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Surging CPU fan with linux but not windows

Currently I have a fresh install, no dual boot, just Ubuntu 16.04 and the fan is quietly surging. It surges about every 3-5 seconds. It would sit quiet, then zoom up, then drop and repeat. Any ...
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Thinkfan does not start automatically

I have spent several hours trying to get thinkfan to work on my Lenovo T420/Lubuntu 16.04. The problem that I currently have is that it does not automatically start with booting. Furthermore, the ...
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How do I tell if my laptop fans can be controlled by Ubuntu

I am seeing numbers of posts where users have issues with the speed of the fan on their laptop and are trying to resolve them using lm-sensors and fancontrol. This is not possible with many laptops ...
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Fan control on MSI laptop: no pwm-capable sensors?

I'm trying to control the fan speed of my MSI GS60-2PC laptop on Ubuntu 16.04. But pwmconfig reports that "There are no pwm-capable sensors modules installed". I'm pretty sure these fans can be ...
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Asus K75VM laptop fans not detected, Ubuntu 16.04

My laptop fans seem to be completely overlooked by Ubuntu, so my CPU temp gets over 50*c despite low CPU usage. (Inbefore: proprietary GPU drivers are installed, which fixed the initial problem with ...
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Surges in fan speed on Lenovo ThinkPad

I am using Kubuntu with Ubuntu 14.04 and KDE 4.13.3 on a Lenovo Thinkpad (more specific spec below). Since some time now I am getting extreme surges in fan speed that drop off immediately after. Most ...
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Set fan speed temporarily to 100%

Question: Is there a program or an easy way (bash script) to set the fan speed to 100% for some time, for example a console program like setfanspeedtomax, such that when I press ^C, the fan is ...
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Locked computer gets very hot despite no CPU-intensive tasks running

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP ProBook 6470b laptop. When I lock it and walk away from my desk it often gets very hot, very quickly. Here's a screenshot of Psensor graph which shows the problem, the ...
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Fan stuck at 257 RPM Thinkpad Yoga S1 and Ubuntu 16.04

I was thinking for some time that my laptop seems to be hotter than it's supposed to and I recently downloaded psensor to have a look at what's going on. It seems my fan is always stuck at 257 RPM ...
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lmsensors doesn't detect my fan. How should I control my fanspeed?

I first used sudo sensors-detect and the result is as follows: Now follows a summary of the probes I have just done. Just press ENTER to continue: Driver `k10temp' (autoloaded): * Chip `AMD ...
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Dell laptop fan very noisy in Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5110 and I like it a lot. But the problem is that the fan started to behave crazy. It is working almost always making it impossible to focus on ...
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Fan noise, too hot, lagging, Ubuntu 16.04 on laptop hp pavillion g6

The CPU is overused near at 100% with no reason and I've read that maybe is a graphics problem so below i have my specs if anybody could help. Laptop specs: hp g6 pavillion cpu intel core i3-3110 2....
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Radeon HD6870 fan goes frenzy after unsuspend

I am using Ubuntu 14.04: Linux hometower 3.16.0-71-generic #91~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 19:43:36 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have Radeon HD6870 Video Card, which is working ...
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Lenovo z50-70 “dust removal” (reverse fan) on Energy Manager with Ubuntu?

I have a Lenovo z50-70 and under Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 I had the "Lenovo Energy Manager" software with a "dust removal" function, that basically made the fan turns backwards to shoot the dust ...
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How to set PWM fan speed manually?

How can I set a speed for a certain PMW-driven fan manually? I tried LM-Sensors but there it seems the speed can be only set automatically.
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HP 625 AMD Turion heat, suspend, fan speed

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit) on an HP 625 laptop (AMD Turion P540 processor, 4 GB RAM). Everything works smoothly besides the fact that I think that the system mismanages fan speeds and as a ...
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Lenovo G50-80 suspend freeze on Kubuntu 16.04

I have recently installed Kubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside Windows 10 Pro on one HDD. System selection works. But when I use suspend in Kubuntu computer freezes entirely. Screen turn off, but all LEDs are ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed xubuntu 14.04

To start off, I am new to linux and don't understand much about it :D Please excuse-me. So I am having the same trouble as many (?) other users with fan speed. I have an old Sony laptop Vaio PCG-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 fan problem on my Asus UX501VW

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 but my PC starts to run fan at maximum speed when I log in. Once installed I tried to find where the problem is, so I have installed lmsensors, fancontrol and psensor. All ...
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Temperature sensors broken?

I just followed this guide to install lm-sensors on my machine but the output I get is kind of weird: asus-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter cpu_fan: 0 RPM radeon-pci-0008 Adapter: PCI adapter ...
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How to know if fan control is possible? (old laptop)

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 15.10. I tried this answer but got: error: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed So is there a way of knowing if I can control the fans on ...
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how to setup lxd and kvm with 16.04

Morning all, As i have been seeing a lot of posts about LXD, FAN, and Docker for 16.04 I am left still with some questions. In a brand new 16.04 LTS environment for two machines. I want to be able ...
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Fan Control - Toshiba Satellite e45DW -c4210

Fans constantly running and making a ton of noise, I tried doing sensor-detect and got this at the end: Sorry, no sensors were detected. This is relatively common on laptops, where thermal management ...
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Asus laptop fans constantly on, Ubuntu 16

I've got an Asus ROG laptop and just managed to install Ubuntu 16 after a lot of struggle. But when I start using the computer (just opening firefox, nothing heavy at all) the fans start roaring at ...
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Laptop can't control fan speed after 16.04 upgrade

While using 15.10, the fans on my ASUS ROG G501VW-BSI7N25 operated fine at various fan speeds. However, after upgrading to 16.04 it seems that it only has two options, minimum which is used for about ...
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Fan noise after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 my computer fans have started making much more noise. I think this could be related to the graphics card, which is an ATI Radeon: 07:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, how to get my GPU temp and fan speed?

On Ubuntu 14.04 I got used to run during the boot process a python script for conky to read my GPU temperature and then change my FAN speed according to the temperature. This is the script: # # ...
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Using the sensor command doesn't give me fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to detect my fan speeds. I've installed lm-sensors but when I run sensors I get this: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +63.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) ...
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My Toshiba Satellite C55-B5319 fans will not turn on; how do I make them work?

The system hasn't shut down automatically due to overheating yet, but the HDD will reach temperatures of 102 degrees Fahrenheit as far as I know. So, how do I make the fans turn on, or is the HDD ...
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Fan running at maximum speed on Asus UX32A since last update on Ubuntu 14.04

Have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, but am still not an advanced user. After one of the recent updates to the OS, the fan for my laptop runs at abnormally high speeds for prolonged periods. ...
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how to change my HD4870 fan speed

I just migrated from win10, and I'm having trouble with my gpu fan. I have a hd4870 card. Its is just to damn loud. I would even unplug it if my motherboard had onboard video. I'm doing some ...
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Fan Speed Increased after Dual Boot

I had a windows system upon which I installed Ubuntu 15.04 as dual boot. Right after I updated the Grub, the fan speed started showing anomalous behavior. The temperature of the system is going very ...
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Acer ES1-311 no fan control, fan stops completely after resume

Setup: Acer ES1-311 brand new, latest BIOS V1.11 Tested: Ubuntu 14.04 x64, Xubuntu 16.04 x64 Current kernel: 4.4.0-16-generic Issue: The fan just runs, there is no temperature or load based throttling....
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Nvidia fans doesn't work(Alienware)(Laptop)

Well as I can't find any help googling will ask for it :P I have an Alienware computer and after fixing the non spin fans (CPU) (using i8kamon) my GPU fan doesn't spin (Ended this one never have spin, ...
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Inspiron 15 fan doesn't work

System configuration Win10 and Xubuntu 15.04 Dual boot i5 4200U Radeon 8850M Latest BIOS from dell tlp on Xubuntu installed. No more tweaks. coretemp module was loaded fglrx is not installed Idle ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 always shutdown on Dell XPS 13 9350 [closed]

Because Ubuntu 15.10 has no wifi driver for xps 13 9350, I install 16.04 beta 1 on it with removing windows. Unfortunately, when use browser to open web site, after a few minutes, mouse stop, then ...
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Asus 1025C Ubuntu 15.10 fan is not controlling by system

I've faced with a strange problem. I have Asus 1025C with Ubuntu 15.10 on it. Back in a week ago, it was running by Linux Mint 17.3 and the cooling worked fine. But then I decided to install 15.10. ...
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Fan control MSI ge60 2QD

I recently installed Ubuntu on my MSI ge60 2QD laptop. It has been a great experienced, but I'm a bit worried about the fan control. Does Ubuntu support automatic fan control (based on the CPU/GPU ...
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Dell Inspiron and i8kutils

I've been trying to get i8kutils working with my Dell 15-5000, but to no avail. I've followed the instructions posted on How do I get fan control working? to try and disable the BIOS thermal control, ...
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Ubuntu on a Lenovo Y50-70 - Fan control

I recently bought a Lenovo Y50-70 and considering that the trackpad driver for Windows is absolutely garbage I would like to use Ubuntun as my primary operating system alongside of an installation of ...
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Fan always on even during idle

I have the same problem as described in Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files, but none of the solutions there worked for me. My fan runs at ...
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Loud notebook + overheating in Ubuntu

I have dual boot ubuntu / windows 8.1 but when i boot ubuntu my components have got temperature around 65-70 when i basically do not do anything just surfing on the interner. I'm assuming it might be ...
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Ubuntu- notebook overheating fan1 = 0 RPM speed

I have installed Ubuntu alongisde with Windows 8.1 but my notebook is really loud and temperatures as super high while I'm just browsing webpages on the internet. Now basically when I do not do ...
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/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I have tried the solution given here: Fancontrol under Ubuntu 14.04 – resolving /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed: editing /etc/default/grub and replace ...
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i want to see my temperatures and fan etc

I downloaded lm-sensors and ran it. but i get that message: $sensors "coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +44.0°C (high = +105.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) Core 0: +44.0°C (...
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step by step solution to fan problem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I quite recently replaced my laptop fan and was functioning, at least fine though the speed seems to be low in Ubuntu. Now I think after updating the system (not sure) fan does not seem working. $...
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HP ProBook 4710s - Fan running constantly at full

HP ProBook 4710s Ubuntu 14.04 Linux 3.13.0-77-generic After the some update of Ubuntu, I lost control over the fan. (May be after update of the kernel?) lm-sensor didn't help me. Now the fan is ...
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Fan at max speed after pwmconfig

After I installed lm-sensors and pwmconfig in order to control fan speed, when i run sudo pwmconfig my fan gets to full speed and using sensors gives me this output. acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual ...
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14.04 Loud Constant Fan After Upgrade - Thinkpad W500

I had an excellent experience on Ubuntu 14.04.3 - quiet and efficient. I pressed OK to the system updates. Ever since I did that, the fan runs non-stop and quite loud from the second I logged in, with ...
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Laptop fan making a lot of noise

Sorry for the vague question, but I'm not even sure where to start solving this problem. My laptop fan is really loud and sometimes winds down to a soft whirring. I'm worried that there is an ...