The last few months I’ve been wanting to adjust the fan speed on my laptop (a Lenovo 310-15ISK) through
fancontrol, but have been hesitant due to
# sensors-detect being able to “permanently damage hardware”.
However, I am able to run
$ sensors to monitor temperatures (and nothing else apparently).
$ sensors pch_skylake-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +31.0°C coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Package id 0: +30.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 0: +28.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 1: +29.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
That got me thinking, is running
# sensors-detect necessary in order for
$ sensors to be able to measure temperatures?
In other words, has
# sensors-detect been automatically executed during the installation process?
And if yes:
- Since no fan seems to be detected, does that mean I cannot adjust its speed?
- Does this make it safe to run it again, myself?