I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ASUS UX501VW and the fans are blasting at full speed. I have tried to install the kernel 4.6 (as suggested here) and kernel 4.3.5 (as suggested here), but both didn't solve the problem. I have to add that this is my first time installing and using ubuntu, so I am a total noob. Other problems the above guys seemed to have I don't really have, WiFi works perfectly, as does the touchpad. Also I'm running this as a dual boot, Windows 10 is installed on another partition.

Any other suggestions as to what I could do?

  • How I solved this back then: Boot with parameter nouveau.modeset=0 to turn off the nouveau graphics driver and then install the nvidia drivers. – jiggy Jan 7 at 14:01

For the fan issue, I had to use kernel 4.8-rc1. Install from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

There were stability issues (machine freeze) as well with XOrg. I had to purge/blacklist the nouveau drivers and use nvidia drivers. I'm using nvidia-367 from the graphics-drivers ppa. It seems stable now, except for an XOrg crash that makes me login twice. I haven't looked into this yet.


I have an ASUS GL552VM with a gtx960 and had the same problem : The fan just started to go crazy as soon as I logged in ..

Installing the 4.6 kernel and enabling the NVIDIA driver one did the trick!


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    Hi @qbadx, well come to ask.ubuntu, It would be really helpful if you supplied more information as to how exactly you installed your "NVIDIA drivers". – Tshilidzi Mudau Sep 23 '16 at 9:12

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