If you want to use it as daemon you must create the config file yourself. Default is 2 seconds. Post as a guest Name. In doubt start with low values and gradually rise them until the fans are not always on when the cpu is idle. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.

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Kernel module loading problem. Clicking with the middle button will set the fan to high speed and clicking with the right button will switch the fan off.

Are you new to LinuxQuestions. The time now is The control menu has three items: Kernel Mailing Lists – Listing of mailing lists hosted on kernel. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

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A problem kernel module – Where is it loaded? They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux kenrel and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

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I have it set to only turn on the fan at 70 C, but when I close my laptop and open it again, it starts turning on the fan at some random temperature between 53 C and 60 C. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.


Restarting the i8kmon service seems to fix the problem temporarily. What some have suggested is I add the command to the profile and ignore the errors. If not, you’re good. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.

When the high threshold is reached the program switches to state 1 left low, right off which has a high threshold of 70 degrees and a low threshold of 50 degrees. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

If you need to reset your password, click here. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. It must be rembered that the low threshold of state 0 must be “-“1 and the high threshold of state 3 must be Default is C Celsius.

The automatic fan control can also be turned on in the control popup menu which is invoked by clicking with the left mouse button on the temperature label. Figured out what was wrong. I had this working the other day so I’m scratching my head.


Then you just run i8kfan 0 0 on resume and the issue is solved. Email Required, but never shown.

Technical articles only, please! I’m going to report a bug when I get some spare ,ernel but for the moment going to keep the module out.

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Sorry if this is the wrong place for questions.


I disabled it briefly to confirm that this module was the problem and the laptop seemed ok but I didn’t tax it just in case. Geometry should be 24×24, 36×36 or 48×48 to fit the size of the gnome panel.

Sign up using Facebook. Useful values are in the range of seconds.