Macbook Fan Control Daemon 1.1-2-3
Fan Control Daemon for MacbookPro
Who needs it?
If you've installed ubuntu/debian on your macbook and the fans are not turning on, causing the laptop to get excessively hot during use.
How do I get it?
First make sure you've installed applesmc-dkms from this repository https://launchpad.net/~mactel-support/+archive/ppa
If your fans still are not coming on after installing this and rebooting, then you need this app.
Add the PPA (package archive) to your software sources.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hughescih/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install mbfancontrol
Help build a hardware database:
I need your help to complete all the model info for various mac computers. If this app works or doesn't work, let us know either way.
To make it work, I need to know the number of fans your unit has,
the specific model number found by the command:
sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name
and the input sensor that reads cpu temperature. Find this by installing sensors-applet:
sudo apt-get install sensors-applet
Then add this applet to your panel, and figure out which sensor number is acting as CPU temperature (the one that goes up when you open a CPU-intensive application, e.g. flash player or system monitor).
What models are known to work:
So far all models with one fan and the cpu temperature reading on input #5.
Macbook Fan Control Daemon
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What's New in version 1.02-1
- Fixed daemon initscript PID file issue. Published for Maverick.