cannot get fan to run

Hi All,

I have SLED 11 installed on my Sony Vaio laptop: VGN-FE66OG. I have installed lm-sensors and ran sensors-detect answering YES to all, but pwmconfig won’t work to config /etc/fancontrol.

Please see my output below and please help!

linux-7lbv:/var/log # acpi -f -V
Battery 1: charging, 100%, rate information unavailable.
Thermal 1: ok, 120.2 degrees F
Thermal 2: ok, 120.2 degrees F
AC Adapter 1: on-line

linux-7lbv:/var/log # sensors-detect

sensors-detect revision 5337 (2008-09-19 17:05:28 +0200)

This program will help you determine which kernel modules you need
to load to use lm_sensors most effectively. It is generally safe
and recommended to accept the default answers to all questions,
unless you know what you’re doing.

We can start with probing for (PCI) I2C or SMBus adapters.
Do you want to probe now? (YES/no): YES
Probing for PCI bus adapters…
Use driver `i2c-i801’ for device 0000:00:1f.3: Intel 82801G ICH7

We will now try to load each adapter module in turn.
Module `i2c-i801’ already loaded.
If you have undetectable or unsupported I2C/SMBus adapters, you can have
them scanned by manually loading the modules before running this script.

To continue, we need module i2c-dev' to be loaded. Do you want to load i2c-dev’ now? (YES/no): YES
Module loaded successfully.

We are now going to do the I2C/SMBus adapter probings. Some chips may
be double detected; we choose the one with the highest confidence
value in that case.
If you found that the adapter hung after probing a certain address,
you can specify that address to remain unprobed.

Next adapter: SMBus I801 adapter at 18e0 (i2c-0)
Do you want to scan it? (YES/no/selectively): YES
Client found at address 0x50
Probing for Analog Devices ADM1033'... No Probing for Analog Devices ADM1034’… No
Probing for SPD EEPROM'... Yes (confidence 8, not a hardware monitoring chip) Probing for EDID EEPROM’… No
Client found at address 0x52
Probing for Analog Devices ADM1033'... No Probing for Analog Devices ADM1034’… No
Probing for SPD EEPROM'... Yes (confidence 8, not a hardware monitoring chip) Probing for EDID EEPROM’… No

Some chips are also accessible through the ISA I/O ports. We have to
write to arbitrary I/O ports to probe them. This is usually safe though.
Yes, you do have ISA I/O ports even if you do not have any ISA slots!
Do you want to scan the ISA I/O ports? (YES/no): YES
Probing for National Semiconductor LM78' at 0x290... No Probing for National Semiconductor LM78-J’ at 0x290… No
Probing for National Semiconductor LM79' at 0x290... No Probing for Winbond W83781D’ at 0x290… No
Probing for Winbond W83782D' at 0x290... No Probing for IPMI BMC KCS’ at 0xca0… No
Probing for `IPMI BMC SMIC’ at 0xca8… No

Some Super I/O chips may also contain sensors. We have to write to
standard I/O ports to probe them. This is usually safe.
Do you want to scan for Super I/O sensors? (YES/no): YES
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x2e/0x2f
Trying family National Semiconductor'... No Trying family SMSC’… No
Trying family VIA/Winbond/Fintek'... No Trying family ITE’… No
Probing for Super-I/O at 0x4e/0x4f
Trying family National Semiconductor'... No Trying family SMSC’… No
Trying family VIA/Winbond/Fintek'... No Trying family ITE’… No

Some south bridges, CPUs or memory controllers may also contain
embedded sensors. Do you want to scan for them? (YES/no): YES
Silicon Integrated Systems SIS5595… No
VIA VT82C686 Integrated Sensors… No
VIA VT8231 Integrated Sensors… No
AMD K8 thermal sensors… No
AMD K10 thermal sensors… No
Intel Core family thermal sensor… Success!
(driver `coretemp’)
Intel AMB FB-DIMM thermal sensor… No
VIA C7 thermal and voltage sensors… No

Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done.
Just press ENTER to continue:

Driver `coretemp’ (should be inserted):
Detects correctly:

  • Chip `Intel Core family thermal sensor’ (confidence: 9)

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

I think, for SLED/SLES, you need to use Novell’s forum.
This forum is only for openSUSE and you may not get enough response.