Install thinkfan fan control utility on Lenovo thinkpad laptops








I.Installation

  1. Install thinkfan from repository:
    sudo apt-get install thinkfan
  2. Enable fan control in thinkpad_acpi module configuration:
    sudo echo "options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/thinkpad_acpi.conf
  3. Reload thinkpad_acpi module:
    sudo rmmod thinkpad_acpi; sudo modprobe thinkpad_acpi
  4. Set to start thinkfan automatically at boot time:
    sudo vi /etc/defaults/thinkfan
    START=yes

II.Customization

  1. Install lm-sensors:
    sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
  2. To check the temperatures of the sensors:
    sensors
  3. To modify the thinkfan fan control settings:
    sudo vi /etc/thinkfan.conf



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