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  1. #1
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    Having issues w/ fan controller. "manfactld"

    (applogies in advanced if I'm missing something obvious )
    My mac runs it's fans by defualt a little slower than it should so I downloaded "manfactld" and followed the instructions.

    http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...fanctld.1.html

    I didn't run into any problems until I ran the command
    cat /etc/macfanctl.confwhere I got to this in ther terminal.

    cat /etc/macfanctl.conf
    # Config file for macfanctl daemon
    #
    # Note: 0 < temp_X_floor < temp_X_ceiling
    # 0 < fan_min < 6200

    fan_min: 2000

    temp_avg_floor: 45
    temp_avg_ceiling: 55

    temp_TC0P_floor: 50
    temp_TC0P_ceiling: 58

    temp_TG0P_floor: 50
    temp_TG0P_ceiling: 58

    # Add sensors to be excluded here, separated by space, i.e.
    # exclude: 1 7
    # will disable reading of sensors temp1_input and temp7_input.

    exclude:

    # log_level values:
    # 0: Startup / Exit logging only
    # 1: Basic temp / fan logging
    # 2: Log all sensors


    From here I'm confused on how to config these settings. Forexample when I ran "fan min: 3000" i got

    Command 'fan' not found.


    I tried to run "
    cat /etc/macfanctl.conf fan min:3000"
    ...but got
    cat: fan: No such file or directory
    cat: 'min:3000': No such file or directory


    I'm lost on what to try, I just installed linux (lubuntu) for the first time yesterday but I won't be able to use it if I can't config the fans

    thanks, josh


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    Re: Having issues w/ fan controller. "manfactld"

    /etc/macfanctl.conf is a text file you edit, not a guide to commands to run.

    To edit it, use your favorite text editor with sudo (if your editor is a GUI program, use sudo -H). Then run sudo systemctl restart macfanctld to apply the change without rebooting.

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    Re: Having issues w/ fan controller. "manfactld"

    Thanks! works like a charm.

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    Re: Having issues w/ fan controller. "manfactld"

    You're welcome

  5. #5
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    Re: Having issues w/ fan controller. "manfactld"

    Another program that can be used to control Apple fan speeds is mbpfan. Make changes in /etc/mbpfan.conf

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