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Hey, how would I go about controlling my graphics card's fan speed (XFX HD 5770)? For some reason it keeps spinning up and it's really loud. I currently dual boot with Windows 7 x64 and it works fine on that and remains at a steady speed. I have tried using lm-sensors but I can't seem to get it to work.

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are you using the open source driver or the fglrx driver (catalyst)? I actually have the same question but specifically for the open source radeon driver. I have not figured it out yet –  Matt Wolfe Dec 15 '11 at 19:20
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There is a setting in the Catalyst options but you will have to unlock the lock though. I was able to see that on Windows but I don't see that in Ubuntu.

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The windows and ubuntu radeon drivers are quite different and provide different functionality. Maybe the catalyst settings window look a bit similar, but you can easily note, that the options available are different. And, of course, the driver itself works in a different way. This means that it is possible, that some settings that you have seen on windows simply do not exist on Ubuntu. Blame ATI :( –  Rafał Cieślak Jul 12 '11 at 16:21

next, will set your fan to 30% speed:

aticonfig --pplib-cmd "set fanspeed 0 30"

if reqired, run this before:

sudo aticonfig –initial -f
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I think it doesn't work for me. Just says: PPLIB command execution has failed! ati_pplib_cmd: execute "set" failed! –  Rafał Cieślak Jul 12 '11 at 16:21