Hello, the following post aims to facilitate the installation and use of an app aimed at managing fans of the Nvidia video boards (Series GT, GTX and RTX) when making use of the proprietary drivers of the same brand.

As you know, the fans of the latest editions of Nvidia boards are just starting to turn on at high levels of temperature, which translates into gaming at risky temperatures, Windows would make use of some of the popular apps offered by the manufacturers of license plates. video to control the ventilation of the same. While in Linux, this task is to enter the unknown. This app aims to facilitate this task at levels comparable to those of Windows, here the steps necessary for a proper installation of the app:

Preparation prior to installation:

1. Open the terminal and escribir sudo nvidia-settings

2. X Server Display Configuration, hacer clic en Save to X Configuration File y colocar /etc/X11/xorg.conf como la carpeta de destino, no otra, ya que el archivo no funcionará de otro modo.

Graphic visualization of the aforementioned.

Note that the file does not exist in the described path. It will be generated automatically after being saved.

3. Again in the terminal put sudo deepin-editor /etc/X11/xorg.conf

4. Go to the section device and write, respecting the text lines and structure, Option "Coolbits" "4"

5. This step is optional, but useful, in the section monitor, to write Option "DPI" "96 x 96", this will make the letters when writing the password and in some games or apps rendered by the board are not so small.

6. Restart.

After the reboot, if you open the Nvidia configuration panel you will see this:

A new section within "thermal settings"That allows control of the fans, seeing this will mean that the steps have been done well.

Now proceed with the installation of the app, available the same in the repository Deepines 2.0

sudo apt update && sudo apt install nvidia-fan-control

As you can see, the app is simple to use, it is about configuring the curve in which the fan (s) of the video card will run, click on "on" and then to "save settings" For greater ease of use it is recommended to enable both for the same app as for the Nvidia panel, execution at startup. Leave running in the background so that the curve continues to work. To finish I leave the specifications of the app:

    • Exclusive to the proprietary drivers of Nvidia (Does not work with the free Nouveau).
    • At the moment it has not been able to make it work in solutions for laptops like Prime or Bumblebee.
  • Suitable for SLI, allowing configuration of the fans of up to six video cards.
  • Lightweight, it does not occupy more than 25MB of running RAM.
  • Possibility to change the temperature revision time values ​​between 1 and 120 seconds.
  • Made in Python and PyQt, giving the latter advantage of allowing to adapt to the light and dark themes of Deepin.

I hope you find it very useful, greetings!

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Very useful article Oscar OrtizOscar Ortiz Surely it will be a lot of help for many.

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It is likely that you have to have the libxnvctrl library installed for the control of the extensions and probably also the nvidia-utils, anyway in a good start to have more control over the fans, and more when the infernal summer approaches 😉
Good article, Thanks for sharing


Very good, however, how do I know which plate I have? : /

Luis Angel Cruz Treviño

Putting the option "Coolbits" "4" ruined the boot, for anyone who has the same thing, do the following to save the reinstallation:

1. Start Deepin 15.9
2. (Optional) Press Esc when the Deepin logo appears
3. Wait for the Booth to freeze
4. Enter tty with Ctrl + Alt + F3 (can be from F1 to F6)
5. Log in with your user
6. Run sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
7. We verify that we have eliminated it
8. cd / etc / X11
9. Run the
10. And the console should appear empty
11. We restart with reboot
12. Ready, we have everything as before