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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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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Fan is always on, CPU usage is rather low and can't find the fan or thermal_zone proc files

I have an Asus N76VB notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and TLP for power managment. However, the fan is always on. It's not really loud, but it's annoying. My CPU usage is around 1-2%. It's clocked at 1.20 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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loud fan on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a Dell Latitude E5420 laptop which I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago. I can't help noticing a new annoying behaviour of the fan: it repeatedly gets loud every 1-2 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pwmconfig not writing to /etc/fancontrol

So I decided to switch from Win8 to Ubuntu for dev (all the team uses..), and so I have the it-seems-classic problem of 'fan was quiet under Win and blasts with Ubuntu' I've tried everything - loaded ...
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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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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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CPU running at 60°C on Yoga 13 – How to control fan speed?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 13 laptop. My fan is constantly running. If have tried to solve the problem with TLP , but to no avail. I have also installed cpufrequtils. On ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatic fan speed control on AMD/ATI gpu cards with propietary drivers (fglrx) [closed]

This post is just to describe what I did, because I spent some time googling before find a acceptable solution. I've a server running ubuntu 14.04 with 2 AMD firepro w8100 and the propietary drivers ...
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On ubuntu 14.04.2 сooler spinning too fast [duplicate]

I used Ubuntu 14.04.1 and everything worked well.Recently I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.2, but the CPU fan began spinning madly fast.The same occured when I installed ubuntu 15.04.I use a desktop ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Brightness Crash and Fan issues in 12.04.1 [closed]

I would just like to state beforehand that I am a total novice in using Ubuntu when it comes to the more complex issues. So I thought it would be best to finally come here and ask for help before ...
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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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will ubuntu automatically manage fan speed based on heat like windows

i've just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i intend to game on it. I'm hoping that Ubuntu manages fan speeds automatically based on heat if not could u please explain to me how to set my fan speeds to ...
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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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Overheating Lenovo Laptop

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430. I experienced maybe three abrupt poweroffs with this laptop and the reason is very likely overheating. I eventually installed psensor to monitor my problem, and I'm ...
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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) ...
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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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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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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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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 ...