Package Details: perfmode 3.4.1-15

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Package Base: perfmode
Description: A fan-control utility for ASUS TUF Gaming series of Laptops
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Keywords: asus gaming performance
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: icebarf
Maintainer: icebarf
Last Packager: icebarf
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-22 07:47 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-10-15 03:06 (UTC)

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icebarf commented on 2023-02-25 07:08 (UTC)

Bugfix with version 3.3.1 has been released which fixed the bug with get option for fan and thermal operators.

icebarf commented on 2023-02-24 18:29 (UTC)

The new 2023 update (v3.3.0) with a slew of changes is out!

Read the changelog here:

Reply to this comment or email me if facing issues. Thank you!

icebarf commented on 2022-03-14 13:59 (UTC)

Release version 3.2.5 is put out!

Chinaboy5216 commented on 2021-12-23 02:16 (UTC)

Thank you so much for supporting the TUF!! Big fan of your work here!!

icebarf commented on 2021-12-23 02:03 (UTC)

Actually I'm rewriting perfmode. The old codebase was considerably bad.

Once I'm done writing and testing I'll look at controlling different RGB Modes for the keyboard. To my knowledge, the default driver doesn't provide a interface for controlling kbd backlight modes. But Faustus does provide an interface, so I'll try to add support for that.

As for permanently shutting down the keyboard, I'll see what I can do about that. Thank you for using perfmode.

Chinaboy5216 commented on 2021-12-23 01:50 (UTC)

Thank you for the feedback on the fans!!

As i know the RGB keyboard is a problem to control, as a non gamer though i was hoping for a solution just to turn it off completely but so far i haven't found anything that can do this.

Sorry for the noob thing, only changed recently to Linux after +30 years as W*ndows user.

icebarf commented on 2021-12-23 01:20 (UTC)

@Chinaboy5216 the default driver provides either: fan_boost_mode or throttle_thermal_policy.

The first file does not retain its contents after reboot/hibernation.

And both of these files control both fans, as I have tested on my own TUF laptop, when set to turbo mode using perfmode as I have experienced when running games.

Chinaboy5216 commented on 2021-12-22 23:53 (UTC) (edited on 2021-12-22 23:55 (UTC) by Chinaboy5216)

perfmode -l max returns: Perfmode: Insufficient permissions! Run perfmode with superuser permissions - sudo or doas

sudo perfmode -l max returns: Perfmode: Keyboard Backlight level set

cat /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness returns: 3

One small question, as the TUF has 2 fans does perfmode control both fans? Just a i would like to know thingy here though.

icebarf commented on 2021-12-22 02:12 (UTC)

@Chinaboy5216 hi! can you please send me the output of:

perfmode -l max

or any other led option.

Also please can you post the output of:

cat /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness

Chinaboy5216 commented on 2021-12-22 01:07 (UTC)

Fan control working great on Asus TUF FA506QM, keyboard backlight control doesn't work but that's most likely due to the laptop being too new (2021 version TUF)