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Guide to control your laptop’s fan speed running Ubuntu Linux.

This is essentially a translated version of this guide, which was written in German. Before you go on, I would like to make clear that I will not be held accountable for any damage to your machine resulting from using this guide. Step 1. Install the thinkfan software and the sensors: sudo apt-get install thinkfan lm-sensors Step  Full Article…


How to control fan speed?

Install the lm-sensors  and fancontrol  packages. Configure lm-sensors In terminal type sudo sensors-detect and answer YES to all YES/no questions. At the end of sensors-detect, a list of modules that need to be loaded will be displayed. Type “yes” to have sensors-detect insert those modules into /etc/modules, or edit /etc/modules yourself. Run sudo service module-init-tools restart. This will read the changes you made  Full Article…


How To Control Fan Speeds in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install lm-sensors Then you need to run sensors-detect. sudo sensors-detect and just follow the prompts. Add the recommended lines to /etc/modules. Now, if you don’t want to reboot, you’ll have to manually activate the modules. sudo modprobe module1 module2 where module1 etc. = the module names provided from sensors-detect. Next, you need to create your fancontrol  Full Article…


Fan Speed Controlf

Fancontrol, part of lm_sensors, can be used to control the speed and sound of CPU/case fans. This article covers configuration/setup of the utility. Sensor driver Support for newer motherboards may not yet be in the Linux kernel. Check the official lm-sensors devices table to see if experimental drivers are available for such motherboards. It is recommended not to  Full Article…