Questions tagged [fancontrol]

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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MacMini 2010 with Ubuntu 22.04 - temperature problems (Fan Control)

I have a mac mini 2010 (4.1), with Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 and the temperature control doesn't work. I tried installing mbpfan and it didn't work. I tried installing macfanctld and it didn't work. This ...
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Cpu fan speed running low

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Sometimes when I run a heavy process my CPU temperature reaches 90-95 Centigrade degree but fan speed is 4500RPM, sometimes I saw fan runs up to 5100RPM but at highest ...
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how can i control fan speed on ubuntu 21.10?

is there any way to check the fan speed? and increase/decrease the speed? This is because my PC goes above 80deg but i cant hear any fans. So yes i don't want a gas stove so is there any way to like ...
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Can't properly set up fancontrol

I tried setting up fancontrol, but the pwmconfig command seemed not to work. I also built fancontrol-gui, but it doesn't show any fans. I can't figure out why I can't set it up. Additional information ...
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How to control AMD GPU fan speed

There may be some similar threads, but they are rather old. I've recently been having a nightmare with Nvidia and Ubuntu with my specific motherboard. I ended up going for a new motherboard and AMD ...
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Unable to see fan speed on Ubuntu 20.04 with MSI board

Just a preface, I know there are numerous questions about this, but I do believe that mine is a different case. Every now and then, after restarting my computer (often after updating Nvidia drivers), ...
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No fan speed regulation on HP Elitebook 1020 X360 G2

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and am facing an issue with my laptop fan. On startup the fan is blowing full speed and makes a lot of noise. I installed lm-sensors and psensor and found out that one of the ...
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Configuring fan control on HP to solve fan noise problems?

My laptop (Notebook HP 250 G5) makes a lot of noise from time to time. I've been exploring several questions and answers from this site (and others) but still haven't found how to solve it. The ...
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Both NBFC-LINUX and NBFC do not work

I tried to use NBFC and NBFC-linux to control my laptop fans. In the beginning, everything worked out just fine. And after approximately 4 days, NBFC-linux stopped working. I thought I might be able ...
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fancontrol for GPU FAN is not working - Failed to start fan speed regulator

fancontrol for GPU FAN GP108 Geforce GT1030 is not working - Failed to start fan speed regulator. Failed to start ● fancontrol.service - fan speed regulator Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/...
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Easy way of limiting my laptop CPU fans?

Is there an easy way to limit my max CPU fan speed, without affecting the fan itself on lower loads? Preferably a tool with a GUI, or a CLI but without digging into multiple config files that could ...
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NBFC - Notebook Fan Control [closed]

I want to make fan run at full speed. NBFS is working in my laptop, and I can change speed. The only thing I need is the settings to make it run always on full speed. HP ProBook 6550b.xml file is ...
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FAN Speed Control - HP EliteBook 8440p

I've HP Laptop EliteBook 8440p and I am new to linux. I want to control my laptop's Fan speed, I was able to do so very easily in windows 7 by using the HWinfo software but in linux it is difficult. I ...
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How to optimize or better control my AMD card?

I have an RX570, and I was wondering if there were a good way to better optimize how Ubuntu works with it, beyond the built-in driver. If possible too, would there be a way to control things like fan ...
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How do I control a voltage controlled fan?

I'd like to control my fan's speed (to make it more silent under heavy load). I disassembled a Laptop to build a custom PC, fitted a gigantic 9x9cm tower cooler with a Noctua fan on it to absorb the ...
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CPU fan stopped working on Ubuntu 21.10

I am running Ubuntu on an HP Pavilion G6 Notebook PC. My CPU fan stopped working when I upgraded to Ubuntu 21.10 impish indri. What could be the problem?
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How do I set fan speed to max in Ubuntu?

My laptop tends to run really hot and I don't think Ubuntu is increasing the fan rpm enough to match the rising temperature. I have looked at a few fan speed related tutorials and they all go into ...
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Heating and Fan control issues on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

My Alienware m15 R5 has an overheating problem because the fans are not working. Here is the output from sudo pwmconfig: # pwmconfig version 3.6.0 This program will search your sensors for pulse width ...
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High cpu usage in sleep mode

CPU history in sleep mode when I put my laptop (dell inspiron 5401) into sleep mode, as you can see the cpu activity in a few minutes of sleep mode, and fan is turning in full speed. This problem ...
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Asus fan control not working, does not find Kernel module

Problem: I have an Asus UX3410U laptop with ubuntu 18.04.1 (kernel 5.4.0-74-generic). Since a few days the fan control doesn't work anymore in ubuntu probably due to an update (it still works in bios)....
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Cannot run pwmconfig (There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed)

I’m trying to control the fan speed in my laptop (Huawei Matebook D14 2020. AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Vega GPU). I’ve installed lm_sensors, and run sudo sensors-detect. However, when I try to run sudo ...
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Hello! I have problem with recognising all temperature sensors and fan speed sensors, how I can get to recognise all sensors?

I apologize for bad english, because is not my primary language. I decided to install the latest version of Ubuntu 20.04 in my web browsing PC on spare SSD(for transition from Windows 8.1, to not ...
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Asus X93S no fan sensor Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on Asus X93S. So my problem is my installation not detected any fans with commandes : sensors I got this result : asus-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter temp1: +6280.4°C ...
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CPU Cooler/Fans Don't Work In Ubuntu

So this issue is an odd one and first for me. I have a new desktop build with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X with ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard using a Kraken Z73 water cooler. I dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 and ...
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dell-smm-hwmon freezes Alienware m15 r1

I have tried suggestions such as installing i8kutils and dell-bios-fan-control but it always freezes my laptop if I do sudo modprobe dell-smm-hwmon force=1 And if I try to do it without force, it ...
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Fan speed Thinkpad with Ubuntu

I bought a new ThinkPad with AMD Ryzen™ 7 (4000 Series). I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with the newest kernel 5.8.0-43-generic. I have the feeling that my fan is running at max speed all the time. Even when ...
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mouse problems after nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=4

nvidia-xconfig --enable-all-gpus nvidia-xconfig --cool-bits=4 from forums.developer.nvidia.com worked with my dual titan rtx on Ubuntu 18. This allows me to manually set the fan speed using NVIDIA X ...
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Fan speed: PPA for hardware/firmware

I have an Acer Nitro 5, which, under Ubuntu, has a loud and hyperactive fan. I remember that I once added a PPA which has some firmware/drivers that could better deal with my hardware. Yesterday, I re-...
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How to make thinkfan not cause jerky fan behavior?

I have thinkfan installed and it runs fine. However, I've noticed that it frequently changes fan rpms and this causes the fan to act rather jerky. For example, it will increase in speed (and sound), ...
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Controlling fans and undervolting in Acer Nitro 5 with Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my Acer Nitro 5 || 8GB DDR4 || 1TB NVME SSD || i5-9300H || 4GB GTX 1650 laptop, replacing Windows. Switching to Linux I think there are many features that I am unable to use like ...
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Laptop Fan Speed Control

Sometimes my laptop's fans are too loud but the laptop itself is at 30c so how can I change it so it ramps up higher when it is at higher temps.
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sleep, hibernate, hung process problems

I am running Ubuntu 18.04, on a System 76 laptop, including the standard System 76 video drivers. A while back I made many upgrades over the course of a couple days. Everything from video drivers to a ...
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Asus tuf gaming FX505dt - fan control

Is there any way to control fan in ASUS TUF GAMING FX505DT? I tried the lm-sensors, but when I try to type sudo pwmconfig I'm getting /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules ...
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control GPU fan speed AMD RADEON RX 590

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed alongside windows as dual boot system. When running Windows the fans are quiet but running Ubuntu the fans are louder than normally is on windows. I would like to be able ...
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Ensuring that critical software does not fail

I have a Dell Vostro 5490, which like many laptops from dell have a loud fan which is not well regulated. To solve this I have installed i8kutils to control the fan and dell-bios-fan-control to ...
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Fan sensors all read 0 RPM after using pwmcontrol

I was trying to configure my fan speeds and the process went fairly normal the first time. (Instructions here) I must have messed up somewhere along the way, and now when I try to restart the process ...
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lm-sensors only detects CPU temperatures, despite runing sensors-detect and loading /etc/modules (Intel i7 7700k + Asus TUF Z270 Mark II)

I am trying to monitor the temperatures and fan speeds of my desktop PC (Intel i7-7700k + Asus TUF Z270 Mark II + GeForce GTX 1060) through lm-sensors but sensors only outputs CPU info. I run several ...
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How can I run a command after resuming from sleep?

I installed a fan control service (fancontrol). It's working perfectly, but there is an issue with suspend: when i wake up my computer, fans going to spin very fast, because fan control service ...
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Unable to fetch CPU/GPU fans data in Ubuntu

I have both Windows10 as well Ubuntu20.04 installed on my machine, MSI GV62 7RD. The MSI DragonCenter application on Windows clearly displays the RPMs of both the fans in real-time. However, I have ...
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fancontrol in hp spectre x360

I recently bought an hp spectre x350 15t df100 ceo. In windows fan works correctly and device is cool all the time, but in ubuntu 19.10 fan start threshold is hi for full-metal laptop (last week I ...
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How to decrease overall temperature - Ubuntu 18.04 lts?

Every time that I try to run youtube, any browser, turn on nginx or mysql the overall temp. of my hardware increases to 60-88 degress. / sometimes reaches critical value 90+ degress. To prevent that I ...
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Nvidia X Server Settings is not saving the settings

I run Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. My problem is that Nvidia X server settings won't save my configuration. I've tried for a long time to make it save, and I couldn't figure out why it won't. I've found many ...
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How to control my fans

I am using Asus TUF FX505dy. How to control my fans? In windows I could use Armory Crate and set different power levels (silent, balanced and turbo). They also controlled my CPU frequency. There is a ...
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I downloaded "fancontrol" to bring my computer's temperature down, but what do the different "pwmconfig" parameters actually do?

I would like to increase my fan speed and get my computer to run a little cooler, so I downloaded the "fancontrol" package and ran the sensors-detect along with pwmconfig programs. But even after ...
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chassis fan running at full speed, fancontrol not working Ubuntu 20.04 Amd ASUS MB

I have tried to follow several methods to control my fans, nothing worked. I have a M4A88T-M motherboard with a Phenom AMD processor and NVIDIA Quadro600 PCIe card. I installed thermald, lmsensors, ...
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laptop fan not recognized by ubuntu 20.04

i ran sudo sensors-detect and it gave me this # sensors-detect version 3.6.0 # System: LENOVO 81H7 [Lenovo ideapad 130-15IKB] (laptop) # Board: LENOVO LNVNB161216 # Kernel: 5.4.0-31-generic x86_64 # ...
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Imac with Ubuntu (Lubuntu 20.04) - Controlling fan speed

The situation I switched an old Imac (2008) to Lubuntu. While it runs smoothly for all I need to do, 20 minutes after starting the CPU fan starts to get super loud. Here is a screenshot of psensor: ...
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How to control fan speed on ThinkStation by Lenovo?

I have found few questions(1,2) and articles on the web about how to control fan speed. However, it seems that Lenovo ThinkPads need to be configured differently(1). However, there is nothing about ...
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Install CoreCtrl (GPU GUI) on Ubuntu 20.04

I read about "CoreCtrl" (GPU GUI) which looks promising but I cannot find it in the repository. Do you have any ideas how I can install it? Thanks. More about CoreCtrl
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I made a mistake by trying to minimize the fan noise, typed "np" when prompted by fancontrol

I am new to Ubuntu Studio and as naive and without experience as I am, I made my first mistake. I have an old iMac mid 2010 with a new SSD with a very noisy fan. So I downloaded lm-sensors and then ...
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