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I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux.

I just installed 13.04 on HP/Compaq 6910p laptop. Erased Windows7. When I do a cold boot the fan runs normally but when the screen has been down and opened again, it run like in a dessert.

Any good ideas for settings?


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Install the lm-sensors package and check the temp of your system. The fan is trying to catch up after the shutdown allowed heat to build up (fan cuts off immediately, but temps then spike as internal heat is no longer being removed). I'm on my third motherboard (HP Compaq) because of inadequate cooling. Consider an external cooler also to force more air through your system and keep the air flowing a minute after shutdown.

Also a good idea to check for any BIOS/firmware updates from HP. Many of those had to do with fan control. Don't know what hardware the lm-sensors supports. My 7 yr old laptop is supported by sensors.

To list the packages available run

apt-cache pkgnames |grep fan

I see no jupiter, but there are some other to try out.

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I have lm-sensors installed. It returns that no sensors are found. Could be because it's an an older laptop with no four-pin fans. – Rookie Sep 26 '13 at 8:48
I have tried to install Jupiter fan control but the installation returned: "E: Not able to locate package Jupiter" What seems to be the problem? – Rookie Oct 4 '13 at 22:53

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