Controlling speeds of fans on laptops and desktops. "fancontrol" is also the name of a program for this task in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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overheating dell inspiron n5010

I have a DELL inspiron n5010 laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit OS, the only problem I have is the overheating of my CPU. I think that this is related to the usage of the CPU fan. How can I fix it ?
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How do I control my fan speed?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and the fans are quite loud. I followed the instructions on this forum link and configured lm-sensors then attempted to configure fancontrol. I ran lm-sensors as sudo, it ...
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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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Asus H87-PRO /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

On an Asus H87-PRO: $ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 5857 (2010-08-22) (...) /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed here's the output from $ sensors: ...
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MacBook Air MID 2012 Fan Control on Ubuntu 13.10 and higher

On my MacBook Air MID 2012 I use Ubuntu since 12.04. After installing Ubuntu I had to install the "macfanctld" package (incl. configuration) to get the fan control of my MBA working. If not, the fan ...
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Fan control for i5 in Lenovo T520 not working

I have a Lenovo T520, which is annoyingly loud all the time. My CPU however doesn't do anything and the BIOS is set to "balanced mode". I tried to check, and the fan control is set to automatic, and ...
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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) ...
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Fan In Lenovo Z580

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Z580 and the fan is constantly running. I tried to follow the steps outlined here: How to control fan speed? ...but apparently the "fancontrol" doesn't ...
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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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Loud fan: Tried many ways, but can't handle it

hope you can help me, quite frustrating... I used Windows 7 and had no problems with my fans at all. Using Linux in the university I decided to use it at home, too. When you boot your Computer, your ...
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Cooling fan goes crazy at every warm boot. Any setting possibilities?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. I just installed 13.04 on HP/Compaq 6910p laptop. Erased Windows7. When I do a cold boot the fan runs normally but when the screen has been down and opened again, it run ...
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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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Fan constantly on, Dell Inspiron 15R, Ubuntu 12.04

Problem I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15R. As soon as I boot, the fan starts at full speed and stays constantly on. I've seen similar posts, where installing fan control apps are ...
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Service modules-init-tools not found

While setting up lm-sensors and fanconrtol packages on Ubuntu 13.04, I arrived at a stage were I had to restart the service modules-init-tools to apply changes to the /etc/modules file then alas! I ...
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Laptop fan too noisy and fast

I'm new to the Ubuntu desktop. The main reason for my question is that I have a Dell Latitud E 6420, and the fan is too fast and noisy or too slow. I have already read about pwm config, but I would ...
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Fan turns on full blast after resuming from suspend - Sony Vaio w/ Ubuntu 12.04

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop: Sony E-Series SVE14A37CDH. Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series Hybrid GPU. I installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst drivers from: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on asus n76vb fan speed not working

I instaled lm-sensors followed everyting 1@ubuntu:~$ sudo sensors-detect perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = ...
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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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Why won't fancontrol start on boot, but will start with sudo?

I've configured /etc/fancontrol to my liking # Configuration file generated by pwmconfig, changes will be lost INTERVAL=10 DEVPATH=hwmon0=devices/platform/it87.552 DEVNAME=hwmon0=it8718 ...
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toshiba tecra m3-s636 fan control

I cant seem to figure out how to control my fanspeed. The laptop is getting too hot and shutting down after i upgraded to new 12.04 ubuntu. The fan does not sound like it is running as fast as ...
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Can I change my stock amd fan speed?

I have an amd a4-5300, and it it running loud. I remember my last amd stock fan being silent. I can't change it in my bios, and I see that it might be possible to do through Ubuntu when googling. I ...
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Fans really loud, ubuntu 12.10

I've been trying to get into using Ubuntu 12.10, but it's hard when my PCs fans are nonstop running so loud I get a headache at the very least. While it was running Windows 7 the fans were mostly ...
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Fan speed in ubuntu: pwmconfig no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I followed this guide about how to control fan speed in Ubuntu, but it doesn't work with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r). I installed lm-sensors and fancontrol packages. Then I configured lm-sensors by ...
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Laptop overheating

I have a Toshiba L500-128 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit OS, the only problem I have is the overheating of my CPU, with temperatures from 70 to 90 C. I think that this is related to the usage of the ...
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Is there a user-friendly setup to reduce performance and fan thresholds?

My Dell Vostro 4450 with Ubuntu 12.04 started heating (>95°C) when its on heavy load and charging battery (sometimes it freezes in this conditions). When on heavy load but using battery, it stabilize ...
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Make fan speed change permanent with aticonfig

I have a Radeon HD 7950 on Ubuntu 12.10, kernel 3.5. I have the fglrx-updates installed. The problem is that my gpu fan, upon startup, ramps up to 100% and stays that way. It's the same way on my ...
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Noisy Fan Ubuntu 12.10, not that noisy on Windows

I am using a Dell Inspiron 7520. I have a AMD Radeon HD 7730m working in switching with an Intel HD 4000. I have the lastest drivers from AMD so my switching is working flawlessly. I have made some ...
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High CPU temperature and Fan speed in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am using 12.04 LTS version of ubuntu. In which I am getting High CPU temperature and fan speed from beginning of the system. Temperature remain > 62°C. I am using jupitar but it's not helping in ...
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Weird laptop fan sound

I just bought a new laptop - SAMSUNG Series 3 NP350V5C-T01US, installed ubuntu 12.10. Everything is ok, except a very annoying sound produced by the fan. If it would be just a constant sound, I mean ...
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Manually turn on CPU fan

My BIOS controls my fan speeds, and I want to keep it that way. I have a machine in my basement where it's normally pretty cool, and as long as the machine isn't under high load the fans don't need to ...
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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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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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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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Fan running uncontrolled on Dell Vostro 3560 under Ubuntu 12.10

EDIT: It is 4 months since I asked this question, more than 1000 views, but the bug is still unassigned on launchpad. I suggest that everybody affected logs in and subscribes himself as being ...
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lm-sensor and cpu temperatures

I am on ubuntu Precise Pangolin. The processor is Intel i3. a desktop. I installed lm-sensors and below is the report sensors gave coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +30.0°C ...
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The fan on my laptop runs constantly in Ubuntu

Maybe someone asked this already, but i must ask why my cooler constantly blowing when i start ubuntu? When I'm on Windows 7 its normal, cooler blowing just when I play some game. Here is my Laptop ...
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Control fan speed

My laptop works fine in Ubuntu but temperatures are higher than the rare cases I use Windows. If there a way to tell Ubuntu to turn the fan on earlier? I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64 on a Toshiba R830 ...
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CPU Fan really annoying

Nn a Dell Inspiron the CPU Fan is too loud. It is not running constantly, but it changes from slow to really fast every minute. It's really annoying and hardly possible to work on this machine. Is it ...
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ThinkPad Fan Control error

I was able to install tpfand and tpfan-admin by following the instructions posted here. However, I'm unable to finish all the instructions. After installing ThinkPad Fan Control I referred to the ...
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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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Fan on Acer Aspire 5315 not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my old laptop (Acer Aspire 5315 ) and observed that fan is not working properly on Ubuntu. How could I solve this problem?
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Power management issues on an Asus N55 [duplicate]

I noticed that with respect to Win7 on my Asus N55 Ubuntu 12.04 tend to overheat the system. After startup the fan controller takes control of the fan, I could here it slowing down, after a few second ...
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How to control CPU fan with no pwm-capable sensors?

I've tried to follow the directions on this thread: How to control fan speed? But at the end of the day, pwmconfig gives me this error: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor ...
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How can I keep the cpu temp low?

I have an HP pavilion dv7, I'm using ubuntu 12.04 so the overheating problem with sandybridge cpu is a lot better. However my laptop is still becoming too hot to keep on my legs. The problem is that ...
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GeForce 6800 fan speed control; nvclock segmentation fault

I recently did an update on my Ubuntu 11.04. Unfortunately I can't remember what was updated, but I am sure there were some core things. Anyway, before that update I could change the fan speed, due ...
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Gnome 3 Ati Fan always on

Hello I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 installed. I have issues with the fan (I know that there are many threads about this but nothing has worked). I am using Dell Studio XPS 1640 running ...
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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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My Toshiba's fans do not work automatically

My Toshiba Satellite m505-s4940's fans do not turn on automatically, so it was overheating before I learned how to do it manually by using this keyboard-shortcut:fn+F3 I have to do this every time ...