Tiny widget to control your ThinkPad's fan speed
Has automatic fan control of your ThinkPad made your knees flame and bodily fluids boil?
Maybe you're fine with your laptop running hot but you want to quickly switch it to full fan speed, get to bed with it and get no burns?
Look no further!
This little indicator (taskbar widget) will let you change the fan speed with just a scroll over it.
- Linux with acpi_thinkpad module (if you don't know what it is, you have it)
- Root access (if you know how to bypass that, let me know)
- Obviously, an IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad
Enabling fan control
Check if you have
/proc/acpi/ibm/fan file in your system. If not, try loading acpi_thinkpad module with command
The next step is enabling manual control over the fans. Create file
/etc/modprobe.d/50-thinkfan.conf with content
options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1.
Reboot and you're all set.
An appropriate package is called python3-gobject in SUSE and Fedora, python3-gi in Debian and Ubuntu, python-gobject in Arch btw.
An appropriate package is called libappindicator3-1 in most distros, libappindicator-gtk3 in Arch.
Installation & Usage
ThinkIndicator can be installed from PyPI with command
pip install thinkindicator. You can then run it with command
You can also download it from git:
git clone https://github.com/przemub/thinkindicator cd thinkindicator ./start.sh
Start ThinkIndicator using your preferred method. You should see a number or letter signifying the current fan status in your taskbar. Click on it to change the mode. If you are in a manual mode (signified by a number) then you can scroll on the indicator to change the speed level.
If shit hits the fan (haha) let me know via the Issues tab.
THIS SOFTWARE IS DISTRIBUTED UNDER NO RESPONSIBILITY ACCEPTED FOR THE RESULTS OF ITS USAGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRYING YOUR LAPTOP, TESTICLES OR OVARIES.
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