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    Fan Control


    Are there any apps
    that can effectively
    control fan
    speeds? (such as
    SpeedFan in
    Windows)

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    I believe fan speed control is disabled by default, and only some PCs even allow control. I've always thought that automatic control by the thermal sensor is best.

    But, if you google 'fan speed linux' there is a number of pages of advice for you. Most seem to involve passing parameters to your acpi module at load time, then tweaking a file in /proc. But, as usual, this is completely up to the various hardware in your PC whether they respond or not.

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    Ok thanks I'll search for that. What I only wanted to do is to limit the exhaust fan PWM as it gets really loud and annoying. That's with the auto setting in the bios

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    I tried many things including i8kutils, various Linux versions, even Windows programs through WINE to get the fan on my old Dell Latitude D600 to work properly, to speed up enough before overheating. Finally I found a solution.
    This is from Raphi111 on an Arch Linux forum:
    "I added "acpi_osi=Linux" in line GRUB_CMLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in grub's config."

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