• Concerns about sensors-detect dangers (trying to adjust fan speeds)


    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?
  • I should also mention that neither can # tlp-stat measure the fan speed:

    +++ Temperatures
    CPU temp               =    31 [°C]
    Fan speed              = (not available)
    

    (sorry, for some reason I could not edit my initial post)

  • Use sensors-detect as root to detect and generate a list of kernel modules.
    Note: A systemd service is automatically enabled if users answer YES when asked about generating /etc/conf.d/lm_sensors.
    Answering YES also automatically starts the service (immediately)

    Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lm_sensors

    But mostly it is not hanging sensors output to get more sensors visible…
    Some sensors modules seems to be not ctiv without so give it a try, it will not harm your system in mostly all cases ( 😉 )

    For more info read the link…

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  • so to go more detailed about the “danger” https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=193048

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