I’ve downloaded and installed latest NVIDIA driver from nvidia.com. Video card works silently in X session. But when I work in console without starting X, video card fan makes a lot of noise. Seems to be that NVIDIA driver (which manage fan speed) is not loaded during system boot. Is it possible to start the driver during boot?
UPD: While in console
lsmod | grep nvidia shows that driver is loaded. Seems to be it is not loading issue. Video card fan has speed 100% in console, and 65.1% in X session. Is there way to change fan speed in console?
nvidia kernel module loaded?
lsmod | grep nvidia
If not, load it with
sudo modprobe nvidia
If it helps then you might want to automatically load it at boot time by appending nvidia (on a new line) to
I guess that source of your problem is manual installation. Had you installed it from repositories, the installer would set it up for you.
Note: I am not an nvidia user, quick google search suggests that the module is called nvidia, but it might be called otherwise. Just type
modprobe n and hit TAB, your shell should autocomplete the name for you.
I found this, you might wanna give it a try:
there seems to be a command called nvclock, and within that command there is an argument called fanspeed. This is probably what your looking for.