Cannot turn off fans

Asked by Adriaan on 2009-10-19

Ubuntu by default is handling my fans very bad. The fans blow harder then needed. That's why i created a script which runs fine on earlier ubuntu. Can u tell me how to do this on karmic? What is the official way to tune the fans?

for a in /proc/acpi/fan/*; do
 echo -n 3 > $a/state; #turn off the fan

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 19 10:25:37 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: lm-sensors (not installed)
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.46-generic
SourcePackage: lm-sensors-3
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

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This question was originally filed as bug #455255.

Adriaan (adriaanvk) said : #1
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see .

Colin Ian King (colin-king) said : #3

Although a little old and possibly out of date, there is a good section on setting fan speeds here:

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