I've installed lubuntu yesterday and noticed that the fans aren't working and want to try the solution kevbelisle came up with.


So, I have downloaded the makefile and the it87.c files and put them into the desktop, and I dont know how to do the next steps.

Could anyone break down the further steps kevbelisle made?


I removed the .txt in the make file and redo all the steps. Here's what I've got

make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-43-generic'
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-43-generic/arch/x86/Makefile:98: stack protector enabled but no compiler support
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-43-generic/arch/x86/Makefile:113: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
make[1]: gcc: Command not found
  CC [M]  /home/analog/Desktop/New/it87.o
/bin/sh: 1: gcc: not found
make[2]: *** [/home/analog/Desktop/New/it87.o] Error 127
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/analog/Desktop/New] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-43-generic'
make: *** [modules] Error 2

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The error messages show missing make gcc etc. Install the build-essential meta-package to get the development tools.

sudo apt-get install build-essential

The it87 kernel module is in the linux-image-extra package.

sudo apt-get install linux-image-extra-$(uname -r)

Open a terminal, navigate to the base directory of the thing you want to install, then simply type

./configure && make && sudo make install
  • Hello. The terminal gave me this make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. I've noticed my makefile is in .txt format. Is it right? Dec 21, 2014 at 0:01
  • No, it should be named Makefile with no extension
    – argarevarg
    Dec 21, 2014 at 0:04
  • Also, this edit may help.
    – argarevarg
    Dec 21, 2014 at 0:05
  • See the main post, I could not paste the code here. Dec 21, 2014 at 0:10
  • 2
    @argarevarg: Why would you run configure and make with sudo? Dec 21, 2014 at 10:55

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