Macbook Fan Control Daemon 1.1-2-3

Fan Control Daemon for MacbookPro
Macbook Fan Control Daemon
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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
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.


(possibly others)

last updated on:
January 2nd, 2011, 19:31 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Chris Hughes
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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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