Macbook Fan Control Daemon

  1,632 downloads
1.1-2-3 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
  UNRATED
Fan Control Daemon for MacbookPro

description

download

specifications

changelog

Macbook Fan Control Daemon is a daemon that regulates the temperature of your MacbookPro by controlling the fan speed.

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.

INSTALLATION:

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.

MacbookPro5,5

(possibly others)
read more   
Last updated on January 2nd, 2011
1  
Macbook Fan Control Daemon

0 User reviews so far.

SUBMIT