Macbook Fan Control Daemon 1.1-2-3

Fan Control Daemon for MacbookPro
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)

last updated on:
January 2nd, 2011, 19:31 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Chris Hughes
homepage:
gtk-apps.org
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Utilities

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What's New in version 1.02-1
  • Fixed daemon initscript PID file issue. Published for Maverick.
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