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Leyonce
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Is there a way control fan speed in ubuntu linux to replace hp coolsense?

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My computer is prone to over-heating when I'm using Ubuntu and so I'm trying to control the fan speeds. I've researched a little and I'm blocked  on how to control fan speed  and then installed `lm-sensors`and `fan control`.

I'm now trying to configure lm-sensors to no avail. In terminal I typed `sudo sensors-detect` and answer YES to all YES/no questions. Installed modules with` sudo /etc/init.d/kmod start`.

Now when I typed `sudo pwmconfig`
I get this output
/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

The way I tried to fixed this is to edit /etc/default/grub to add `acpi_enforce_resources=lax` to the `GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT` and then perform a grub update. I'm still having the same issue.

Could it be that my fans  are PWM 3-pin  where fan speed is controlled by voltage?

 

This is the output of the `sensors` command.

 acpitz-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +79.0°C

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Physical id 0: +79.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 0: +78.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 1: +75.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 2: +76.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)
Core 3: +74.0°C (high = +84.0°C, crit = +100.0°C)

 

 

Can anyone help me? Thanks.

 

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russianjack59
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I am in the market for a Linux laptop & found your post (2 years after you left it) becasue you describe the same problem I had but was never able to solve. Frustrated, I sold the laptop to someone who likes the new versions of Windows more than I do. I hope you eventually found a resolution. After I sold the laptop I found

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/HP-Coolsense/td-p/1659645

 

which hopefully will help you.

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