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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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thinkfan control doesn't use the fan full potential when needed

I own a Thinkpad x201 and is overheating very fast because of the environmental temperature and eventually kills himself without notice (and it really grinds my gears). Outside there are 34 degrees C ...
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ThinkPad T440s fan speed

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new T440s, and it seems the fan starts working at full speed from time to time, I've read in several places that this causes the fan to be noisy and generally ...
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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 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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Is there some program to control fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04? - Acer Aspire 5740G

I have an Acer Aspire 5740(G) that overheats constantly, even in normal use. After many hours of trying fan control utilities to speed up my fan, such as fancontrol and lm-sensors, and none of them ...
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Fans don't wake up after suspend

the title says almost everything. If i suspend my ubuntu 12.04 on a compaq 615 laptop, on wake up everthing works perfectly apart from the fact that the fans don't wake up, cpu heats and upon ...
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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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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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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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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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Fan constantly runs on Dell 3521 with Radeon HD7670m on Ubuntu 15.04

My laptop configuration are Dell 3521 Core i3 3227U @ 1.9Ghz 4GB RAM Intel HD4000 graphic + radeon HD7670m 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics. When I boot Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS on my laptop, CPU cooling fan ...
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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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How do I get fan control working?

I know there something called fancontrol, that enables you to control the speed of your system's ventilation. I'd like to let my fans spin a bit faster as my laptop is heating up very easilly. All ...
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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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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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OpenSource ATI driver - Fan running at full speed all the time

I know this is a common problem and have read other topics but couldn't resolve. Anyways yesterday I found a solution - I have 2 graphic cards (hybrid) and they were both on. So I turned one off and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lenovo U400 overheating with fan being idle

I've had Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo U400 laptop for a year or so and everything was fine. Suddenly yesterday I noticed when I was working on it, that it was running really hot, almost burning my left ...
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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 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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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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MacBook Pro Temperature Issues (tlp and cpufreq used)

I recently installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro, and I have noticed some overheating issues. Specifically, I used indicator-sensors and psensors to monitor the temperature, and the average ...
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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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High fan speed after suspend

It seems this is a common problem, but I still cannot find a good solution. After a cold boot, my laptop runs perfectly, but after resuming from suspend, the fan kicks in to 100% and blows out cold ...
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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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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 ...