Macs Fan Control on Linux

Do you need functionality of Macs Fan Control on Linux?

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  • No

    Votes: 1 33.3%

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startergo

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Do you need Macs Fan Control functionality on Linux? Developers may consider creating an application for Linux if there is enough interest, which for now they think there isn't. Are you willing to support such a project or pay for a license? Please share your opinions and concerns.
For all non-T2 Macs:
Linux is fully functional on your hardware and security patches will be available for your hardware unlike OSX where support for High Sierra might soon end and as you may know all you precious Nvidia cards (except Kepler based), will have to find another place to do business. In Linux you will have other possibilities to run your cards including, but not limited to hardware virtualization (KVM) GPU and NVMe pass-through etc. For protecting your hardware in this environment it is essential to have good control over your temperatures.

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Peadogie

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Do you need Macs Fan Control functionality on Linux? Developers may consider creating an application for Linux if there is enough interest, which for now they think there isn't. Are you willing to support such a project or pay for a license? Please share your opinions and concerns.
For all non-T2 Macs:
Linux is fully functional on your hardware and security patches will be available for your hardware unlike OSX where support for High Sierra might soon end and as you may know all you precious Nvidia cards (except Kepler based), will have to find another place to do business. In Linux you will have other possibilities to run your cards including, but not limited to hardware virtualization (KVM) GPU and NVMe pass-through etc. For protecting your hardware in this environment it is essential to have good control over your temperatures.

Please cast your vote!
FYI: There is an application available for Debian distros (Kubuntu in my case) that I have used on my 2012 MBP with great success. I don't know if it will work on MP's. Info for anyone interested is available here: macfanctld - Fan control for MacBook.
Note: I haven't used Linux for the last couple of years.

Anyway, maybe this will help some folks out.
 
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startergo

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FYI: There is an application available for Debian distros that I have used on my 2012 MBP with great success
I believe I tried this on the cMP. All it does is it just ramps up the speed from the default values. It looks like this is targeted only to the Macbooks where it may work well.
 
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Peadogie

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Yeah, doesn't surprise me. Just out of curiosity, did you try configuring the settings? It's kind of a pain to use, it took me a while to find the right combination.
 

startergo

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I think it only recognizes/uses 1 or 2 fans and I have 6 fans so for me it was useless. Tell you the truth there is no much choice for mac machines on Linux. MBPFAN is the only good choice for the lack of anything else, but it only uses the coretemp sensor as an input
 
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