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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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fn + f5 key not working for Asus TUF 504GM

I have recently started using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I use Asus TUF 504GM, where fn+f5 key is set to change my gpu fan cooling mode. However, although all other keys are working perfectly fine, I am ...
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fancontrol: return to original state, not full speed when exiting?

I have followed the instructions on this page to control graphics card fan speed using fancontrol. It worked, but the problem is, when exiting the programme, it does not restore the original fan ...
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Dell Vostro 200 fan speeds

I recently installed Ubuntu (18.04.1 LTS) on my old desktop to use as a server. I have been trying to manage the fan speeds, but I cannot get it to work. I started out with this tutorial: How to ...
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Linux, Fans and PWM

I'm trying to control my fans under Linux. I have 5 chassis fans + CPU fan. Tried many solutions nothing work. My MOBO is an Asus Z170 Deluxe, all my fans are 3 pins so no pwm. Tried to run this ...
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How to convert “sensor” names to a /sys path?

Programs such as sensor list sensors by name, such as package ID 0 and core 0. However, /etc/fancontrol uses things like /sys/device/.... How do I figure out the path from the name?
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Dell XPS 15 9570 - How to control the fans?

I'm running dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 (using the respin from this link). Everything works properly, however the fans are continuously going on and off. The CPU temp is between 39 - 42 ...
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Fan control for ubuntu on Lenovo legion y520

Im working with CNN's and my laptop gets really hot when it compile models (Lenovo legion y520). This laptop model have an extra fan which I can't activate by my own... In windows there is a program ...
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What could be causing constant fan noise on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a lot of fan noise on ubuntu 16.04 on a new Dell laptop. I can't tell what's happening from the graphics card or any software program. The fan is working and never stops. My friend has the ...
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What is the normal fan speed?

I am using Dell 5471 that is my sensors data, is that a normal (maybe i am obsessive about fan noise) What is your opinion this ? acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +25.0°C (...
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Dell 5471 Ubuntu 16.04 Fan Noise and overheating

My computer has been taken 2 months. In the First months computer if hard work or weather is too hot then computer was starting fan and was fnishing. Now, when i open the computer fan starting (for ...
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Lenovo high temperatures and loud fan

i have Lenovo Y50-70 with Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and problem with high temperatures and loud fan and fast empty battery This is not a problem in Windows i read this post , when i type sudo pwmconfig ...
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Controlling fans via a graphical user interface

I have been asking myself if there is any gui application to control the fans, as pwmconfig might be a bit too much for a noob like me. There are plenty of those applications for windows, but I couldn'...
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How to check fans and voltage on Dell XPS 13?

I own a Dell XPS 13 9360 in which I run Ubuntu 18.04. I haven't found a way to check the fan's speed and the laptop's voltage. I installed psensors and lm-sensors, but nothing is shown for both. I ...
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How to control case fan with no pwm?

is there a simple way to control only the case fan? I own a asus p8h61-m lx2 mobo, but in the bios I cannot configure the case fan below 60%. On the other hand on windows I have installed ai suite 2, ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Is there a way to control fan speed of MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS because it heats up quickly without intensive workload.Pls Help
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Fan speed (Ubuntu 16.04) (Dell) [duplicate]

How can I control the computer's fan speed on Ubuntu 16.04? I am using Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series.
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Cannot get fan speed

I have HP Spectre 13 x360 Laptop I cannot see or control my fan speed (lm-sensors is installed) As I can in Windows using a program called SpeedFan. Here is the it's execution log: Win9x:NO ...
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PWM values randomly interpreted invertedly

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Linux 4.15.0 Mainboard: Gigabyte z97x Gaming 7 (kernel module: it87) I am using the endpoints at /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon2 to set my case fans PWM values. Sample script to set my ...
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High CPU usage, even without a real reason

it's days that the fan and especially the processor of my computer are perennially 100% even if there is no real reason. This is the situation Can someone help me? This is htop with Chrome close
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Cannot control fan-speed on Acer predator Helios 300

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04(but there was same problem on 16.04). I cannot control the fan speed. Ubuntu runs with same fan speed as that when logged out of windows(dual-boot). I have tried sensors-detect ...
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ubuntu 18.04 high cpu/fan crazy - basic usage

I've done a fresh install of ubuntu 18.04. My system is the following: lucas@test:~$ inxi -F System: Host: test Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome 3.28.1 Distro: Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Very high fan speed on Ubuntu 18.04

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04, alongside Windows 10. On Ubuntu, one of my fans is extremely high, although the temperature is fine, and this is not happening on Windows. I've tried some of the ...
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/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed with a SuperMicro mainboard

Trying to follow these instructions: How to control fan speed? sensors-detect added this module: coretemp I get this error when runnting pwmconfig: /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable ...
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May I change fan speed manually in /sys on iMac?

I run Lubuntu 16.04 on a iMac 27" Mid 2010 i5. Fan control was fine until I had to swap the logicboard. Since then fans run at max. After trying a lot I found here that someone recommended to change ...
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Z370 fancontrol Ubuntu 16.04.3

My configuration is: #sensors-detect revision 6284 (2015-05-31 14:00:33 +0200) #System: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z370 HD3P [Default string] #Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z370 HD3P-CF #...
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set fan speed on ubuntu 16.04 laptop hp elitebook 2540p

my laptop has some issue with the fan it does not work properly, on windows i used hwinfo 32 to control it manually and set its speeed but it seems impossible on ubuntu. I have been searching for ...
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MacPro early 2008 turns on with fans on full bast every other boot?

I can still boot Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my MacPro (early 2008) every other time, but for some reason the screen goes black and the fans inside turn on full blast every other boot up. Does anybody else ...
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Starting Xorg process on all installed GPUs

Specs: 4x GTX 1080 nVidia 390.25 Ubuntu Server 17.10 Kernel 4.13.0-32-generic Goal: Headless system with the following fan control script running on boot: nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/...
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Fix Acer CPU fan speed

a couple of months ago, I had to switch to a new notebook and picked the Acer Aspire A515-51G. According to reviews, the device would be a neat bundle of silence, battery life and reasonable power. ...
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How to stop CPU fan for a moment?

How can I stop CPU fan for one second and then start it again? As I want to have it under keyboard shortcut, it doesn't have to be connected to any sensors. I use Ubuntu 16.04 (with kernel 4.10.0-42) ...
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sensors-detect doesn't detect anything

If sensors-detect doesn't detect anything (except coretemp), does that mean the fans on my laptop (Acer Predator Helios 300) can't be controlled? Is there another method?
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Server 17.10 pwmconfig finds no modules

Installed lm-sensors 1.5 installed fancontrol Ran sensors-detect Added modules (sudo modprobe coretemp jc42) Ran pwmconfig No pwm capable modules found I have an intel S3420GPRX with x3470 processor....
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noisy laptop fan after upgrading to ubuntu 17.10

I have recently upgraded my ubuntu version to 17.10.After upgrade my laptop fan started making frustrating noise like some vehicle running inside laptop.my laptop is hp(15-bg001ax).In earlier ...
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Acer Aspire 5541's Fans not working properly?

The Fans of the Acer Aspire 5541 work at full speed on startup, but when on ubuntu, it's always at a constant speed, regardless of load. this makes it overheat itself rather quickly and shut itself ...
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Asus UX430UQ, Ubuntu 17.10 - there are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I just bought a new laptop (Asus UX430UQ) which has annoying fans that are turned on all the time, even when not needed (e.g. @30°C core temp). I'm currently trying to get them under control with ...
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Fan problem after running sensors-detect

I ran sensors-detect and ever since the fan screams like crazy (100% all the time, even if the temperatures are very low). The only thing that works is to pull the charging out, then it assumes low ...
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Fan control on Asus K401UQ in Ubuntu 17.10

I'm almost happy with my Asus K401UQ-FA079T and Ubuntu 17.10. I can't get the fan to be quiet when the computer is not under heavy CPU load. Fan control is not provided by the kernel. Fans are not ...
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The Curious Case Of Python Scripts And Constantly Running Fan

My question concerns using python scripts (cough) in an Ubuntu 17.10 terminal. I noticed on running them that the fan on my laptop kicks right in and keeps going until I close the terminal. Should ...
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Acer laptop overheat?

i just installed ubuntu 16.04 along with window 7 on my laptop acer aspire 4750G and just 30min of usage, it's becoming very hot. I have installed lm-sensors and run sensors-detect but it's still the ...
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THinkpad p50 running hot on ubuntu 16.04

I have recently got a thinkpad p50s and put Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The fan is constantly running even when i am just browsing the internet. Output from Psensou
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Failed to control fan speed for Nvidia Geforce 1060 on Ubuntu 16.04

My current Ubuntu kernel is 4.12.5 with Nvidia driver 384.69. However, since the upgrade, the GPU always performes at highest (level 4) performance level, so the GPU fan is running all the time. I ...
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Fan going full blast on laptop after suspend

I recently got a Lenovo X1 Yoga and slapped a copy of Xubuntu 17.04 on it. I'm having this issue where the laptop fan will go from 0 to MAX after coming back from a suspended state. This happens ...
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Fan control for newer Thinkpad Lenovo (T460 series and above)

If I install Ubuntu 16.04 on a T460 thinkpad, can I control the fan using a custom fan control script/utility?
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I updated Ubuntu and the fan stopped [closed]

I was using Ubuntu 16.04 for a month and the fan was always running at high speed (I am using an Acer Aspire E-14). I updated my system today and the fan is quiet. Is this normal? I expected ...
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Why my fan RPM drops to 0 cycling?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 on a Dell E6430 and I am using the command watch sensors I can notice that, despite the temperature (around 70degrees) the fan is going max speed and after 2-3 ...
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pwmconfig - no working fan sensors

I'm currently setting up fan controls on my PC. When I run pwmconfig it says that I have no working fan sensors: de@dust ~ $ sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 6166 (2013-05-01) This program will ...
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fancontrol (pwmconfig) won't detect my fans

My laptop's CPU fan creeps me out and I am trying to lower it but when I am attempting to run sudo pwmconfig and I get /usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed The ...
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Controlling Fan speed

I recently installed Ubuntu on to a HP Presario CQ60 The fan works but at a constant slow speed. I have tried installing fancontrol but with no success process came up with this message /usr/sbin/...
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Ubuntu 16.04 i7-4790@3.60GHz CPU frequency capped at 0.8GHz (20% of max)

I have been running Ubuntu for a couple of months on this machine now, and all of a sudden the CPU's frequency is refusing to go any higher than 0.8GHz (20% of maximum) despite it running fine at 3.8-...
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HP OMEN - There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

Does anyone know how to detect and control fans on an HP OMEN? The output of the pwmconfig command is There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed Couldn't find a solution from existing ...