pwmconfig is causing the fans to only turn on during interval parameter

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    DragonGirlsAndTrucks

      [antiX 21.1 | Dell E6420 XFR | i7-2640m]

      Using pwmconfig in combo with dell-bios-fan-control

      The fans will only run for a second, then kick off per the INTERVAL value in /etc/fancontrol – I did some testing, for 1 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, etc., and the fan would come on and shut off in accordance.

      Here is the output of /etc/fancontrol:

      INTERVAL=10
      DEVPATH=hwmon4=devices/platform/dell_smm_hwmon
      DEVNAME=hwmon4=dell_smm
      FCTEMPS=hwmon4/pwm1=hwmon4/temp1_input
      FCFANS= hwmon4/pwm1=hwmon4/fan1_input
      MINTEMP=hwmon4/pwm1=20
      MAXTEMP=hwmon4/pwm1=60
      MINSTART=hwmon4/pwm1=150
      MINSTOP=hwmon4/pwm1=100
      MINPWM=hwmon4/pwm1=0
      MAXPWM=hwmon4/pwm1=255

      I’m kind of stumped. I’m fairly new to Linux, so I’m not sure where all else to look, but I don’t have any other fan controllers installed. I’ve not had any luck finding anyone else that had this issue. Any help would be appreciated.

      • This topic was modified 4 weeks ago by DragonGirlsAndTrucks.
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      Xunzi_23

        Hi,
        you have a rare highly ruggedized device with a pretty special closed cooling system,
        it is known to run hot,

        Trying to overrule dell BIOS Fan controll may abruptly shorten the experiment.

        I think you asked elsewhere, below is probably the only place where you can hope
        for competent advice from others having the same Laptop or from Dell support.

        https://www.dell.com/community/en/categories/dell-community

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