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

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Asus sometimes boot problems

Usually my Asus notebook boots like it should. All drivers are working, everything runs smooth and I don't have any problems. However, sometimes it starts with my fan at 100%, and the battery ...
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Constantly shuting down

I am new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me, if this is a silly question. I have a Toshiba U500 - 10E, with Windows 8 32bit installed. I have installed Ubuntu 64bit but while running it, the fans of the ...
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Fan Control on Dell L521x

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 L521x (January 2013), and I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 stock. Everything is kind of ok but it seems that the fans never kick in. So even when editing some stuff on ...
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Amilo V8210 cpu fan speed issue

I got a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V8210 with Intel® Core™2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz × 2 and have installed Ubuntu 13.10. CPU fan issue as many others. Checked the BIOS settings, nada. BIOS is updated. ...
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Case fan runs at 100% after “sensors -s”

On Ubuntu 14.04, I created the following /etc/sensors3.conf and applied it with sensors -s. The output of sensors is now correct, but suddenly the case fan started running at 100% and I can't get it ...
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Thinkpad Twist Fan always on

My Thinkpad Twist's fan runs really loud always, it seems to be temperature independent. I've tried thinkfan, but it doesn't work (I also read that newer thinkpads don't work with thinkfan). The fan ...
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NEC Laptop fan always running

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my netbook(Dual Boot with Win XP). It is mostly running fine, however, I have one problem. The fan seems to be constantly running at high speed, even if I am not ...
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can't open /proc/i8k: No such file or directory [duplicate]

I keep getting this error message when ever I try to use i8kctl fan 1 1. I can easily fix it during my current session by entering in sudo modprobe i8k. If there is a way, can someone explain to me ...
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Fan Control with 13.10 and ASUS P8Z77-V deluxe motherboard

My supposed quite PC is quiet audible presently. I have three Silent Wings 2 fans connected to the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard and a Dark Rock 2 CPU Cooler with fan all working nicely and ...
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Fans are always running

Whenever I turn my laptop on my fans are running as if I was playing a game. The air coming out is cool, none of my computer parts are warm. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I have a Dell Inspiron 3521. ...
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Laptop fans go wild after waking from suspend 13.10

When my laptop wakes up from suspend the fans start running at 100%. I've look around all over the place but I can't find an answer. Only a reboot fixes the problem. It is a HP ProBook 4510s I've ...
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ThinkPad Fan Control not working properly

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. Its fan was not running at full speed, so I installed ThinkPad Fan Control software (tpfc0.5). I launch it by executing tpfc_start.sh in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 fans working all the time

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and now my fans are working all the time, they never stop. Before i had Windows 8.1 and then the fans did not work this much at all. The cpu was often quiet. Why do ...
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fan is constantly running in my laptop 13.10

I installed 13.10 on my laptop and it seems as if the fan is constantly running. This is on a sony vaio ultrabook, the fan keeps running even if the cpu load is low. This problem does not occur when ...
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Fan speed auto control doesn't seem to work properly anymore (too high)

It's very annoying and I think it happened since last update, the fan of the CPU runs louder, that means probably faster than usual. It's really the CPU and not the NVIDIA fan. I already tried some ...
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My fan is not working, no active cooling system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and my fan is not working(with Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 it was the same). Short summary of my system Quanta TWH motherboard, Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM ...
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heat and fan pacing after ubuntu 12.10 is installed alongside windows 7

i tried touch /etc/fancontrol it is helpless i tried the following but to no avail; install mesa-utils and mesa-utils-extras and reboot if the problem remains let us know $ sudo apt-get install ...
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fan noise of dell inspirion after ubuntu 12.10 is installed alongside windows 7

How do i solve fan noise issue of dell inspirion 32 bit ubuntu 12.10 installed along side windows 7? I tried many options indicated in the forum but nothing seem to work. when I try touch ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 graphics related problem

I have dell inspiron n-3521 model laptop with dual boot (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04). When I open my work with Windows it performs normally, but when I open with Ubuntu 12.04 my laptop heats up ...
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Fan is constantly on when plugged, but goes silent when only on battery

Problem Fan is constantly on when a laptop is plugged and not charging. Not noisy, but definitely audible. However, it occasionally stays silent (spinning slower or not spinning at all) when laptop ...
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Laptop fan constantly running at a high speed

I am very new to Ubuntu and to Linux as well. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. (Intel i7 processor, 8Gb ram). However the fan constantly running at a very high speed ...
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Lubuntu Fan control acer aspire ao751h [duplicate]

I'm a complete newbie at this. Decided to make my acer aspire one useful again by installing linux. I installed Lubuntu 13.10 after trying out other distros and it works great. The one problem I can't ...
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Ubuntu Battery not charging or not detected

Here is question/answer just to help the community. I just bought a new ASUS N750J . I had some issues installing kubuntu. Problems were the CPU FAN always running at full speed, battery not ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 fan noise [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 x64, and its fan noise is unbearable (no such noise when operating with Windows 7). Here's the laptop specs ...
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My fan is very noisy pretty much all of the time - how do I fix it?

Here is my sensors output: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +54.0°C (crit = +98.0°C) coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +55.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = ...
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How do I control my fan speed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the fans are quite loud. I followed the instructions on this forum link and configured lm-sensors then attempted to configure fancontrol. I ran lm-sensors as sudo, it ...
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Fan velocity at maximum

I have an HP 620 and I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. The problem is that after a suspension the fan runs at maximum. How can I fix that problem?
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Loud fan on every Ubuntu OS

I am totally new to Linux but i like it. My problem is, i have tried Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Linux Mint and all cause a loud fan. If I am on windows its nice and smooth, not to mention i have a brand new ...
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Which software controls the fan on Dell Sputnik?

As far as I know Project Sputnik from Dell, it is a developer notebook with Ubuntu installed. This notebook has a fan and some kernel module / driver / user land app to handle turning it on and off. ...
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Asus X79-deluxe fan control

Can anybody help about how to have a control over peripheral fans attached to a Asus X79-deluxe motherboard with an Intel Chip in Ubuntu environment? The Ubuntu I use is based on 12.04 with updated ...
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Loud fans despite cool system under Linux (but not Windows)

My new desktop computer runs almost silently under Windows, but the fans seem to run on a constantly high setting under Linux. Psensor shows that the GPU (with NVidia drivers) is thirty-something ...
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Why does the fan stop after opening gnome-system-monitor?

I have recently noticed a very strange effect when working in Ubuntu 13.10. I've always had a loud fan and I found it very irritating. It turns on loud even when the system temperature is relatively ...
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How to download the latest i8kutils package and install it properly?

My laptop is Dell Inspiron SE 7520, Ubuntu 13.10. I learned that i8kutils is an awesome tool to control the fan speed automatically (The fan speed issue frustrates me tremendously). I need to be ...
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Dell XPS m1530 overheating problem

I have a Dell XPS m1530 running Ubuntu 13.10 and began noticing the keyboard surface get hot. It seemed odd to me that the fan runs intermittently at lower temperatures. I've already checked the ...
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Fan is always running Ubuntu 13.10

I have recently dual-booted my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I also recently upgraded to 13.10. The problem didn't change, so that is irrelevant except to the fix I suppose. While looking ...
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MacBook Air MID 2012 Fan Control on Ubuntu 13.10 and higher

On my MacBook Air MID 2012 I use Ubuntu since 12.04. After installing Ubuntu I had to install the "macfanctld" package (incl. configuration) to get the fan control of my MBA working. If not, the fan ...
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Overheating laptop (HP pavilion G6 with AMD 8) ubuntu 13.04

I am barely running Ubuntu now because the fan is blowing like crazy, it's blowing hot air and I estimate the temprature around 90 C / 194 F. When I run windows my laptop isn't overheating and the fan ...
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Overactive fan on Dell Inspiron 15R

I've noticed that the fan on my Dell Inspiron 15R is working constantly when using Ubuntu 13.10. It's not a heating problem; my computer is cool. It has an ATI graphics card. Any idea how to fix ...
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Fan control for i5 in Lenovo T520 not working

I have a Lenovo T520, which is annoyingly loud all the time. My CPU however doesn't do anything and the BIOS is set to "balanced mode". I tried to check, and the fan control is set to automatic, and ...
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Offset internal temprature

Using "Hardware Sensors Indicator," I determined that, even when sitting in a room at room temperature (~75-78 degrees F) it thought that my temperature internally is 136. This can't be right.It ...
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Controlling the fans on Asus UX31A

I have a problem with the fan of my ASUS UX31A. It turns on and off every few seconds even when I'm doing nothing, which can be very annoying after some time. I found a rough 'hack' ...
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Intermediate fan speed i8k

On i8kfan you have just two options of fan speed. What i want is to know if there's a way to set a intermediate(or more than one) fan speed because the high value(2) is too noisy and the low value(1) ...
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Fan Maxes Out and Battery Status Indicator Flashes

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus UX301LA which has raided SSDs and is in UEFI. Install is fine and everything works, however sometimes when I boot my fan maxes out and my battery status ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Excessive Fan Noise

I know this question has been posted several times - but I am not able to find a convincing solution. The problem is simple - there is excessive fan noise when I am running Ubuntu 13.04, and no this ...
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Problems booting Ubuntu, “gave up waiting for root device”

I had very odd things happen after I decided to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 installation to the newer 13.10. I decided to upgrade version by version to avoid losing my configuration. The upgrade from ...
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Laptop Fan/Heat high when using only Ubuntu 13.04

I am using I7 Dell laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along with windows 8. When I use Ubuntu, I feel fan speed is high, which I don't see when using in windows 8. I installed tlp package but that did ...
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Laptop fan running often and loudly for no reason since installing ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Inspiron Notebook that came pre-installed with Windows 8 (very unfortunately), I have been experiencing an increase in the fan's loudness and frequency of ...
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Closing Laptop Lid Issue

I boot up ubuntu, and log in. I close my Laptop lid, it goes into suspend (this is what I want) I open it up, and log back in, fan turns off (not sure why) I try to close it again, but no suspend ...
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Fan running at full speed using xorg drivers [duplicate]

I'm running my fourth fresh install of Ubuntu. I've tried using the fglrx drivers but it always results in a catastrophic failure where I login to a black screen. I'm using the default xorg drivers ...
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laptop gets very hot

I have a laptop that has a i5 - 2430m processor with 4GB RAM. I installed a ubuntu 13.10 desktop amd64.iso and found that the laptop gets heated up more than usual. Should i install a 32 bit OS or a ...