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I was wondering if there was a program that would let me change the speed of my eee pc 900 fan. I have tried lmsensors and eee-control and could not get them to install.

Does anyone know how to either get them working or know another program that will work?

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Check How to control fan speed? @GrizzLy

  1. Install lm-sensors and fancontrol packages

    1. Configure lm-sensors
    2. In terminal type sudo sensors-detect and answer YES to all YES/no questions.
    3. At the end of sensors-detect, a list of modules that needs to be loaded will displayed. Type "yes" to have sensors-detect insert those modules into /etc/modules, or edit /etc/modules yourself.
    4. run sudo /etc/init.d/module-init-tools restart This will read the changes you made to /etc/modules in step 3, and insert the new modules into the kernel.

    5. Configure fancontrol

    6. In terminal type sudo pwmconfig . This script will stop each fan for 5 seconds to find out which fans can be controlled by which PWM handle. After script loops trought all fans, you can configure which fan corresponds to which temperature.
    7. In my case i set interval to 2 seconds.

    8. Run fancontrol

    9. sudo fancontrol and leave it open in console,

In my case for CPU i used

Settings for hwmon0/device/pwm2:
Depends on hwmon0/device/temp2_input
Controls hwmon0/device/fan2_input
MINTEMP=40
MAXTEMP=60
MINSTART=150
MINSTOP=0
MINPWM=0
MAXPWM=255

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ok thanks. i also have one more question. is it bad for the computer if i have it running at full power all the time/ –  zack Feb 20 '12 at 16:36
    
didnt understand –  One Zero Feb 20 '12 at 16:49

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