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how do I control the fan speed on a macbook pro?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I want the fan run faster because the laptop getting very hot

the laptop was released in October 2008 the model number is A1278

can someone please help me

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What year was your model released? (We need the specific Laptop model like, 7.3 etc.) – Alvar Mar 13 '13 at 19:49

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