Fedora Hardware :: Control Fan Speed For My Graphics Card ?
Feb 5, 2010
I've installed f11 on my machine and am wondering how to control the fan speed for my graphics card, its a asus EAH4850 (single slot, fan starts automatically at around 10% speed).
The card goes at around 85 degrees Celsius with stardard speed with no 3d, and 110+ when running any 3d application, wich then causes it to not respond. i have to set it to around 60% speed for safe temperature.
I'm used to windows, there i could either use the asus smart doctor or the catalyst control center to adjust fan speed, i'm looking for a linux alternative.
I'm running openSUSE 11.4 with GNOME. I have an EVGA nvidia GTX 285 installed, which is equipped with a variable speed fan. I'm running the nvidia driver package which includes the nvidia X Server Settings utility. The utility allows me to view the fan speed as a percentage of its maximum speed but does not allow adjustment. It appears that the speed remains at the card default of 40% regardless of GPU or card temp. When running certain graphic-intensive applications my card runs quite hot (sometimes >70 degrees C). Although this isn't hot enough to burn the card up in the short term, it is certainly hot enough to shorten my video card's lifespan.
So, the question is how do I set up my system so I can increase the fan speed to 50% or better yet, get it to increase as the GPU temp increases? The nvidia X Server Settings help indicates that fan speed is adjustable after enabling coolbits, but coolbits is not installed on my system and is not available from the default repositories. What is the easiest way to obtain, install and enable coolbits? I have no intention of overclocking my card. It was too expensive to risk damage to the card.
Just installed the latest ubuntu on my PC. When I was running windows I had a tool called asus smartdoctor which allowed me to vary my video card fan speed. I really need to increase this fan speed as my video card overheats. Is there a unbuntu compatable program that would allow me to change the fan speed or do I need to install Wine and run smart doctor that way?
I have problem with funs speed in my fujitsu rx100 s6 server, rpm funs is 3000 ? I think it is not standard speed funs. On windows 2008 server funs works quietly. Fujitsu supports only windows servers, red-hat enterp. and suse enterp. Is there any software to control speed fans?
I have a Radeon 3870 (rv670) that seems to work great with fc13 out of the box, with one exception. The stock fan is constantly running full speed. It's too loud. Proprietary drivers don't support fc13 yet. Has anyone found a way to make this work?Edit: The best I could do was switch to ubuntu, install fglrx and then issue the following cli commandCode:aticonfig --pplib-cmd "set fanspeed 0 15"
In Fedora 10, I cannot get to the installer because it shows these messed up strips graphics (its not due to my graphic card, my graphic card is supported 7600gt) in non-quiet install it shows logical errors and i/o errors.
Laptop is Dell Latitude C600/C500 with Pentium III 850Mhz, 256Kb L2 Cache, 256MB RAM, ATI M3 video card, HD 20005 MB and sound card is EES Maestro 3i. After trying to do something with Windows 2000 which was installed on the machine, I decided to put Linux without keeping windows on the machine. First I try with Xubuntu (latest version) which was working but slowly, then I found that Debian could work fine on that machine. I have installed latest version 5.08 and was surprised how goodly old machine can work. I solved problems with screen resolution (change from 800x600 to 1024x768) but I couldn't find solution how to fix problem with sound.
Actually I don't have sound on the machine. I looked for a linux driver for that sound card and Dell is only providing windows drivers. Then I found that I can solve the problem with ALSA drivers but I couldn't find the easy way (or any way at all) to install drivers and to get back the sound. When I click on 'Volume Control' (top right corner of the screen) I get the message: 'Volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control. This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plugins installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured.'
I have a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 motherboard with integrated graphics that shows up on lspci as an ATI Radeon 2100. I also bought a PCI-Express Nvidia graphics card so I could use the VDPAU feature on Linux (plays H.264 in hardware). The BIOS has three settings about which display to initialize first:
I cannot get anything, not even a splash screen or POST messages, to emerge from the PCI-Express graphics card. (I'm using a DVI connector; the card also has an HDMI output.)I cannot get the kernel lspci to see the graphics card; the only VGA controller it acknowledges is the integrated one.Running dmidecode acknowledges the existence of an x16 PCI Express slot, and it says
Current usage: Unknown
There is an additional BIOS setting called "Internal Graphics Mode" which is normally set to "Auto" which means it is supposed to prefer a PCI Express VGA card. I set it to "Disabled" which now means I'm getting no output at all. I will soon be learning how to do a BIOS reset!
Other information: The PCI-E card is a MSI N210-MD512H GeForce 210. This is a fanless card. Although there are no fans to see turning, the heat sink on the PCI-E card is definitely getting hot, so the card is getting some sort of power.It gets all its power from the PCI-E slot; there is no external power connector.The BIOS is an AMI Award BIOS.how can I make the PCI Express graphics card visible to Ubuntu?
I am running Fedora 13 with a motherboard that doesn't have onboard graphics, so I had to put a PCIE card in to do the install.
However, I am using the box as a file server so I don't need graphics, and would like to be able to use the PCIE card for another computer.
So I took the card out and powered on, waited about 3 minutes and then typed in the login details. I then tried to SSH into it from another computer and couldn't connect, so it must not have booted up properly (I tried a few times to make sure).
I have read about a similar problem that occurs on Fedora 9 when there is no monitor attached - this is apparently solved by adding "nomodeset" to the grub entry, but that didn't work.
There is no X or Gnome/KDE installed and the default runlevel is 3.
PS - also, usually when the power button is pressed there is a pause before it powers off, but without a graphics card the power button turns it off immediately no matter how long you have waited.
I need to test network card throughput and speed between two computers, one is running Fedora and other running Windows 7. Usually I would use netperf to perform this task, however I can't find Windows build of netperf. Can anyone recommend any network evaluation tool, similar to netperf (clien/server) which has both Windows and Linux versions.
How do I go about changing the fan speed? My laptop is running hotter than normal and although its not melting the case I'd rather turn the fan up to increase cooling if possible. Noise is not a concern as I normally have music playing anyway.
I just got a graphics card ATI installed on my fedora 10. I would like to see the functioning of the same with some kind of game. Any suggestions for game under fedora 10 to see the graphics application.
I have the latest everything (kernel, nvidia drivers and kde) and there seems to be a problem in that if I click on the K menu, or grouped windows in the taskbar, or anything in the notification area which causes the computer to freeze for 7 - 12 seconds. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
It's an AMD 64 dual core with a GeForce 210 pci-x graphics card. The issue happens either with out without compositing.
I'm going to be building a new desktop computer and I'm trying to decide between either an ati or nvidia graphics card. I've previously only used integrated intel graphics in my laptop and I've never had any problems. However, from looking at the forums it looks like neither ati nor nvidia will be quite as smooth. What's the current consensus for ease of use?
The specs on my Pavilion DV6 says it has a 5650 Radeon HD card.lspci shows:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Redwood [Radeon HD 5600 Series] (rev ff)TWO cards? Currently the first one shows up in the system information but, knowing it has a 5600 series card,I'm guessing the laptop has a cheaper model with a 4200 integrated card where mine has a 5650 added...thus both showing up. I need to figure out a way to ignore the 4200 card and use the second.
Both drivers are contained in the same package from Radeon. The system information shows VESA:M880G as the driver. How do I go about blacklisting the M880G driver so the other one ('Redwood', guessing from the content of the lspci output) can be loaded?Or am I completely wrong about what needs to happen here? I do not see anywhere in the bios where I can deactivate the 4200 chip. After checking the specs on the laptop (and it's other derivates), i twould seem that there is no 4200 series card on any of the cheaper machines....no sure hwat gives. I've downloaded some stuff on X and see if I can create a xorg.conf that will load the appropriate driver.
I'm likely going to remove the akmod proprietary drivers and go with the open source 'radeon' for a while to see how it goes.[/edit]EDIT 2:The thing thats going on here is 'hybrid graphics' which I had heard of in desktop but didn't realize that it was in laptops.There is currently work going on to get the configuration working properly. The 4200 card is supposed to run when on batteries and switching automatically to the 5650 when the power is plugged in.
I have a Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86Ghz CPU and I have attached a Zalman heatsink & fan to it for extra cooling. However, the default fan speed is very high and it is too loud and definitely unnecessary. So I use this program in Windows called EasyTune5 (which is for gigabyte motherboards, the brand my motherboard is) and I can set the default speed to zero or 1. There are values between 0 and 100, 100 being full speed of the fan. Setting it to a low value like 0 or 1 makes it very quite. Of course the speed of the fan goes up when the CPU heats up or is being utilized more BUT most of the times during idle, its back to being really quite.
Does ubuntu have any software that can do this? I know there are software to check the cpu temp but i need one to actually control the default fan speed.
I got a new computer and got it running Slackware64-current. It's motherboard is an ASUS M4A88TD-M and it's processor is an AMD Phenom II x4 965. I decided to get some chassis fans to improve it's thermal performance. But, since I started the computer after installing the new fan (only one of the 3 I got) the fan's speed is at max and it's very noisy. I'd like Slackware to control it's speed according to temperatures from lm-sensors. Output of # sensors-detect can be found here. Kernel is stock -current 18.104.22.168. Output of # lspci is here.
Code: gtl@coruscant:~$ sensors atk0110-acpi-0 Adapter: ACPI interface Vcore Voltage: +1.31 V (min = +0.85 V, max = +1.60 V) +3.3 Voltage: +3.34 V (min = +2.97 V, max = +3.63 V) +5 Voltage: +5.08 V (min = +4.50 V, max = +5.50 V) +12 Voltage: +12.03 V (min = +10.20 V, max = +13.80 V) CPU FAN Speed: 2170 RPM (min = 600 RPM) CHASSIS FAN Speed:3409 RPM (min = 600 RPM) CPU Temperature: +40.0C (high = +60.0C, crit = +95.0C) MB Temperature: +32.0C (high = +45.0C, crit = +75.0C) k10temp-pci-00c3 Adapter: PCI adapter temp1: +0.0C (high = +70.0C, crit = +99.5C)
I want to install a new graphics card, Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT, into my system running Fedora 12, x86_64.
* Should I install the hardware into the system first? * Or should I download the proper drivers and install them first, before hardware? * Do I need to disable or remove drivers for my integrated graphics card (Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics) before I do anything?
I am thinking about buying a new computer. It has ATI Radeon HD 3000 Graphics. Does Fedora 14 support ATI Radeon HD 3000 Graphicst? Will I have to install a driver and if so where would I download the driver?
I installed Karmic 64-bit on a new Phenom X4 Quad-Core PC. I've replaced the stock CPU cooler with a Cooler Master Hyper TX3, enabled all fan control settings in the BIOS, switched their profiles on silent, enabled the Cool n' Quiet option as well but my CPU fan is still noisy and seem to be running up to the max number of RPM, thus ignoring BIOS specifications. Besides this I can tell there is something wrong with it since even the CPU is on idle or with just the regular browsing, media player operations, PC sometimes freezes or is automatically rebooted .
I installed lm-sensors and went through all the sensors-detect operations (output attached to this post) but it doesn't show anything else but the CPU and HDD temperature which is always 40 Celsius degrees.
I'm trying to control the fan speed on my laptop (IBM Thinkpad T43.) I used lsmod and saw that the thinkpad_acpi module was already load, but I know I need the fan_control=1 option so I did this:
$modprobe thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1. Then I did: $echo level 7 > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan and I get an error: write error: Invalid argument
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, Also, if I wanted to load the module thinkpad_acpi at boot time with the fan_control=1 option, should I add it to /etc/rc.modules? In other words, does the rc.modules file override udev? And do I need to remove the module before reloading it with the fan_control=1 option?
I really need some control over my fan speed, as it seems by laptop is running rather hot.