Jesse Sheidlower wrote: > I have a ThinkPad T41p that has had a variety of fan problems > for some time. After my most recent repair things seemed to be > working fine, but the other day I was compiling some ports and > the machine just shut down in the middle; after some > experimentation it seemed clear that it was just overheating > under load and shutting itself off. (Looking at the > temperature sysctl showed that it was getting increasingly hot > until it crashed.) > > How can I monitor what is happening? Are there any ways I can > find out from FreeBSD if the fan is even on, or how it thinks > it is working? "systcl -a | grep fan" didn't return anything.
There are quite a few programs that can tell you CPU temperature and fan speed, like mbmon and conky, both in /usr/ports/sysutils. You could compare these parameters against data for the fan and cooler in order to ascertain whether anything is wrong with the fan. > Can I control the fan? I don't know. In any case, I would not try to control fan speed if the problem is that the fan is insufficient or out of order. -- Tore _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"