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

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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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13.10 asus K56CB gets very hot and fan is very noisy

Greetings dear Ubuntu users, I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 X64 on my Asus K56CB notebook. And it has not been a good expierence so far. After one minute, my laptop gets very hot and the fan is ...
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Fans acting up after installation on Acer Aspire V3-571G

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and it seems my fan is working harder and kind of revs up every thirty second or so. It came with windows 8 pre-installed and when I ran windows it didn't get nearly as ...
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radeon.dpm=1 invalid on 13.04 w/4850

I'm trying 13.04 using the open source Radeon drives (I think that's the same as Gallium but correct me if I'm confused). This is on an 4850 card, so would need legacy proprietary drivers, which ...
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Laptop fan speed abnormally high after installing 13.04, Unity doesn't load after installing and removing fglrx

I have a Toshiba Satellite P300-1FO laptop, and I recently deleted my 12.10 and freshly installed 13.04. The fan speed becomes abnormally high after a short time operating the computer. The CPU ...
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Fan speed & temp

When using Windows the fan speed and temp works fine, the fan run fast, and temp get higher only when playing a very high graphics games. Now on ubuntu , i can hear the fan noise, and i can feel my ...
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Battery life: 90 min on Acer ultrabook / 12.10

i usually work on my Acer M5-481TG with Windows 8 x64 and recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) alongside with it. Unfortunately, the battery-life is roughly one and a half hour - which apparently is ...
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MD Radeon HD 7730M (Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition)

I cannot find the drivers for AMD Radeon HD 7730M(Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition) on the AMD website! can someone please send me the link to download any open source drivers if available? Also the ...
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Macbook 8,1 Ubuntu 12.10 CPU Heat

Installed Ubuntu on another partition on my Macbook, which works well sorted the wifi but the problem is that the heat coming off the thing is mental. The fans are going to cool it, and i have ...
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Throttle and overheating on Dell XPS Studio 1645

I realise there is an older thread on the very subject but that seems to be pretty dead. I just got a Dell Studio XPS 1645 laptop and the fan noise and overheating is pretty ridiculous. This is ...
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Fans running very fast on MacBook Pro 8.1

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Macbook Pro 8.1 and one of the first things I noticed was that the fans were starting to spin very fast every few minutes for 10-30 sec and then going back to normal. That ...
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ThinkPad fan control via procfs

My ThinkPad W500 used to crash sometimes under heavy load because the automatic control is not speeding up the fan far enough. But I was able to disengage the fan and let it run at full speed in ...
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Notebook MSI GT640 - noisy fan - Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I have all time this issue when using Ubuntus, the fan (fans?) runs most off the time and between 60%~100% even in idle which is weird. The GPU temperatures are mostly around 80 degrees and I don't ...
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How to get the laptop fan cooler to work on an Acer Aspire 5315?

I installed Ubuntu in my Acer Aspire 5315 but now the cooler doesn't work anymore! I already read a lot of forums and I tried many suggested solutions but they didn't work. I already tried with the ...
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Overheating and fan noise problem on a Toshiba Portege R830-13C

I have an overheating and excessive fan noise problem with Ubuntu 11.10 on a brand new Toshiba Portege R830-13C laptop. The laptop is dual boot with Windows 7, where I don't have this problem at all, ...
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Acer Aspire 5532 Overheating

Had the laptop for about a year, when in Windows it never happens, but seems to happen frequently in Xubuntu 11.04. I've looked almost everywhere for increasing the fan speeds, because it never kicks ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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fan off + system slowdown in battery mode

If my laptop runs on the battery, its fan is off/silent and the system sometimes slows down till complete freeze. I believe it's somehow related with power management. For comparison, when I run an ...
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Problem with fan on samsung

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Samsung aviv book 8 (NP870Z5G). I encountered a problem with the fan, it seems to be running more often under Ubuntu than under windows. For instance, I always ...
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What is the script that executes soon after we plug in AC adapter?

My Dell Inspiron laptop's fan makes a lot of noise when i execute any heavy application process. The fan continues to make the noise till i plug in the AC adaptor power cord with power in. It ...
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New OS, New problems

I just bought a 'new' Samsung np-x460 equipped with a Core 2 duo with GeForce 9200m GS to try out Ubuntu 15.04 with a fresh install, and was generally happy with it prior to the system updates. My ...
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How to tell the heat, or at least fan speed, of a machine [duplicate]

Is there a way in which I can tell how hot my computer is? Or at least how fast my computer's fan is going? Because if my computer's fan knows how fast and when to go, then surely my computer knows ...
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Is there a program to graphically edit the values of the Embedded Controller in an Acer laptop?

Sorry if this already has an answer, but no matter how unspecific my searches get I can't seem to find anything. My Acer Aspire 5740G has horrible overheating problems. I have taken the computer ...
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Does TLP controls laptop FAN?

I've installed TLP on my laptop. And I found when plug out AC jack(Adaptor), the FAN goes off. I want to turn the FAN off also in AC mode, but I can't find some related option in /etc/default/tlp. ...
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Notebook overheating and system hangs - ubuntu 14.04.2

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 and my notebooks overheats really fast and sometimes hangs(freezes) - no response at all , so I just have to shutdown manually. Here's the result of some commands I found ...
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How to Control FanSpeed on hp envy 15

my computer is prone to over-heating and so I'm trying to control the fan speeds. I've researched a little and I'm blocked How to control fan speed? and then installed lm-sensorsand fan control. I'm ...
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Fan dosnt work Packard Bell Easynote TE, Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed ubuntu alongside windows 8.1, when I use Windows the cooling fan works, but when i use Ubuntu the fan doesn’t work. What should I do? I don't want too over heat the laptop
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Wrong fan values on my laptop

I have such problem: Fan in laptop goes faster but in sensors and Psensor i see that fan speed goes down! Fan works proper. More applications, more load causes faster fan work but indication says that ...
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Loud fan noise on ubuntu 14.04 - Alienware x51 i3 desktop

I have a really loud fan on my alienware x51 i3 desktop running ubuntu 14.04. I thought it was a driver issue, so changed driver from open source to a proprietary driver - but not driver changes have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 EliteBook 8460p constant fan, hot, short battery

Finally took the plunge from Ubuntu in VM to wiping Windows and installing Ubuntu 14.04. I'm liking it so far although I've noticed the laptop gets hot very quickly, the fan is constantly on, and the ...
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fan stopped working after using i8kutils on Ubuntu 14.04

I had a really hard time with loud fan noise in Ubuntu 14.04. I came across an article with a solution using i8kutils package and it seemed to work fine. But now the fan has stopped working ...
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How to limit the speed of laptop fan using i8kmon configuration?

I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop overheating. As a solution, I used i8kutils with this config: # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan ...
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Overheating Samsung Ultra 5 530U (Fan not spinning at all)

I installed Mint on the above mentioned ultrabook. Even in idle the machine gets really hot really fast. It is almost not possible to touch in on the bottom. I tried using Bumblebee but it doesn't ...
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Ati free driver and fan speed [duplicate]

I have a Sapphire 5850 GPU. When I install any drivers in ubuntu for it my games run very heavy - with some strange glitches in the video. I went back to the default driver and the games in steam ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 High CPU Temperature but Fans Remain Silent

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-32-generic) on my new ASUS n550JK laptop. It has Intel i7 4700HQ CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card (I have installed 340.24 driver from xorg-edgers). The ...
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14.04 HP dv7 fan speed wont increase

My laptop HP Pavilion dv7-7030us wont increase the fan speed. It gets quite hot (up to around 70c) but the fan speed wont increase at all. With windows 7 I never had a overheating problem and also ...
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hp xw4200 fan speed

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my old HP xw4200 workstation (p4 3.4 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, Ati FireGL 5200). The install worked without any issue and the system seems responsive. The problem is that ...
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Dell fans not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my DELL Inspiron 15R. Since I have installed it, my fan is constantly spinning, even I do absolutely nothing. I found this post and I decided to install i8kutils. ...