|Aug 4, 2012, 06:59 PM||#1|
Terminal Tips For Fan Control Mod?
Was using ZeD X's cool guide to adding the HD temp sensor function for a new iMac by downloading iMac Fan Control and trying to follow these instructions:
After installing it, download the modified files (include sources) on this post and them double click extracted preference panel, and for the Daemon you do the following, in the terminal:
sudo killall FanControlDaemon
sudo mv /FanControlDaemon /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon/FanControlDaemon
sudo chmod 0755 /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon/FanControlDaemon
sudo chown root:wheel /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon/FanControlDaemon
For the second command, you should put the extracted FanControlDaemon in your "/" dir ("Macintosh HD" root, or edit the command with the file path).
Can someone please walk me through how to do this in Terminal? I pasted this info and tried to navigate to right directory and inserted the Daemon, and then restarted, but it was a no go and I'm sure I made a newbie mistake...
|Aug 4, 2012, 08:33 PM||#2|
Post the output of the following command :
ls -alR /Library/StartupItems/
launchctl list | grep FanControlDaemon
In Terminal :
Space Corps Directive 34124
Last edited by kryten2; Aug 4, 2012 at 08:53 PM.
|Aug 4, 2012, 09:20 PM||#3|
drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 2 18:57 .
drwxr-xr-x+ 60 root wheel 2040 Aug 2 18:57 ..
drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 136 Jul 10 2008 FanControlDaemon
drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 136 Jul 10 2008 .
drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 2 18:57 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 28144 Jul 10 2008 FanControlDaemon
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 677 Jul 10 2008 StartupParameters.plist
2nd output: only shows Ricks-iMac:~ rickjensen1$
Screenshots attached. Wasn't sure if you meant a shot of code in terminal, or of HD folder, so attached them both.
|Aug 5, 2012, 09:19 AM||#4|
I found ZeD X's thread : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1156571
Provided you installed iMacFanControl1.2.dmg and downloaded the modified FanControlDaemon and moved it to the /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon folder. Ownership and permissions seem to be right judging from the output.
Try this in Terminal :
sudo killall FanControlDaemon SystemStarter start FanControlDaemon
Space Corps Directive 34124
|Aug 5, 2012, 11:16 AM||#5|
Well, I screwed this up. I don't know why I mess with this stuff...
No matching processes were found.
That's probably because:
I incorrectly just replaced the factory daemon exec file with the modified one in fan control by navigating through HD/Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon folder and replacing it with the downloaded file. (I thought that's what I was supposed to do based on your reply).
Now I got a message saying that fan control didn't start up and fancontrol is showing 0 rpm / 0 degree readings now...
How can I put the correct exec back in ASAP?
SHOWING: Insecure Startup Item disabled. “/Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.
Last edited by Turboguy; Aug 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM. Reason: More Info
|Aug 5, 2012, 11:38 AM||#6|
OK, so I did this: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/fd7...om-airplanefan
Then re-installed the software to get the fancontrol pane working again...
HD temp is still 0. Thoughts?
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