My laptop has recently been having problems with running too hot - even to the point where the auto shutdown has kicked in. It doesn't matter how hot the CPU gets, the fan doesn't seem to increase much in speed at all.
I've tried following the instructions on both https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Le … an_control and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Th … an_Control but I simply cannot get either tpfand or tpfan-admin running.
Both fail with a variation on this error message:
Fatal error: unable to set fanspeed, enable watchdog or read temperature Please make sure you are root and a recent thinkpad_acpi module is loaded with fan_control=1
I am running as root and the thinkpad_acpi module is loaded with fan_control=1 as evidenced by:
[root@moses misc]# modprobe -c | grep thinkpad_acpi options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1 alias acpi*:IBM0068:* thinkpad_acpi alias acpi*:LEN0068:* thinkpad_acpi alias dmi:bvnIBM:bvrI[MU]ET??WW* thinkpad_acpi alias tpacpi thinkpad_acpi
Why isn't this working?
Edit: Nevermind, it seems I simply hadn't rebooted after a kernel upgrade!
Last edited by phunni (2013-11-07 16:35:25)