[CentOS] diagnosing noise

Thu Dec 3 15:44:14 UTC 2015
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

Though quiet at the moment,
my desktop sometimes sometimes makes a noise that I attribute
to either a disk or a fan on its last legs.
I'm looking for suggestions for distinguishing.

For the disk, I expect I should use either hdparm of fsck.
Even after reading the man page, I'm not sure how I would use hdparm.
If I use fsck, what should I take as evidence of a bad drive?
A good drive?

Is there a way to tell whether the OS thinks a fan is on?
Is there a way to turn a fan on or off manually?

Time for a backup.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
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