I own a HP laptop with HP coolsense. I use Ubuntu on it as my only operating system. I have noticed the computer has been getting extremely hot, and I am beginning to worry if it is damaging the computer. Is there a program I can use compatible with HP's coolsense to adjust the fan speed and other related temperature problems?
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I'm afraid there's no alternative to HP "coolsense", but if you want to control fan speeds follow these steps:
first you need a way to monitor system temperature and fan speeds
answer yes to all questions and reboot
follow the instructions and
to check the temperature run:
to run fan control run:
if you are running ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 then sensors will be present in the top bar