fancontrol - utility to control the fan speed

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fancontrol_3.5.0-3_all.deb
Package name fancontrol
Package version 3.5.0
Package release 3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::hardware hardware::TODO implemented-in::shell interface::daemon role::program scope::utility use::driver utils
License -
Maintainer Aurelien Jarno <>
Download size 46.12 KB
Installed size 100.00 KB
Lm-sensors is a hardware health monitoring package for Linux. It allows you
to access information from temperature, voltage, and fan speed sensors. It
works with most newer systems.
This package contains a daemon that calculates fan speeds from temperatures
and sets the corresponding PWM outputs to the computed values. This is
useful when this feature is not provided by the BIOS or ACPI, which should
normally be the case on a laptop.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fancontrol_3.5.0-3_all.deb 3.5.0 all Debian Main
fancontrol - - -


Name Value
lsb-base >= 3.2-13


Type URL
Binary Package fancontrol_3.5.0-3_all.deb
Source Package lm-sensors

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fancontrol deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fancontrol




2018-12-19 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.5.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable.
2018-12-07 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.5.0-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* libsensors-config: add a Breaks: libsensors4. This will make the
transition more painful but is needed to move the configuration file from
one package to another (closes: #915873).
* debian/rules: fix FTCBFS by passing MACHINE to make. Thanks to Helmut
Grohne for the patch (closes: #915819).
* debian/rules: force the installation of /etc/sensors3.conf in the
architecture independent target (closes: #915810).
2018-12-04 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.5.0-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream version:
- sensors-detect now point to an existing web page (closes: #813137).
- Refresh 01-sensors-detect-udevadm.patch.
- Refresh 06-sensors-detect-debian.patch.
- Drop 07-sensors3.conf-local-changes.patch (obsolete).
- Drop 12-sensors-detect-superio-x86.patch upstreamed).
- Drop 13-sensors-manpage.patch (upstreamed).
- Rename libsensors4 package into libsensors5.
* Add a libsensors-config package and move the configuration files there.
* Update debian/control, debian/copyright and debian/watch to reflect
the new home page (closes: #882770).
* Update debian/copyright to reflect that the library is now released under
LGPL version 2.1 or later (closes: #912409).
* Bump debhelper compat version to 10.
* Downgrade priority from extra to optional.
* Drop ancient conflicts/replaces.
* Set Rules-Requires-Root: no.
* Add "Provides: libsensors-dev" to libsensors4-dev to be able to
transition to a version-less -dev package.
* Bumped Standards-version to 4.2.1.
2017-04-05 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.4.0-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop the sensord package, it is not really maintained upstream, and
the RRD part has some issues (closes: #244037, #469096, #790796).
- Stop building it.
- Remove corresponding patches.
- Remove corresponding debhelper files.
- Drop the build-depends on librrd-dev.
* Fix udevadm path in sensors-detect (closes: #852558).
2016-05-19 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.4.0-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch lm-sensors and sensord packages to architecture linux-any. Add a
note that libsensors4 and libsensors4-dev will only find sensors with a
Linux kernel, but keep them for portability on other systems (closes:
* debian/lm-sensors.init: fix LSB init output, thanks to Guillem Jover for
the patch (closes: #823078).
* debian/patches/15-path-max.patch: new patch to define PATH_MAX on GNU
Hurd, thanks to Christoph Berg for the patch (closes: #824005).
* Bumped Standards-version to 3.9.8 (no changes).
2015-09-07 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Build-depends on librrd-dev instead of librrd2-dev as the Provides
has been removed without warnings.
* Rewrite debian/rules usind dh.
* Update 05-sensord-manpage.patch with the new Apache 2.4 default document
root. Thanks to Jean-Michel Vourgère for the patch (closes: #753394).
2015-08-09 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version:
- Fixes fancontrol when FCFANS is not set (closes: #727731).
* debian/sensord.maintscript: fix version (closes: #747379, #756474).
* Improve fancontrol description.
* Mention sensors-detect(8) in sensors(1) (closes: #766775).
* Bumped Standards-version to 3.9.6 (no changes).
2014-05-08 - Aurelien Jarno <>
lm-sensors (1:3.3.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/lm-sensors.preinst: remove and rely now on lm-sensors.maintscript
to manage obsolete conffiles (closes: #567183).
* debian/sensord.maintscript: add /etc/logcheck/ignore.d.server/sensord
(closes: #747379).

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