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

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Fan control of my Samsung Chronos 7 [on hold]

I have recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Elementary OS on my Samsung Chronos NP700Z5A. I have followed all the instructions that I found and the OS works quite well. I have installed the Samsung ...
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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Fan is not detected

I'm trying to use ubuntu in my laptop. But the fan seems to not working.. I try use sudo pwmconfig but this is the result.. sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 6166 (2013-05-01) This program will ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 CPU fan issue

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell latitude e5450 and it doesn't seem like the cpu fan is working correctly. I had a 500 gb hdd in my computer and today took it out and installed a 240 gb ssd ...
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Why i8kmon doesnot switch to config 3

I installed i8kutil package and this is my i8kmon.conf file # Sample i8kmon configuration file (/etc/i8kmon.conf, ~/.i8kmon). # External program to control the fans set config(i8kfan) ...
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Ubuntu FanControl settings using pwmconfig

I am using Ubuntu 15 on Dell inspiron 7559 laptop. I have dual booted Windows and Ubuntu. When I use windows the fans work perfectly but when using Ubuntu they make too much noise and run at high ...
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High fan utilization for 30 seconds every 50 seconds on Ubuntu 15.04

About twenty minutes ago, I was getting a fan speed of full every fifty seconds. This was slowing down my computer, and even moving the mouse or typing a key took seconds to affect a change. I took ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Sony Vaio SVS1513C5E

I decided to clean up my 3y old Windows HDD and install Ubuntu again but I'm out of practice and have forgotten most of things I did last time I installed. I do remember having issues with cooling ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 64bit: Shut down and sometimes boot failure

My PC won't shut down properly and sometimes fails to boot, too. The system is: ACER Aspire ES1-511 Intel Celeron N2930 Quad Core No GPU (Intel HD Graphics) No SSD drive Recently the Ubuntu shut ...
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CPU and system Fans won't stop in Suspend Mode in Ubuntu 15.10

Installed Ubuntu 15.10 in UEFI on new Asus built PC with skylake processor. Ubuntu 15.10 is the sole OS on this machine. Intel inbuilt HD graphics with NO external Graphics Card. Now when I ...
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Xubuntu 15.10 - fail to suspend

I am running xubuntu 15.10 on an lenovo s10e. I must say I use suspend feature quite a lot. Sometimes though when I suspend, screen stays black, all netbook's lights stay on and also fan stays on. ...
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Fan Control cannot function on Sony Vaio Laptop T series (SVT)

I am trying to control the fan speed; however, the config cannot work : /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed Later on, I learn that maybe the superIO is not ...
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Weird screen mishap?

How to control fan speed? So I followed the link above to try to control my fan speed, because fans are being loud, however when I did sudo sensors-detect and answered YES to all, my screen ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu in BIOS mode?

I am really desperate to solve fan noise problem on my laptop. I tried many ways and they all failed. Then I found this post on samsung forum: "I'm guessing you installed linux in EFI mode. It ...
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Fan not spinning after suspend in new kernels (Asus X453M)

More often than not, when my laptop is resumed after being suspended, the fan will no longer spin, resulting in overheating when a heavy process is running. This happens on Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.13.0 ...
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Aspire VN-7-791-G fan control

I have Acer Aspire Nitro 17 (VN7-791-G). I installed Windows 10 and then Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot). My question is in Ubuntu while I'm doing most mundane tasks like surfing the web of writing some ...
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Error in starting i8kmon service when setting custom config

First post, y'all. Please be gentle ;) I decided that whatever the default temperature thresholds at which i8kmon sets the fan speeds were inadequate. I would seem to kick the fan on under load, and ...
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sensors shows me temperatures like -78°C

I was trying to make my cpu fan less noisy, at first pwmconfig didn't showed my anything after following a small guide it worked but I still don't know how to decrease the RPM. Now I notice that ...
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i8kutils i8kmon uses wrong thresholds after resuming from suspend

Laptop is Dell Inspiron 15 3521. No dedicated GPU, right fan only. I have it set to only turn on the fan at 70 C, but when I close my laptop and open it again, it starts turning on the fan at some ...
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Fujitsu AH544 laptop noisy fan

I'm trying to reduce the excess sound my laptop has, previously had the same problem using windows 10 on this laptop, and after multiple attempts, many of the ending up in windows telling me "you ...
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Forcibly reduce usable CPU

I'm looking for some sort of method to reduce the heat produced by my laptop. I was wondering if there is a method to throttle the CPU usage in Linux. I have a laptop whose fan seems to be going a ...
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Fan control on ASRock X99 Extreme4?

I have a ASRock X99 Extreme4. I'm trying to figure out how to access the fan controls from the cli. Right now, they're not showing up anywhere I can find. $ sensors coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA ...
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What is the exact connection between linux version / kernel and later on to install flash player and other programs?

What is the exact connection between linux version / kernel and later on to install flash player and other programs? I heared a lot that later on to install the latest version of flash player for ...
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How right is to set grub booter file to control fan acpi by linux

What is the right stroke to set in grub booter file to control fan by linux for notebook Acer TravelMate 4652LMi osi_acpi=Linux or acpi_osi=Linux or some other parameter
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fancontrol eating up cpu

I am experiencing huge fan control problems. I recently switched from windows 10 to ubuntu gnome 15.10, and I juste love it ! After trying to install nvidia drivers and prime support for several days ...
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What is the appropriate Linux Ubuntu or Linux kernel for Acer TravelMate 4652LMi depending on development of year of notebook [duplicate]

The problem is: Fan too loud. Does it will fix the problem with the fan if the Linux or Linux kernel will fits to the date of notebook was developed. So I mean when the laptop was built in 2005, does ...
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Fan too loud! In lsmod the same module twice. Is it OK?

Hello is it OK to have the same module twice by typing lsmod in console? The question is because my fan on my notebook Acer TravelMate 4652LMi on Linux Ubuntu 15.10 is too loud and make loud noise. ...
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Strange fan behavior on 15.10 in HP Pavilion laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new HP Pavilion laptop. All the time, even when the temperature given by sensors is low (< 30C), I hear a fan. The sensors command does not give any data on ...
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Compiz CPU usage around “100%” when system idle/screen off

When I'm in the room and leave my laptop sitting for a period of time, the screen goes black (powersave mode) and then almost immediately I hear the fan go into overdrive and the laptop and air ...
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Abnormal fan behavior: Sticking and persist on max speed (HP Envy 6-1154er & Ubuntu 14.04)

1. I have HP Envy 6-1154er under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I encountered the invalid fan behavior. As cpu load grows and if it makes fan to work on max speed the speed never goes back to "silent mode". When ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Acer laptop freezes when put into standby (won't shut down)

I have a problem running Ubuntu on my new Acer laptop, which is less than a year old. The comp's spec is: Processor: Intel® Pentium(R) CPU N3530 @ 2.16GHz × 4 Graphics: Intel® Bay Trail Memory 7.7GB. ...
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Random fan activation

Good morning, I have a home server currently running Ubuntu 15.10. Since the last week I'm experiencing random fan activation, the fan simply goes on for a second and then goes back to basal level ...
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Fan not running in Ubuntu 14.04

Recently i have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo G505s laptop along side win7. It has AMD A8-5550M APU with Radeon HD Graphis and 8 Gb of ram. But the problem is that i am unable to run ubuntu more ...
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New to Ubuntu, the fan is extremely loud

i just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and i use it with dual boot. when i boot the computer with windows 10 everything is fine and the fan is quiet. when i boot the computer with ubuntu the fan is making ...
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Fan loud but quiet after wake-up from Standby

My CPU fan is running at high rpm as soon as I switch on my computer, even though, the temperature is low (38°C) with Ubuntu 15.10. Before, I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and experienced the same issue, ...
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System gets heated when playing videos or browsing with Firefox/Chrome. Fan noisy as the temp crosses 50 C.

Ubuntu 14.04.3 with latest updates installed. Dell inspiron 1525 (2009 make). Have also installed TLP power management tool. Psensor also installed. Core temperature of 80 C while typing this. Just ...
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Intel Power Management not working on ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu. My laptop is Lenovo Z570 Intel® Core™ i3-2348M which i bought 4 year before. Still working as a hero :P Recently i switched to Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. But it ended up in burning my ...
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CPU Overusage Ubuntu 14.04

I'm very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I did install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Vaio laptop and all was working fine. Yesterday, I did the last update and since then my fan is working all the time. CPU temperature ...
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How to control a Case Fan-header according to video card tempreatures?

I have a free 4-pin Case Fan-header on my motherboard and I want to add additional cooling for my video card. There is a free space for a case fan in local proximity to the PCIe-slots, which I would ...
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Fan is constantly running after 15.10 update

Updated to Kubuntu 15.10, after that the fan is running constantly. I've installed tlp, fancontrol, etc. Sensors show a CPU temperature of only 50°C. I've got a GT620M but run the offical nvidia ...
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CPU fan very loud while PC is idle

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I am rather confused what exactly is wrong. The command 'sensors' shows 33 degrees for one reading, and 69 and 78 degrees for the other two: it8720-isa-0228 Adapter: ...
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CPU fan not working

My CPU fan not working in Ubuntu someone please help. I have installed latest microcode for my processor too. I fear my system may damage, its over heating
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thermald - AMD Phenom II 1035T X6 - how to configure XML?

I have a six core AMD CPU - AMD Phenom II 1035T X6 on an ASUS M4A88-t motherboard and I am aware that the CPU temp needs to be kept under 70°C... However, the fan never seems to come on to regulate ...
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High fan speed after waking system from suspend in HP Compaq 6720s with Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 I have this situation as in the title. There was no problem with Ubuntu 14.10 at all. I want to mention that the fan works normally when the system is freshly booted. The ...
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unable to set cpu scaling frequency

I have Ubuntu 15.04 on a clevo w605sj (Eurocom Electra 2), which gets very loud when the fan is on. Sometimes this is unacceptable, and so I'd actually rather throttle the CPU and take the ...
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Big thermal contradiction: Should i trust these fans

Getting my dev workspace setup on my laptop. And everything appeared normal, but at every restart (switching over to windows). HP's altered BIOS warns me of 90+C temperatures. Yet everything appears ...
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Overheating issue with Dell inspiron n4050

I have installed i8kutils, and edited things according to guides on internet, but nothing changes the overheat and when I run pwmconfig, this appear in the end: hwmon1/fan2_input current ...
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How do I set my EeePC fan to aggressive cooling in Ubuntu 15.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and have faced a rather nasty problem: the computer shuts down in just some minutes (or almost immediately in case of active usage) because of overheating (I can notice a ...
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Inspiron 5520 Laptop Fan not working. Ubuntu 14.04

So I've been bashing my face into this and getting nowhere. I am NOT ubuntu savvy and I prefer command line solutions if possible. I installed i8kutils. I try to turn my fan on HIGH: i8kfan 2 2 -1 ...
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Why does my computer run so loud when I use services like Netflix?

Okay, so I have been having this annoying issue since I installed Ubuntu on my computer. When I had Windows installed, it would not run the fans of my laptop unless it was sitting on a surface that ...