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How do I control the fan on a Apple Mac Mini?

I am running 12.04 LTS on Apple mini hardware (about 4 years old). I am new to Linux. The fan seems to run non-stop. "ThinkFan" is installed but I do not know how to use it in order to modulate fan ...
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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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how do i control the fan speed in macbook pro 13" using ubuntu 12.04

how do I control the fan speed on a macbook pro? I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I want the fan run faster because the laptop getting very hot the laptop was released in October 2008 the model number is ...
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CPU fan kicks in to full gear when i try to install ubuntu 12.10 or LTS

Whenever I try to install (DUAL BOOT WITH WINDOWS 7) both versions of Ubuntu desktop on my PC the CPU fan starts spinning so fast that I couldn't even go through the installation for fear of my CPU ...
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Loud fans - Dell studio 1558

I'm having a problem with my dell studio 1558 were my fans are running very loud. I never had this problem on windows 7 and I'm really struggling to find a fix for it. I've tried other distro's as ...
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Passive cooling on laptop

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop (model number l502x). In both windows 7 and windows 8, I have been able to select power options (power saver, high performance, etc.). In the configuration settings for ...
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Vaio SB - Turn off AMD Graphics Card?

I've got a Vaio SB with Hybrid Graphics (Intel Graphics Card and AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series). It is running in Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and has the latest BIOS-Update. For reason that the ...
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Fan noise and overheating problem in Dell Inspiron N5110

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop and it works fine. But I can hear a continuous noise from the cooling system. What should I do to solve this problem?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fan constantly running even after updates (Maybe Harddrive?)

I have recently installed Ubuntu and I have also installed Bumblebee which caused the fan to run constantly due to hybrid graphics card. I also also installed Jupiter to switch my laptop into power ...
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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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Ubuntu has started booting really slow

So yesterday & today, when I boot up the Ubuntu loading screen (with the 4-5 loading dots) it just sits there... forever. Normally, Ubuntu boots up very fast. Also, something very strange I've ...
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Thinkfan broken after update to Quantal

After upgrading my Thinkpad T400 to Quantal, I noticed that the CPU fan became much noisier, it was essentially running all the time. I have configured fan control through thinkfan. I suspect that the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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ubuntu 13.10 Thinkpad edge e531 fan doesn't stop once it starts running

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop and it works pretty well. However, I encountered a problem with my fan that I cannot seem to fix. I tried installing and configuring lm-sensors, thinkfan ...
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Laptop fan runs continously after recent update

I have a Dell Studio 1555, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it was working flawlessly until the latest update. The fan is running at unreasonably high speeds while only 5-6% of the CPU is used. I made ...
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How get ATI fan noice down, HD4870 on newer Ubuntu?

I need some help on my graphic card and my Ubuntu. Iam using Ubuntu 12.04 because ATI is not supporting my HD4870 on newer kernel. I need the driver to kill the voice from the card. All worked on the ...
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ASUS Laptop fan being extremely loud after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

From what I have read it is because I have an integrated intel CPU and GPU (4000) and a dedicated NVIDIA 740M graphics card. I do not have Nvidia drivers and I'm not sure if that is the issue or not. ...
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How to change CPU fan speed? (Works in Windows)

I've got an MSi G45 board and a 3570K with a CM 212 EVO cooling it. In the BIOS, I change the ambient fan speed for my CPU cooler to 12.5% - so when I boot up and it through POST, etc., the fan spins ...
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Fan settings - battery vs. plugged in

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Y510p laptop with Intel Core i7-4700MQ and an Nvidia GeForce GT755M graphics card which I'm not really using thanks to bumblebee (the only graphics driver loaded is ...
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Fan speed on full blast when doing zero to moderate tasks

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 recently and I'm having CPU fan problems. It seems as though there is only an ON (fan is on full blast) and OFF configurations when the system is ...
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Cant config my pwm fans

I have mb asus z87 expert, connected 4 pwm fans 4pin. When I run sensors-detect it only finds cpu fan. I cant find any solution to control my fans. When I run pwmconfig command, it says I have no pwm ...
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Powersafe, no fan sound, generally silent and light ubuntu configuration

I usually travel with my notebook and my journey is quite long. I need to slow my pc as much as its possible to safe power for more time. I need to use text editor even nano is fine and I want to play ...
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sensors output on my lenovo ideapad y510p does not pick all temperatures and fan speeds

sensors output on my lenovo ideapad y510p does not pick all temperatures and fan speeds. I do not want to control fans, just to monitor their speed (and temperatures). Any help? radenkovich@b4da55:~$ ...
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Having issues with pwmconfig

I have lm-sensors installed, but when I run pwmconfig I get... /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed Now, I tried sudo service module-init-tools restart and I ...
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HP/Compaq 6530b CPU fan goes to 100% after wakeup from suspend

I recently installed 12.04 LTS x64 on my old laptop. Works great, but whenever I shut the laptop lid, it goes into suspend, and when I open it back up to use the machine again, the fan goes to 100%. ...