and installed it. Then I followed the auchlinux instruction for T420 (mine being E420 but same structures). However in the end,

    "Finally to enable systemd daemon thinkfan. sudo systemctl enable thinkfan" It shows "Failed to issue method call: No such file or directory.

    There is a service named "fancontrol" in Yast-services management, but it couldn't be started showing "ConditionFileNotEmpty=/etc/fancontrol was not met".

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    Default Re: Thinkpad fancontrol

    Quote Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
    Hello, I've tried several hours but couldn't make it work.

    With recent ATI graphic card update, I have overheating problem when gaming. I watched the temperature curve and listened to the sound of the fan while gaming. Interestingly, the fan only goes to max speed at 90 degree(C), and is able to bring down the temperature immediately, but it is already too late.

    Then I found lots of people having been solving this ATI related problem by all kinds of fancontrol program.

    Results of my research:
    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Fan_control_scripts
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...kPad_T420#Fans
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/leno...tion-t420.html

    These are the most useful. What I have used is the program "thinkfan". I've found it on opensuse repositories and installed it. Then I followed the auchlinux instruction for T420 (mine being E420 but same structures). However in the end,

    "Finally to enable systemd daemon thinkfan. sudo systemctl enable thinkfan" It shows "Failed to issue method call: No such file or directory.

    There is a service named "fancontrol" in Yast-services management, but it couldn't be started showing "ConditionFileNotEmpty=/etc/fancontrol was not met".
    Code:
    ~> sensors
    acpitz-virtual-0
    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1:        +40.0°C  (crit = +120.0°C)
    
    thinkpad-isa-0000
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    fan1:           0 RPM
    
    coretemp-isa-0000
    Adapter: ISA adapter
    Physical id 0:  +59.0°C  (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
    Core 0:         +59.0°C  (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
    Core 1:         +56.0°C  (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
    
    pkg-temp-0-virtual-0
    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1:        +59.0°C  
    
     :~> cat /etc/modprobe.d/50-thinkpad.conf
    sensor /sys/devices/virtual/thermal/thermal_zone1/temp
    options thinkpad_acpi experimental=1 fan_control=1
    
     :~> cat /etc/modprobe.d/thinkpad_acpi.conf
    sensor /sys/devices/virtual/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp
    options thinkpad_acpi experimental=1 fan_control=1
    
     :/proc/acpi/ibm> cat fan
    status:         enabled
    speed:          0
    level:          auto
    commands:       level <level> (<level> is 0-7, auto, disengaged, full-speed)
    commands:       enable, disable
    commands:       watchdog <timeout> (<timeout> is 0 (off), 1-120 (seconds))

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