I've been using the acerfand script to get the fan
to shut off when the CPU temperature is low (by default, the fan
is on all the time), but this is supposed to be a better solution. I prebuilt the driver file and added it to the source (it's the .ko file, and works only with the 32 bit Mepis 2.6.27-1 kernel
The standard install would be
You may need to have build-essentials
this to work.
A command to install it that doesn't use make
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su -c "cp acerhdf.ko /lib/modules/2.6.27-1-mepis-smp/kernel/drivers/misc/ &&depmod -a"
You can immediately load the driver with
After either install method, you need to add the driver to /etc/modules to ensure it loads at boot:
and add a new line:
More information is in the READ_ME file. The default behaviour will now be for
to stay off until the CPU hits 67 C, then turn back off once it cools to 62 C.
If you have previously installed acerfand, you should remove it from /usr/local/bin, or wherever you have put it.
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