Fan control with nouveau controller ?
On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 22:16 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Linuxguy123 writes:
> > On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 19:46 -0600, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > > I'm running a fully up to date F14 installation on my laptop.
> > >
> > > For various reasons today I uninstalled the nvidia driver and installed
> > > the nouveau driver. My laptop has a GeForce 8800 GTS video card.
> > >
> > > Everything works but I can hear the video fan running constantly which
> > > is annoying and wasteful of the battery.
> > >
> > > How do I get the video fan under control ?
> > For whatever reason, my video fan just throttled down. ???? Something
> > to do with the first run ?
> Are you certain that you're hearing the GPU fan, and not the CPU fan?
I'm pretty sure its the GPU fan. I know what the CPU fan is like
because I've heard it since I got it. I installed the nouveau driver
today and for the first time I heard the GPU fan by itself.
Furthermore, not only does it sound different, it comes from a different
part of the laptop. Interesting experience.
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