Fans are hardware devices used for cooling other devices which generate lots of heat.

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Disable out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu

I am having issues with the out-of-the-box Fan Control in Ubuntu. After about 2 minutes after booting up the laptop, the fans start spinning on full speed. I tried Debian too, but there this didn't ...
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Fanspeed with Ubuntu on ASUS UX501VW

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ASUS UX501VW and the fans are blasting at full speed. I have tried to install the kernel 4.6 (as suggested here) and kernel 4.3.5 (as suggested here), but both didn't ...
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Fans running full speed 2 minutes after bootup

after the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Asus GL502VT Gaming Laptop the fans kept turning going to full speed 2 minutes after bootup. I tried disabling thermald or installing fancontrol, but ...
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Fans aren't fullspeed while CPU is 100°, then CPU frequency decrease

Since I upgraded to from 12.04 to 16.04, my Dell XPS 13 (dev edition/Sputnik) laptop seems very slow (and less noisy) to me. Before upgrrading, under heavy load, I was able to hear the fans going full-...
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Fan is running constantly after installing ubuntu 16.04

I've installed ubuntu 16.04 and since first login fan is running constantly. I've tried several desktop envirnment and several version of nvidia graphic card but the same problem. I've check system ...
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Why is the motherboard temperature is high when idle , but is normal under Windows?

I have a Lenovo y50-70 with the following specs: CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz × 8 Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M and Intel HD Graphics 4600 I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Fan noise in LG U460 in Ubuntu 16.04

Today after two days using Ubuntu 16.04 without problems, my laptop started to do a fan noise that's bothering me a lot, the fan is always on, and running as if on peaks , pulsating. I read a lot of ...
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Controlling fan on Acer Aspire 5315 Using Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial and need to control my fan speed for my 32-bit Acer Aspire 5315 with 1 GB RAM. There are old directions for 64-bit here, and some for 32-bit here, but these all assume ...
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Cooling fan never reaches high speed, even if clearly needed

CPU consumption goes very high (which obviously shouldn't) when watching video on Chrome. This is due to some regression that has appeared recently (it wouldn't happen before), but that is not the ...
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Can not Turn Off PC

After a few days of using dual boot of Windows + Ubuntu, there are problems when I shutdown the PC. Both windows and ubuntu cannot shutdown the PC correctly. In Windows (as comparison), when I do ...
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Problem with Fans - No Sensors Detected

I know this question seems to be asked elsewhere, however no other threads seem to refer to this problem in Ubuntu 16.04. I have ubuntu 16.04 installed on a (partition of) my 2011 macbook pro. CPU ...
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How to force powersave to a slower CPU speed on ubuntu 16.04

I have a system76 laptop running ubuntu 16.04 the fan constantly comes on unless it's on powersave mode and the cpu MHZ is running around 1000hz. The issue is the powersave mode doesn't always take ...
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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 ...