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FreeBSD & FANs

Occasional Visitor

FreeBSD & FANs

HP ProliantDL320 has a fun system, that default run full stream and
creates a lot of noise. Problem in that the system does not find
ACPI devices or other similar devices which could operate with fan
Florian Heigl (new acc)
Honored Contributor

Re: FreeBSD & FANs

FreeBSD 5.x comes with some acpi support but I think that is not to the extent of controlling fans.

the right place for Your question would be the freebsd-questions mailing list:

please attach important parts of a dmesg created by booting with boot -v to Your question.

If this feature is not yet implemented and it exists on linux, You might well file a problem report to make developers aware of the problem.
yesterday I stood at the edge. Today I'm one step ahead.
Mogens Kjaer
Frequent Advisor

Re: FreeBSD & FANs

Yesterday, I went to Linuxforum here
in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This is the yearly event for Linux/BSD/Open
source people in this area.

One of the developers at HP gave a presentation

The hpasm tool, which controls the fans and
lets you query the state of powersupplies, etc., is available now for BSD.

I don't run BSD, so unfortunately I didn't
write down the URL, but it should be available
"real soon" at
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: FreeBSD & FANs

I don't think that you'll be able to manage fans from freebsd, but you can control them using utilities from Proliant SmartCD.