Package Details: thinkfan 0.9.3-1

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Package Base: thinkfan
Description: A minimalist fan control program. Supports the sysfs hwmon interface and thinkpad_acpi
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: FALKER
Maintainer: notizblock
Last Packager: notizblock
Votes: 153
Popularity: 1.051478
First Submitted: 2009-03-02 09:01
Last Updated: 2016-05-05 10:23

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gunar commented on 2018-03-29 22:03

We should update thinkfan.service from



ExecStart=/usr/bin/thinkfan -n

instead. This prevents thinkfan from starting as a deamon and allows us to debug it with journalctl -u thinkfan.

random-archer commented on 2016-06-26 02:03

please vote:

Alad commented on 2015-07-07 17:24

Also, the .install file should contain instructions on reloading the thinkpad_acpi module (or reboot if not possible).

Alad commented on 2015-07-07 17:14

Braces are NOT quotes, this will break when pkgdir contains spaces. srcdir is also a noop (see Creating packages on the wiki), and .install files don't have to be included in the source array.


kaptoxic commented on 2015-01-27 04:06

@smldis: not sure if this is a good solution, but I switched to using /sys/devices/virtual/thermal/thermal_zone*/temp after having similar issues (thinkfan failing to read /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0/hwmon/...)

ptrv commented on 2014-12-23 23:29

I have the problem with thinkfan, that after resuming from suspend, thinkfan quits because a sensor has vanished.

The log says:
A sensor has vanished! Exiting since there's no safe way of handling this.

If I restart the thinkfan systemd service, it works properly again.

Any suggestions how to solve this?

smldis commented on 2014-11-21 14:11

I opened a bug report here if someone wanna help:

smldis commented on 2014-10-08 19:09

Ok, I do Not want To waste our time on tricks, I just published my solution for other people here.
Thanks for your effort.

notizblock commented on 2014-10-08 18:21

@smldis, thx for your report, I'll try thinkpad_hwmon asap and try to find a solution.

smldis commented on 2014-10-08 10:40

I don't use lm-sensors. My driver interface is thinkpad_hwmon. Thank you