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Inspiron 15 fan doesn't work

System configuration Win10 and Xubuntu 15.04 Dual boot i5 4200U Radeon 8850M Latest BIOS from dell tlp on Xubuntu installed. No more tweaks. coretemp module was loaded fglrx is not installed Idle ...
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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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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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Fan does not work on Dell XPS 13 developer edition with 14.04

After updating my Dell XPS 13 developer edition to Ubuntu 14.04 the fan is not working. The i8kutils are installed but i8kmon does not work. It returns * starting Dell fan/cpu-temperature monitor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Asus sometimes boot problems

Usually my Asus notebook boots like it should. All drivers are working, everything runs smooth and I don't have any problems. However, sometimes it starts with my fan at 100%, and the battery ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lenovo z50-70 “dust removal” (reverse fan) on Energy Manager with Ubuntu?

I have a Lenovo z50-70 and under Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 I had the "Lenovo Energy Manager" software with a "dust removal" function, that basically made the fan turns backwards to shoot the dust ...
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Persistent High-Fan Speed xubuntu 14.04

To start off, I am new to linux and don't understand much about it :D Please excuse-me. So I am having the same trouble as many (?) other users with fan speed. I have an old Sony laptop Vaio ...
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how to setup lxd and kvm with 16.04

Morning all, As i have been seeing a lot of posts about LXD, FAN, and Docker for 16.04 I am left still with some questions. In a brand new 16.04 LTS environment for two machines. I want to be able ...
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Using the sensor command doesn't give me fan speed in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to detect my fan speeds. I've installed lm-sensors but when I run sensors I get this: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Physical id 0: +63.0°C (high = +87.0°C, crit = +105.0°C) ...
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Fan Speed Increased after Dual Boot

I had a windows system upon which I installed Ubuntu 15.04 as dual boot. Right after I updated the Grub, the fan speed started showing anomalous behavior. The temperature of the system is going very ...
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Nvidia fans doesn't work(Alienware)(Laptop)

Well as I can't find any help googling will ask for it :P I have an Alienware computer and after fixing the non spin fans (CPU) (using i8kamon) my GPU fan doesn't spin (Ended this one never have spin, ...
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Asus 1025C Ubuntu 15.10 fan is not controlling by system

I've faced with a strange problem. I have Asus 1025C with Ubuntu 15.10 on it. Back in a week ago, it was running by Linux Mint 17.3 and the cooling worked fine. But then I decided to install 15.10. ...
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Fan control MSI ge60 2QD

I recently installed Ubuntu on my MSI ge60 2QD laptop. It has been a great experienced, but I'm a bit worried about the fan control. Does Ubuntu support automatic fan control (based on the CPU/GPU ...
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Dell Inspiron and i8kutils

I've been trying to get i8kutils working with my Dell 15-5000, but to no avail. I've followed the instructions posted on How do I get fan control working? to try and disable the BIOS thermal control, ...
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Ubuntu on a Lenovo Y50-70 - Fan control

I recently bought a Lenovo Y50-70 and considering that the trackpad driver for Windows is absolutely garbage I would like to use Ubuntun as my primary operating system alongside of an installation of ...
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Fan always on even during idle

I have the same problem as described in Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files, but none of the solutions there worked for me. My fan runs at ...
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Loud notebook + overheating in Ubuntu

I have dual boot ubuntu / windows 8.1 but when i boot ubuntu my components have got temperature around 65-70 when i basically do not do anything just surfing on the interner. I'm assuming it might be ...
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/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I have tried the solution given here: Fancontrol under Ubuntu 14.04 – resolving /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed: editing /etc/default/grub and replace ...
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Fan at max speed after pwmconfig

After I installed lm-sensors and pwmconfig in order to control fan speed, when i run sudo pwmconfig my fan gets to full speed and using sensors gives me this output. acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual ...
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Laptop fan making a lot of noise

Sorry for the vague question, but I'm not even sure where to start solving this problem. My laptop fan is really loud and sometimes winds down to a soft whirring. I'm worried that there is an ...
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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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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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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 ...