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Enable Fan Control Support on Arch Linux

Added by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Workstation
Target version:
Start date:
07/31/2016
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.50 h
Spent time:

Description

I recently needed to add fan control support to a Dell Inspiron on Arch Linux in order to get the fans to idle properly. This is a guide on how I set up the Fan Control.

Prepare the Environment

  • Make sure the system is up to date:
    pacman -Syu
    

Install i8kutils

  • Install i8kutils from the AUR:
    yaourt -S i8kutils
    
  • Edit the i8kmon config:
    sudo nano /etc/i8kutils/i8kmon.conf:
    
    • Enable the fan control option permanently:
      set config(auto)       1
      

i8kmon Service

  • Create the i8kmon.service file:
    sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/i8kmon.service
    
    • And add the following:
      [Unit]
      Description=i8kmon
      
      [Service]
      ExecStart=/usr/bin/i8kmon -d
      Restart=always
      RestartSec=5
      
      [Install]
      WantedBy=multi-user.target
      

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#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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