fan control

Matias matiassurdi at
Sat Aug 28 07:59:32 UTC 2010

El 28/08/10 09:40, Roland Smith escribió:
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 09:10:10AM +0200, Svein Skogen (Listmail account) wrote:
>> On 27.08.2010 20:52, Roland Smith wrote:
>>> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:02:18PM +0200, Matias wrote:
>>>> Thanks for replying!
>>>> I've tried everything you mention here with no success:
>>>> The BIOS is pretty basic, just allows to select boot order, set the
>>>> date, and not much more than that. No sysctls also.
>>> Some desktop machines have a knob that you can turn which controls the fan
>>> speed.
>>> In my experience only laptops come with a ACPI thermal subdevice.
>> Then, I guess that you've not used to Asus mainboards?
> As a matter of fact I'm running a P5KPL-VM right now. No acpi_thermal sysctls
> to be found. Of course I am running powerd.
>>>> I guess that my only option to check if the hardware has the feature will be
>>>> to get windows on it and see what happens.
>>> Reading the manual is also an option. :-)
>> Have you ever seen a manual for "consumer gear" that includes the word
>> "FreeBSD" except (maybe) in the copyright notices?
> It doesn't have to. Even if it just says "Use the windoze program foo to
> control the fan speed", you know that it's possible.
> Roland

Well, the manual is almost useless. There is a bios update, but it 
scares me a bit the fact that the readme.txt included is a bit crappy 
and mentions something about a realtek networking card....probably they 
included the wrong readme.


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