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lm-sensors reports incorrect chassis fan speed on ASUS M5A78L/USB3 in 12.04LTS

I recently built a machine based on the ASUS M5A78L/USB3 motherboard and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. Most of the system sensors were automatically detected and work correctly. However, when I ...
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Fan runs at max when screen is dimmed to save power

Everytime the screen dims to save power after my laptop has been idle, the fan starts spinning really fast and the cpu temp rises to about 60 deg C. When I move the mouse to undim the screen, the fan ...
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Fan heavily works in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Ubuntu 11.04 on my Acer 1410, and everything was working smoothly. I made a fresh installation of 12.04. Now the fan works heavily (noisy) all the time, even when no software is open. Here is ...
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Controlling GPU fan without installing ATI drivers [closed]

I have a radeon hd 6950 and it's running kinda hot (not much, 60c), but on Windows I noticed the fans run faster and the temp is lower. I know I could use aticonfig, and I tried it. I installed the ...
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My fan is DEAFENING - Please help, i googled and googled to no avail [VAIO Laptop]

- Greetings to all helpful Ubuntu Gurus - i'm using a VAIO VPC EB100C Laptop with an Ubuntu 11.10 OS running on it [64bit] and i'm having grave issues with my fan - it runs non stop. I doubt that ...
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My fan turns off after a few seconds [closed]

Can you please help, I cannot get the fan to come on at all when running 11.10, it works fine in windows so obviuosly not the fan itself, it comes on for about 5 seconds when laptop initially turned ...
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Dell XPS m1530 fans wont turn off while runnning Ubuntu [closed]

My Dell XPS m1530 laptops fans run at full blast constantly while running Ubuntu natty 11.04. I have installed several programs that claim to correct this problem but none have been successful. ...
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Fan speeds up at suspend [closed]

The fans start turning at very high speed when I do suspend. What is the reason, and if possible, how can I fix it? The mainboard I use is Intel DG45FC. CPU is Intel core 2 duo at 3.00GHz.
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Fan starts at startup (Macbook Pro 6,2) [closed]

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 onto my Macbook Pro 6,2 unibody. I've got everything setup (not my first time), except on startup the fan goes crazy. I choose linux from rEFIt, and after GRUB the ...
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How to control XFX HD 5770 fan speed? [closed]

Hey, how would I go about controlling my graphics card's fan speed (XFX HD 5770)? For some reason it keeps spinning up and it's really loud. I currently dual boot with Windows 7 x64 and it works fine ...
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Why is my laptop fan running so much?

I have a Dell N5110 laptop and the fan is running quickly and noisily often. I'm concerned my laptop might be getting damaged. Is there any way to identify what is causing this and, if so, how I ...
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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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Fan is loud but CPU and temperature is low

This is a problem that I had a while ago (1 year ago), but I decided to ask about it now. So, my laptop's (Satellite L-655) fan is too loud, but the CPU usage is low and the temperature is low as ...
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Laptop overheats and turns off even though the fan runs

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell Studio 1747. The laptop fan is up and running as soon as the Ubuntu log on screen appears (even when the laptop is cold). The laptop ends up overheating and turning ...
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How to stop fan running always on Asus P8P67LE motherboard with ATI Radeon HD6900

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm not sure if it is the CPU (i7) fan or the video card fan. I've tried using lm-sensors & fancontrol sudo sensors-detect Now follows a summary of the probes I have ...
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How to change CPU fan speed on ThinkPad?

I checked this post on AskUbuntu, but like the OP my BIOS does not have a setting for 'smart fan'. My BIOS though has something similar called 'Thermal Performance' wherein it's already set to maximum ...
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HP Pavilion G6 1209 temperature higher than usual and fan working in 11.10

Installing Ubuntu on this new machine i had various problems, so I asked around ask ubuntu for a solution. This is the latest one! :D When I start the pc it shows the temperature around 50-55. When I ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 with old (radeon HD 4850) graphic card

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I think I may have issues with the graphic card. Its fan is just running very fast (and noisy). I tried to check the temperature using sensors and got the ...
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Upgrade to 13.04. Dell Laptop fan running excessivly

I recently updated to Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell laptop. I did not have this problem with the previous version. Normally the fan is not running. But then something (perhaps some web site) triggers the ...
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Fan speed and heating problem on macbook pro 9,2 running Ubuntu 13.04

I used to run Ubuntu 12.04 with Vmware on my macbook pro 13 inch (9,2). Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot with rEFit. I started facing over heating problem while running Ubuntu even on ...
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Drivers corrupted after update for first time?

I had dual booted Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my Laptop. After installing I observed that the fan was on all the time, resulting in huge electricity usage. There was an alert that I had ~200 ...
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overheating in ubuntu but not in windows

my sensors show 70°C coretemp. (sometimes up to 80°C) lm-sensors sudo sensors-detect yesyes...: Client found at address 0x50 Probing for `Analog Devices ADM1033'... No Probing ...
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Fan error when booting in Ubuntu 12.04

Everything went normally, when yesterday night I was turning off my Thinkpad laptop. I did nothing special. Today, when I tried to start using it, all I get is an error message "Fan error" and ...
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No luck on installing .bin file (For Dell 32-bit Diagnostics)

I'm trying to install Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version) To test my fans.. Now..I download a file from Dell which is meant for Linux. the file format is: GnuPG Signature ...
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Weird laptop fan sound

I just bought a new laptop - SAMSUNG Series 3 NP350V5C-T01US, installed ubuntu 12.10. Everything is ok, except a very annoying sound produced by the fan. If it would be just a constant sound, I mean ...
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How to set the tempreture at which the fan must speed up - laptop

I have HP Probook 4530s and the fan speeds up at around 45C then when it reaches 35C slows down and repeats. In the interval between 35-45 it barely works and this results in very annoying speed up of ...
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Intel CPU whine

Since I installed ubuntu 12.04 I started hearing cpu whine again. It's really loud and annoying. I tried setting max_cstate to 2, didn't help. On windows I remember muting the microphone - that fixed ...
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Changing fan speed for eee pc 900

I was wondering if there was a program that would let me change the speed of my eee pc 900 fan. I have tried lmsensors and eee-control and could not get them to install. Does anyone know how to ...
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Toshiba Satallite c660 - problems with fan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? I am using a toshiba satallite c660. I am using ubuntu 12.04 (latest build). I have ...
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ATI/AMD Crossfire fan noise

I just got Ubuntu 11.10 64bit setup on my system that's a got a ATI Crossfire setup (I already installed the proprietary ATI drivers and Catalyst with no issues) however I don't seem to be able to ...
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lm-sensors not recognized my laptop hardware fan

I have Hp Pavilion dv6 3031-et notebook ; I was install ubuntu this version 4 weeks ago everything fine my video card,sound,battery,etc fine but I have wanna check my fan speed result is ; ...
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Excessive fan speed when AC is plugged

For some reason when I plug in the AC the laptop fun will always run, and it is quite noticable also. Is it supposed to be like that, is it some fix for it? My laptop is a thinkpad T400
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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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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 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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 on Asus S550 laptop makes the fan to be on continuously

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus laptop with windows 8.1 on it. After installation I am finding that the fan, for some reason is continuously on. I checked the RAM and processes list to ...
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Fan not working [Dell Vostro]

I've spent hours searching but I had no luck with it. acpi -V : Battery 0: Full, 100% Battery 0: design capacity 5200 mAh, last full capacity 3120 mAh = 60% Adapter 0: on-line Thermal 0: ok, 57.5 ...
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13.10 and Issues with Sony Vaio SVS 15116FXS fan and hard drive

I've got a Sony Vaio SVS15116FXS laptop. Currently I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Everything seems to run well, except for two things: 1) The fan currently runs at apparently the same speed, and ...