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Unable to find explanations about “fanX_div” setting (lm-sensors)

I'm creating a configuration file for lm-sensors. I cannot understand the meaning of "fanX_div" setting and, searching with Google, I'm unable to find any kind of explanations. Any help?
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Monitoring CPU fan speed on Lenovo system x3650 m5 (8871) on RHEL7

I need to monitor an Lenovo system x3650 m5 (8871) server. Unfortunately lm_sensor just show the CPU temperature. Do anyone have an advice, how I could monitor the fan speed with an commandline tool? ...
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Lenovo g580 Overheating with Fedora 25

I just installed Fedora 25 and everything is working great , except for the CPU Fans. They are rotating at a pretty slow speed and that is causing my laptop to overheat. I have installed TLP and ...
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Find processes causing the fans running

During years, I have found it very difficult to have control over my laptop fan. I tried many times reading various manuals, scripts, settings and nothing worked. So I would like to try it another ...
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Find fan speed and cpu temp in Linux

What are the commands to find out fan speed and cpu temp in linux (I know lm-sensor can do the task). Is there any alternative for that?
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How to increase cooling aggressiveness on debian on a Macbook?

I have Debian installed on my Macbook Air (why? because fun.), and it actually runs quite well. However, after noticing a process called "kidle_inject" taking up 100% CPU on all cores, I wanted to ...
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Restart fan manually in Linux

I am facing issues with Thinkpad T410's fan. Now and then my fan stops working (meaning 0 rpm). Long time, the only solution for me was to shutdown (not to restart, instead power off) the system and ...
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Fan control script for Thinkpad X230

When running Linux Puppy on my previous Thinkpad, an X31, I used a script (found here: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Talk:Problem_with_fan_noise) at startup to control what temperature the CPU fan ...
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Booting with acpi_osi=Linux fixes fan control but breaks brightness keys

I am running Debian 8 with the 3.16 kernel on an eeePC 1001P. I have a fair bit of Linux experience but unfortunately this one has me and my google-fu at a loss. Initially almost everything worked ...
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Control fans of Samsung NP900X3E

I have a Samsung NP900X3E laptop and I would like to control the fans as one of them is making weird noise. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS with "Linux laptop 3.13.0-85-generic #129-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar ...
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Yet another fan control problem

I'm using a 32-bit Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 with MATE DE (for the record, the same issue exists on a 64-bit flavor as well, and I have had this issue with every ubuntu-based distro). It is installed on a ...
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Fans always spinning at max. speed

Previously, on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, my computer's fans were always spinning just as much as they needed to. Today I switched to the base version of Debian 8.3.0 and now they are always running at 100% ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad fan problem

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E420 (1141BRG) (Intel i3-2330M) laptop for 4 years now, and I have a problem with fan controlling and as a consequence overheating problems. This happens on Linux Mint 17....
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Overheating in Jessie

I just upgraded to Jessie and my laptop, a vostro 1710, is overheating. alexis1@debian:~$ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +62.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core ...
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Fancontrol HP laptop /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules in

I'm trying to get fancontrol working my HP Spectre 13 3000ed, because the fans are either off or annoyingly noisy. I followed this tutorial: How to control fan speed? But I got stuck with /usr/sbin/...
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no pwm-capable sensor modules installed on MSI B75MA-P45

I am using a MSI B75MA-P45 motherboard on Centos 6 and my CPU fan is currently stuck at 100%. I can see RPM of the fan and temperature inside my BIOS however when I run sensors-detect I only see CPU ...
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How to troubleshoot fan speed in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon?

I installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon over Windows 8 recently on an Acer Aspire E1-570. http://www.acer.com.au/ac/en/AU/content/model/NX.MEPSA.004 Everything seems to be working fine, however I ...
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HD 4800 lower fan speed

I've installed Linux Mint 17, most important thing for me is to lower the fan speed to 30% as I am doing in Windows because it's really too noisy. Note that the temperature stays at ~50°, so this ...
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Sometimes the CPU fan does not start

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X240, and it works well and on normal temperatures. However, sometimes the fan does not start even when running high stress processes that warm up the CPU drastically. In ...
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How can I configure the threshold when my fan sets in (laptop)

I'm using a sony vaio pro 13 with linux, but unfortunately the fan is already at maximum at only 50 degrees Celsius. How can I change the threshold it sets in? Distro is arch btw.
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How to stop CPU fan in Linux?

I use an old computer. CPU fan creates big noise. Sometimes CPU fan suddenly stops and does not work for a long time, and CPU does not get heated in these long periods, because I use very light-weight ...
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Intel Turbo Boost apparently activated for no reason?

The other day, I reinstalled my operating system (Crunchbang, fork of Debian). For some reason my fan has been running at full speed (and blowing colder-than-room-temperature air) even though I'm ...
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Fan control on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge S430 and Ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to make my thinkpad's fan run on higher speeds because of overheating. I've enabled fan_control in thinkpad-acpi module, at least I think so: $ cat /sys/module/thinkpad_acpi/parameters/...
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My Laptop Fans drive me crazy on linux and much less battery

I have a Vaio VPCEA36FG laptop and both windows.8 and elementary OS (ubuntu 12.04 kernel) installed on it. when I am in windows everything is just fine, fans work perfectly efficient and my battery ...
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Linux fan control?

For some unknown reason, my laptop fan stays on consistently. Even when I'm using less than 2% CPU and the air coming out of the vent is seemingly cooler than the air in the room, the fan always stays ...
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How to set up control for case fans in Debian Wheezy?

We'll for some days now I've been trying to get the fancontrol for my Debian Wheezy up and running. Actually (after some problems with pwmconfig not accepting my chipset, which is a AMD 770 one) now ...
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Mint fan control

I've installed Mint 15 on my Alienware m14x and can't figure out one thing. For some reason CPU overheats and fan does not respond to that. It always stays calm and quiet. How exactly I can change ...
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sensors Information about degree of adapter

In this Image (output of sensors): On the top, just below radeon-pci-0100, it says temperature +511 Deg C, does this really mean 511, will this not blow up my laptop?
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Why there are so many problems with the overheating and fan speed when installing Linux? [closed]

I don't understand it. Almost every 10th or 20th question is about fan or overheating or that the fan is too loud and the speed too big etc. And these questions are not only about laptops but often ...
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How to force the fan to always spin?

I am using ArchLinux on an HP Pavilion dv9000t which has overheating problems. I did all what I can do to get a better air flow in the laptop and put a better thermal paste but there is still a ...
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Old HP nc4400 laptop on Debian, fan turns on for 10 secs, then off for 20 secs

I run Debian 7 on an HP nc4400 laptop. This is an old laptop with an Intel Centrino chipset. It runs fine except that the fan turns on for 10 seconds, then off for 20 seconds and then on for 10 ...
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My Laptop gets hot on OpenSUSE

Recently I have installed openSUSE 12.3 on my Lenevo U410. I am using Windows on this machine too. But when I using openSUSE I realize that my laptop get much hotter than what is it in Windows. I also ...
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Find number of fans in a laptop

My laptop is always hot and CPU temp is about 80°C. I guess one of laptop fans is corrupted and another one spins in high RPM, because I hear the sound of fan speed which it is most of time is high. ...
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Despite all attempts fan is still running very loudly and fast

I am running DELL Vostro 3750, operating system Linux Mint and despite all my attempts the fan is still running very fast and loud. So far I have tried first edit Grub according to this article. Than ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Fan overspeeding

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 leaving Win 7 licensed version. But again as usual I need to fix so many issues. This time fan is generating lots of noise. It looks it is running at max speed. My ...
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Why doesn't my laptop fan ever spin down?

My laptop fan is always active, even if CPU usage is really low (less than 5%). I have a Vaio laptop with Linux and Windows, but this problem only happens with Linux.
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Does brand/hardware limit the distributions that are safe to run?

I recently tried running Fedora 16 on my laptop and had problems with the fan. In particular, the fan would start, run at full power, and never turn off. I spent a few hours online looking for ...
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How do I start the fan manually in Linux?

My fan doesn't run in Linux. I'm worried that the laptop might turn off if the temperature gets critically high. I ran the following command: dmesg | grep -I fan This gave me: ACPI: Fan [FAN0] (...
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Information about a laptop fan

Can you help me with finding all the hardware information (parameters) and configuration files about the fan in my laptop? I'm interested of the fan's parameters and configuration files that I can ...
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How to deliberately activate cooling fan of laptop?

Hi I have a laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 4000), I'd like to control the cooling fan manually. How do I do that? /proc/acpi/fan/ is empty, the fan is otherwise working well. Distro is Fedora 14.
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Setting processor fan to 100%

How can I set fans speed to 100% or more in linux ?

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