How to Get A Quieter MacBook Pro on Deepin

I have discussed why I need a more quiet MacBook Pro and also why I chose Deepin than any other Linux. Or just to make sure that we’re in the same situation, this can be read in previous articles. But if you want to know how to get a quieter MacBook Pro on Deepin,  just continue reading this article.

Read the previous article here.

Let’s Get Started

  • Open the terminal, with Ctrl + Alt + T (for Deepin).
  • Type this:

cd /sys/devices/platform/applesmc.768/
cat fan * _min
cat fan * _max

  • Write down the min and max numbers you get. I got 2000 for minimum and 6200 for maximum.
  • Now input this in Terminal:

cat /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.*/hwmon/hwmon*/temp*_max

This is to determine the maximum value for the system to detect the temperature, whatever that means.

  • Write the results then divide by 1000. I get 95000 as the results, then I will note 95.
  • Extract the zip file and open the folder in File Manager.
  • Right-click on the folder then choose: open in Terminal.
  • So now we have two open terminals, right? Just to make sure that you didn’t just close your previous Terminal.
  • Type this in terminal:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential

  • Enter your password and hit enter.
  • Put this in Terminal:

sudo make install
sudo make tests

  • Hit Enter
  • Then this:

sudo gedit /etc/mbpfan.conf

  • You will get something like this:

min_fan_speed = 1299 # default is 2000
max_fan_speed = 6199 # default is 6200
low_temp = 63 # try ranges 55-63, default is 63
high_temp = 66 # try ranges 58-66, default is 66
max_temp = 105 # do not set it> 90, default is 86
polling_interval = 7 # default is 7

  • Change the min fan, max fan and max temp (the green text) with the values you noted earlier. Leave everything else as is.
  • Put this in Terminal:

sudo cp mbpfan.service / etc / systemd / system /
sudo systemctl enable mbpfan.service

  • Make a note of this (not on Terminal): ps aux | grep mbpfan
  • Restart and type ps aux | grep mbpfan in the Terminal afterward:

If there is a line ending with / usr / sbin / mbpfan, you are good to go.

Also, read about Deepin OS.


And that’s how I get a much quieter MacBook Pro. It’s not totally making this MacBook Pro fanless I know. But I’m happy with it since I barely hear the fan working at all.

Source: Dgraziotin.

This is how A Quiet Place looks in a movie.

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