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=Introduction=
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[[Category:Lenovo]]
'''From the Thinkpad Fan Control website:'''
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From the Thinkpad Fan Control website:
 
:''tp-fan monitors temperatures and controls fan speed of IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. tp-fan is an open-source project released under the GPL v3.''
 
:''tp-fan monitors temperatures and controls fan speed of IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. tp-fan is an open-source project released under the GPL v3.''
  
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:''Warning: This program may damage your notebook. The author does not take any responsibility for damages caused by the use of this program.''
 
:''Warning: This program may damage your notebook. The author does not take any responsibility for damages caused by the use of this program.''
  
=Installation=
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==Installation==
  
The [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24120 tpfand daemon] can be installed from the [[AUR]].
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===tpfand===
  
Alternatively, a version that doesn't require [[HAL]] is also available from the [[AUR]]: [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=43592 tpfand-no-hal]
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{{Note|tpfand is not actively developed anymore! There's a fork called tpfanco (see below).}}
  
=Configuration=
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The {{AUR|tpfand}} daemon can be installed from the [[AUR]]. Alternatively, a version that doesn't require [[HAL]] is also available from the [[AUR]]: {{AUR|tpfand-no-hal}}
  
The configuration file for tpfand is found in '''/etc/tpfand.conf'''.  This file can be edited to adjust the fan trigger points to suit your needs.
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An additional GTK+ frontend is provided in the {{AUR|tpfan-admin}} package in the [[AUR]] which enables the monitoring of temperatures as well as the graphical adjustment of trigger points.
  
Additionally, the [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24137 tpfand-profiles] package in the [[AUR]] gives the latest fan profiles for various thinkpad models.
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===tpfanco===
  
=Running=
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Due to tpfand not beeing actively developed anymore, there's a fork called tpfanco (which in fact uses the same names for the executables as tpfand): {{AUR|tpfanco-svn}}. It may be used as a complete replacement for tpfand.
  
The tpfand daemon can be started by running (as root):
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=Configuration=
  
/etc/rc.d/tpfand start
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The configuration file for tpfand (same for tpfanco) is found in {{ic|/etc/tpfand.conf}}.  This file can be edited to adjust the fan trigger points to suit your needs.
  
or by adding tpfand to the DAEMONS line in your rc.conf:
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Additionally, the {{AUR|tpfand-profiles}} package in the [[AUR]] gives the latest fan profiles for various thinkpad models.
  
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng hal ... '''tpfand''')
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==Running==
  
=tpfan-admin=
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The tpfand daemon can be started by running (as root):
  
An additional GTK+ frontend is provided in the [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24121 tpfan-admin] package in the [[AUR]] which enables the monitoring of temperatures as well as the graphical adjustment of trigger points.
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# systemctl start tpfand
  
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or by automatically loading it on system startup:
  
[[Category:Laptops (English)]]
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# systemctl enable tpfand

Revision as of 07:03, 20 February 2013

From the Thinkpad Fan Control website:

tp-fan monitors temperatures and controls fan speed of IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. tp-fan is an open-source project released under the GPL v3.
The tpfand daemon controls the system fan in software. It can be used to make the notebook more quiet. However this will also result in higher system temperatures that may damage and/or shorten the lifespan of the computer. Since version 0.90 fan trigger temperatures can be configured separately for each temperature sensor.
This project also provides the tpfan-admin GTK+ frontend to monitor system temperature and adjust fan trigger temperatures.
Warning: This program may damage your notebook. The author does not take any responsibility for damages caused by the use of this program.

Installation

tpfand

Note: tpfand is not actively developed anymore! There's a fork called tpfanco (see below).

The tpfandAUR daemon can be installed from the AUR. Alternatively, a version that doesn't require HAL is also available from the AUR: tpfand-no-halAUR

An additional GTK+ frontend is provided in the tpfan-adminAUR package in the AUR which enables the monitoring of temperatures as well as the graphical adjustment of trigger points.

tpfanco

Due to tpfand not beeing actively developed anymore, there's a fork called tpfanco (which in fact uses the same names for the executables as tpfand): tpfanco-svnAUR. It may be used as a complete replacement for tpfand.

Configuration

The configuration file for tpfand (same for tpfanco) is found in /etc/tpfand.conf. This file can be edited to adjust the fan trigger points to suit your needs.

Additionally, the tpfand-profilesAUR package in the AUR gives the latest fan profiles for various thinkpad models.

Running

The tpfand daemon can be started by running (as root):

# systemctl start tpfand

or by automatically loading it on system startup:

# systemctl enable tpfand