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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fan is working on AC power without stop while graphic card is on power-saving mode and laptop-mode is running

I've installed fglrx and laptop-mode on my 13.10. My graphic card is a hybrid and the power-saving graphic card is activated but the fan never stops on AC power. Actually when I remove the AC power ...
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Fan always run with ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is dell vostro 3560. I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it, everything is good except fan. It always run, always makes some noises. It's not normal when comparing with windows 8.1. ...
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cpu fan running 100% after waking from suspend

Need solution can hear the fan going full for spilt second when closed and going into suspend then becomes stuck at full until reboot. laptop running lugi bios on cr-48 "first chrome book made" ...
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Macbook Air 4,1 fan control/temperature

My fans sometimes never seem to kick on, no matter how hot my computer gets. I am wondering if this could be tlp/acpid related? Perhaps not, but it happens mostly when I am plugged in to a power ...
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Multiple problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 [closed]

I'm having some problems with my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 laptop. I hope you can help me with this. I searched a lot, but found no working solutions. Specs: AMD RADEON HD 7730M + Intel HD 4000 128 ...
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cpu fan running aggresively after wake up from suspend

I recently install Ubuntu 13.04 on my hp compaq 6720s. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it, when I resume from suspend usually on windows pc the fan speed is usually highest for the first 2 minutes or ...
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Heating fan and weaker battery in Lubuntu 13.04

Since I switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu (both 13.04) I spotted some differences: Battery life is about 30% shorter. At first I thought that the indicator shows wrong values, so I decided not to ...
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How to get Ubuntu to stop heating up so much

I already have another post on how to control the fans, but I was wondering if I am doing anything to cause this. Ubuntu is running great at the beginning but after about twenty minutes of running ...
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Why is my fan constatnly blowing in Ubuntu?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bits) alongside Windows 7 on different partition on my second desktop. It's working nice. I have updated everything. However, I have problems with my fan. It's ...
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Give Compaq Presario cq62 More Control of Fan

I've been having overheating issues with Ubuntu 13.04 (and probably before as well, but I wasn't doing anything as intensive as I am now) and I'm noticing that the fan never kicks into "jet engine" ...
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How to get Ubuntu to use as much Resources as Lubuntu

Well.. I love Ubuntu, but it causes my laptop to use resources up, and I don't even know why. it even cause my laptop's fan to run louder and heat up (not overheat, but it does get hot). As soon as I ...
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My Ubuntu 12.10 partition is frozen in the Safe Graphics Mode?

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 with Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I had it fully customized, except for the fact that my cooling fan wouldn't work. After some research, I found out that the fans are run off of ...
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USB fan controller

I'd like to control the speed of 3 fans: CPU fan (3-pin fan connector; connected to mainboard) 2x chassis fan (3-pin fan connector; connected to power supply via molex adapter) Unfortunately, it ...
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Constant fan spinning [duplicate]

Almost every action I initiate, like opening the terminal or clicking a menu, makes the fan start spinning. That did not happen on Windows, for instance. And it doesn't seem normal, so how can I make ...
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No fan control for CPU fan

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop, with Ubuntu Installed on my WD Passport partition as a portable installation. On the CPU Fan, it never looks like it has any control over itself. At a constant ...
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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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How do I control the fan when running kernel 3.7?

A while ago I started to use thinkfan to control the fan speed of my lenovo thinkpad. This became necessary as it stoped working after a kernel update (I think it came with the installation of a v3.7 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 slow and freezes, loud fan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on a custom built desktop, but it runs very slow and often freezes or something like Unity will ...
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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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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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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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Fan doesn't work on an Acer Aspire 5315

I have recently installed lubuntu 11.10 on my old laptop (acer aspire 5315 celeron) and observed that fan is not working properly on lubuntu side.I find it strange that it is working perfectly under ...
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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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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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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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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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Psensor warning - What does it mean?

I installed Psensor because I have had a new comp with problems, it sometimes freezes up on me. This might be caused by heat but it could be another cause. After implementing all sensors, Psensor ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with kernel version 3.13.0-34 generic. Since installing the OS, I have been having issues with my computer's fan spinning at its maximum ...
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CPU Fan always on high speed after upgrade to 14.04 [duplicate]

cpu fan always on high speed after update from 13.10 to 14.04 MB Asus P5G41T-M LX V2 It was working nice on 13.10 Output of sensors: atk0110-acpi-0 Adapter: ACPI interface Vcore Voltage: ...
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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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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) ...