Lubuntu: acerhdf.conf

John Hupp lubuntu at prpcompany.com
Sat May 31 16:33:13 UTC 2014


Great idea Phill (if we can solve it). I found that there was no *buntu 
documentation on the topic.

On 5/30/2014 9:32 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hi,
>
> thanks for keeping us updated. Once you have solved it, I'd like your 
> experience of what you find to get it into a wiki area for people who 
> come after you.
>
> Regards,
>
> Phill.
>
>
> On 31 May 2014 02:12, John Hupp <lubuntu at prpcompany.com 
> <mailto:lubuntu at prpcompany.com>> wrote:
>
>     I correct myself: fancontrol does have to be installed
>     separately.  It includes pwmconfig.
>
>     When I ran sudo pwmconfig, it reported "There are no pwm-capable
>     sensor modules installed."
>
>     This despite the fact that sensors-detect *did* find a sensor that
>     it could use and configured the coretemp module to load in support
>     of that.
>
>     I don't have a conclusion yet, but clearly I would have hoped for
>     pwmconfig to find something that fancontrol could govern.
>
>
>     On 5/30/2014 8:20 PM, John Hupp wrote:
>>     You say that you installed lm-sensors (and fancontrol, although I
>>     think fancontrol is simply part of the lm-sensors package) and
>>     detail some things about lsmod and the desired fan control settings.
>>
>>     But when you ran sensors-detect, what did it detect, and what if
>>     any modules did it proposed to install?
>>
>>     I say this because the README warns regarding laptops:
>>
>>     HARDWARE SUPPORT
>>     ----------------
>>
>>         To find out what hardware you have, just run 'sensors-detect'
>>     as root.
>>
>>         Most modern mainboards incorporate some form of hardware
>>     monitoring chips.
>>         These chips read things like chip temperatures, fan rotation
>>     speeds and
>>         voltage levels. There are quite a few different chips which
>>     can be used by
>>         mainboard builders for approximately the same results.
>>
>>         Laptops, on the other hand, rarely expose any hardware monitoring
>>         chip. They often have some BIOS and/or ACPI magic to get the CPU
>>         temperature value, but that's about it. For such laptops, the
>>     lm-sensors
>>         package is of no use (sensors-detect will not find anything),
>>     and you have
>>         to use acpi instead.
>>
>>         This package doesn't contain chip-specific knowledge. It will
>>     support all
>>         the hardware monitoring chips your kernel has drivers for. In
>>     other words,
>>         if you find out that you have unsupported hardware (e.g.
>>     sensors-detect
>>         told you so) then it means that you need a more recent
>>     kernel, or you
>>         even need to wait for a new kernel driver to be written.
>>     Updating the
>>         lm-sensors package itself will not help.
>>
>>
>>     On 5/29/2014 4:34 AM, Morten Bjerremann Nielsen wrote:
>>>     Thank you, for the answer Israel.
>>>
>>>     I will try to give you the info, in this reply:)
>>>
>>>     My CPU is a 64bit (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz).
>>>
>>>     The output of the lshw is attached as a text file, with this reply.
>>>
>>>     I haven't had this running on any previous version, but i'm currently
>>>     running Linux V5-572G 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2
>>>     23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux.
>>>
>>>     It's my first time running Lubuntu on this computer.
>>>
>>>     Hope you can help.
>>>
>>>     -- Med venlig hilsen / Best regards Morten Bjerremann Nielsen On
>>>     Tue, 2014-05-27 at 20:47 -0500, Israel wrote:
>>>>     >Hi, it would help to know more about your processor... it looks like you
>>>>     >have intel, so is it 32bit or 64?
>>>>     >a more exact model name would also be helpful, to others who know more
>>>>     >about this...
>>>>     >The command lshw (or rather 'sudo lshw') will list out your hardware.
>>>>     >please run it as sudo, so a more complete output it generated.
>>>>     >you can output it into a file by running something like:
>>>>     >sudo lshw > lshw.txt
>>>>     >
>>>>     >Thanks!  Also, it is usually very useful to know the exact Kernel and
>>>>     >version of the OS you are using
>>>>     >uname -a will show all the info about the kernel version
>>>>     >and I am guessing you might be using 14.04...
>>>>     >
>>>>     >Also... have you had this working in a previous version, or is this the
>>>>     >first time you have used Lubuntu on this computer?
>>>>     >
>>>>     >On 05/27/2014 12:42 PM, Morten Bjerremann Nielsen wrote:
>>>>>     > >Hi everyone.
>>>>>     > >
>>>>>     > >I'm trying to get the "acerhdf.conf" to work on my Acer Aspire V5-572G.
>>>>>     > >
>>>>>     > >I've installed the "lm-sensors" and "fancontrol" as well, but nothing
>>>>>     > >works.
>>>>>     > >
>>>>>     > >My wish, is for the fans to constantly run a little, because i game a
>>>>>     > >lot and wan't my computer to run cool.
>>>>>     > >
>>>>>     > >This is the settings I wish to use:
>>>>>     > >"options acerhdf kernelmode = 1 fanon = 45000 fanoff = 40000"
>>>>>     > >
>>>>>     > >And this is the output of "lsmod":
>>>>>     > >Module                  Size  Used by
>>>>>     > >ctr                    13049  3
>>>>>     > >ccm                    17773  3
>>>>>     > >bbswitch               13943  0
>>>>>     > >dm_crypt               23177  0
>>>>>     > >acer_wmi               32522  0
>>>>>     > >sparse_keymap          13948  1 acer_wmi
>>>>>     > >rfcomm                 69160  8
>>>>>     > >intel_rapl             18773  0
>>>>>     > >bnep                   19624  2
>>>>>     > >x86_pkg_temp_thermal    14205  0
>>>>>     > >intel_powerclamp       14705  0
>>>>>     > >kvm_intel             143060  0
>>>>>     > >kvm                   451511  1 kvm_intel
>>>>>     > >crct10dif_pclmul       14289  0
>>>>>     > >crc32_pclmul           13113  0
>>>>>     > >ghash_clmulni_intel    13259  0
>>>>>     > >snd_hda_codec_hdmi     46207  1
>>>>>     > >snd_hda_codec_realtek    61438  1
>>>>>     > >aesni_intel            55624  379
>>>>>     > >aes_x86_64             17131  1 aesni_intel
>>>>>     > >lrw                    13286  1 aesni_intel
>>>>>     > >gf128mul               14951  1 lrw
>>>>>     > >glue_helper            13990  1 aesni_intel
>>>>>     > >ablk_helper            13597  1 aesni_intel
>>>>>     > >cryptd                 20359  189
>>>>>     > >ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel,ablk_helper
>>>>>     > >snd_hda_intel          52355  1
>>>>>     > >snd_hda_codec         192906  3
>>>>>     > >snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
>>>>>     > >uvcvideo               80885  0
>>>>>     > >snd_hwdep              13602  1 snd_hda_codec
>>>>>     > >videobuf2_vmalloc      13216  1 uvcvideo
>>>>>     > >binfmt_misc            17468  1
>>>>>     > >joydev                 17381  0
>>>>>     > >videobuf2_memops       13362  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
>>>>>     > >snd_pcm               102099  3
>>>>>     > >snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
>>>>>     > >serio_raw              13462  0
>>>>>     > >videobuf2_core         40664  1 uvcvideo
>>>>>     > >snd_page_alloc         18710  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
>>>>>     > >videodev              134688  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
>>>>>     > >snd_seq_midi           13324  0
>>>>>     > >snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
>>>>>     > >arc4                   12608  2
>>>>>     > >snd_rawmidi            30144  1 snd_seq_midi
>>>>>     > >ath3k                  13318  0
>>>>>     > >ath9k                 164164  0
>>>>>     > >btusb                  32412  0
>>>>>     > >ath9k_common           13551  1 ath9k
>>>>>     > >ath9k_hw              453856  2 ath9k_common,ath9k
>>>>>     > >lpc_ich                21080  0
>>>>>     > >ath                    28698  3 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath9k_hw
>>>>>     > >bluetooth             395423  23 bnep,ath3k,btusb,rfcomm
>>>>>     > >mac80211              626489  1 ath9k
>>>>>     > >snd_seq                61560  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
>>>>>     > >rtsx_pci_ms            18151  0
>>>>>     > >snd_seq_device         14497  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
>>>>>     > >cfg80211              484040  3 ath,ath9k,mac80211
>>>>>     > >snd_timer              29482  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
>>>>>     > >memstick               16966  1 rtsx_pci_ms
>>>>>     > >snd                    69238  13
>>>>>     > >snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
>>>>>     > >soundcore              12680  1 snd
>>>>>     > >mei_me                 18627  0
>>>>>     > >mei                    82274  1 mei_me
>>>>>     > >nvidia              10675249  27
>>>>>     > >parport_pc             32701  0
>>>>>     > >wmi                    19177  1 acer_wmi
>>>>>     > >ppdev                  17671  0
>>>>>     > >mac_hid                13205  0
>>>>>     > >coretemp               13435  0
>>>>>     > >lp                     17759  0
>>>>>     > >parport                42348  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
>>>>>     > >hid_generic            12548  0
>>>>>     > >usbhid                 52616  0
>>>>>     > >hid                   106148  2 hid_generic,usbhid
>>>>>     > >rtsx_pci_sdmmc         23274  0
>>>>>     > >i915                  783485  2
>>>>>     > >psmouse               102222  0
>>>>>     > >i2c_algo_bit           13413  1 i915
>>>>>     > >drm_kms_helper         52758  1 i915
>>>>>     > >ahci                   25819  1
>>>>>     > >libahci                32168  1 ahci
>>>>>     > >drm                   302817  5 i915,drm_kms_helper,nvidia
>>>>>     > >r8169                  67581  0
>>>>>     > >rtsx_pci               45956  2 rtsx_pci_ms,rtsx_pci_sdmmc
>>>>>     > >mii                    13934  1 r8169
>>>>>     > >video                  19476  2 i915,acer_wmi
>>>>>     > >
>>>>>     > >
>>>>>     > >Hope one of you out there has a solution to my problem.
>>>>>     > >
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