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How can I see what programs are communicating with my hardware?

Background: I've been having difficulty controlling my (Ubuntu 20.04) laptop's cooling fans. When the laptop was factory new, it had an app always running which monitored temperature and gave me ...
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Arch linux: CPU temprerature is -125°C (thinkpad x390)

I had some problems with fans in my laptop so I tried to diagnose it. When I run sensors command I get this: ... coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Package id 0: +58.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit =...
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Debian Testing freezing because of overheating, fan sensors give confusing info

I'm running Debian Testing on a Dell Latitude 7480. I've been having a lot of freezing issues, and I have finally narrowed it down to an overheating problem. On battery, I can work for 1hr+ with no ...
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How do i start my fan up again from Linux Terminal

Im currently running zorin OS on a lenovo thinkcentre M73, this morning i noticed the fan was oddly loud and restarted the computer and i booted into bios, i was shown that the fan was off, carried on ...
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Fan blows on shutdown Debian 11 (5.10 kernel) on Thinkpad E570

everyone. I have Lenovo Thinkpad E570 notebook with installed Debian. I've upgraded the system from Debian 10 to Debian 11 and installed the new kernel 5.10 instead of 4.19. After that the fan starts ...
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My Dell Fan running high after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04

I have a Dell XPS 15 9500. I have been happily using 18.04 but keep getting told I need to update to 20.04. I've upgraded, but now the fan seems to be running high pretty much all the time, even when ...
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Why fan gets enabled again and again after thinkfan started and ended once?

I used to manually disable fan writing "level 0" to /proc/acpi/ibm/fan and fan stayed off. Recently I installed thinkfan, started it, then stopped, but manual disabling it stopped working ...
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SysFS fanX_min Attribute Explanation

Is there any documentation on what the sysfs fanX_min (where X is a number) attribute represents? It's part of the sysfs interface and used by some hwmon drivers, but the documentation (https://www....
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Why is my Thinkpad T590 overheating even though fan control runs at 127?

I have a problem with my thinkpad T590 on which I recently installed Linux Mint 20.1 Ulissa instead of Windows. I never had a problem with overheating before that but now my laptop regularly looses ...
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CPU fans not working on Dell laptop running Ubuntu

The CPU fans are not working at all on my DELL Inspiron 15R N5110, I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 Server, and the laptop overheats quickly after a small duration of uptime. I checked the hardware and the ...
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Different CPU fan speed after sleep and reboot but .../hwmon3/pwm1 values stay the same

I'm stuck on a problem with inconsistent CPU fan RPMs on Thinkpad T540p. I use thinkfan on Ubuntu 20.04 to control fan speed. It uses thinkpad_acpi which in turn changes values of /sys/class/hwmon/...
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Cannot run pwmconfig (There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed)

I’m trying to control the fan speed in my laptop (Huawei Matebook D14 2020. AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Vega GPU). I’ve installed lm_sensors, and run sudo sensors-detect. However, when I try to run sudo ...
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Asus PN50 mini-PC: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed

I am running Linux Mint on a PN50 Ryzen 5 4500U. Fan is very loud and I think it can make it quieter with a little bit of fan RPM control. However, I am not able to detect the fan speed: $ sudo ...
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Is it possible to control the fan of a USB connected HDD enclosure?

I've got a USB enclosure for five 3.5" drives, but not only is the fan very loud, it also cools idle drives down to under 30°C, which according to data floating around the Internet increases ...
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How to lock fan speed for amd gpu in Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm trying to lock RPM of my AMD Radeon videocard fans at the full speed: echo 1 > /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1_enable echo 255 > /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1 What I have tried so far Obviously,...
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Is it normal for GPU to overheat during boot with fans running max

I cant measure how hot it gets during boot but then in desktop after launch it cools down rapidly NVIDIA rtx 3060 ti
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How do I properly configure cpu power settings to not overheat?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Thinkpad T14s. When I push the CPUs hard, i.e. with stress-ng --cpu 8 --tz -t 60, I watch the core temps spike to 90°C before I panic and stop the stress test. The fan ...
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How do I set my GPU's fan curve when using Nouveau?

I accidentally ended up using the Nouveau driver (as opposed to the proprietary NVIDIA driver) for my GPU today and was surprised by how well it worked. I am aware of the reclocking issue (that is, ...
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fancontrol(1) and ipmi

My server supports IPMI, so I can run a script like this: fanspeed() { # 0 C => 10, 55 C => 10, 65 C => 100 sensors -j | jq '[.[]["temp1"]["temp1_input"]] |...
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Where do I put Fan Controller Thermometers in my desktop Linux PC?

I just purchased a 5.25" touchscreen fan controller for my AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8GHz Desktop PC. I've never used one of these devices before so I'd like to know how to set up the ...
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Suspend-to-RAM breaks ACPI thermals

Sometimes after waking from suspend-to-RAM, my ACPI thermal sensor is "frozen" on a fixed, mostly higher temperature. The rest of the sensors are working fine, but since the fan speed is ...
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How to manually set CPU Fan Speed in Debian Linux?

As my CPU cooler fan broke on a setup with older hardware, I had to replace it with a similar fan, which unfortunately is pretty noisy. I am using the following system: Mainboard Gigabyte F2A88X-Up4 ...
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Turning on fans in ubuntu

My fans don't turn on (ubuntu, on razer laptop). I downloaded lm-sensor in the hopes of manually setting a fan speed, but the fans shut off when I launched it, and I don't feel comfortable trying to ...
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HP ProLiant Server with centOS no fans detected

I tried to find a solution but this whole situation drives me crazy, especially with a server next to with three fans and all run on max with no obvious reason. He seems to have the same problem ...
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HP Spectre X360-15t (2018) overheats on idle with Linux Mint 19.3 and fans do not start

I am a new Linux Mint user currently using version 19.3 with Cinnamon Desktop (installed with MATE but switched). I have observed that my laptop has been running very hot even on tasks like browsing ...
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CPU fan support for Apple iMac

Using Ubuntu 18 (Linux 4.15.0-72-generic) on a mid 2010 iMac 27", I found that the CPU fan always runs on the slow 940rpm regardless of the CPU temperature. Hardware support is great for that machine,...
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No fan control in Linux Mint with Aorus Mobo and Ryzen 7 Processor

My home build is a Ryzen 7 processor on a Gygabyte X470 Aorus motherboard. I run Linux Mint 19.2 Mate and it runs very well. My problem is that the fans are noisy and don't need to operate at full ...
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NVIDIA card fan speed inconsistence

EDIT 1 and temporary solution: This story is a kind of joke as everybody says it's not me it's the other one. Anyway... after looking everywhere. Found a guy who had this issue with another card ...
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Fan constantly running at full speed

Here I am repeating a question previously asked in a sister forum, as it is relevant here and I have neither received a response, nor been able to resolve the issue. On my ThinkPad T470 which is a ...
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Can't control fan on Fedora

After upgrading to Fedora 27 (and now FC30) the fan on my old Dell workstation is running very fast. I have tried using lm_sensors package and "fancontrol". My system is as follows: > sensors ...
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How to control the fan speed in old HP laptop running Ubuntu?

I want to control my laptops fan speed so that fan can nicely cool down. My laptop is HP G62. I tried some suggestions that doesn't seem to work. I didn't tried it on windows. Now I have Ubuntu only. ...
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Laptop fan always says it's running at 8 RPM

I have a Lenovo Legion Y520 with these specs: zjeffer@ArchLinux ----------------- OS: Arch Linux x86_64 Host: 80WK Lenovo Y520-15IKBN Kernel: 5.1.7-arch1-1-ARCH Uptime: 42 mins Packages: 1659 (...
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How to change the system cooling policy on Linux Mint Debian laptop

How may I slow down or turn off my fan in Linux Mint Debian? In Windows 7, it had a function called 'System Cooling Policy' and I had set for passive cooling, so the laptop's fan wouldn't spin up. ...
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Fans always on on HP laptop

I recently installed Debian 9 on my HP-15bsxx laptop (after installing ElementaryOS 5.0 and NOT having this problem), and I have this issue where the fans are always on (not at full speed), even ...
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Multiple Linux distros break BIOS fan control?

I have a strange (and annoying) problem with my ASUS UX32LA notebook: I suspect that multiple Linux distros (Ubuntu 16.04 and newer major versions using the 4.18.0-17-generic kernel, plus Fedora 28 ...
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How to read back a fan speed?

I am on a custom board using an i.MX6. I am using Yocto (Pyro) to build my kernel (4.14.16). I am using the generic imx6qdl.dtsi device tree entry for PWM2 to drive the fan and it appears to work ...
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How to know if CPU fan is ending his life?

I have laptop Dell Inspiron 15 5570 (I'm not using GPU only build in Intel graphic card) and have this issue: I have this output from dmesg: [170178.959009] CPU7: Core temperature above threshold, ...
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thinkfan specifics: manual + auto configutration, if laptop restart needed

I now use Thinkfan by way explained in http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed. To see what I want to achieve please skip to the end of post to GOAL first, the rest is to show my ...
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Adjust fan speed via Fancontrol according to hard disk temperature (Hddtemp)

How can I adjust fan speed according to hard drive temperature via Fancontrol?
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fan is working always in Asus X542U

I installed Fedora 29 to Asus X542U. Now fan is working always and I can not control it. I tried sudo modprobe asus_laptop command but result is: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'asus_laptop': No ...
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Clevo N141WU noise when fan is cooling

I just bought a Clevo N141WU (at system 76 it's known as the galago pro) from a Danish PC shop. It mostly works really nicely, but when the fan is spinning down (after a hard workload) it starts ...
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What is the state of Linux kernel support for Intel Quiet System Technology (Intel QST)?

I am trying to find a way to access and/or control fan speed via Linux on an Intel Q45 Express/ICH10DO chipset. This chipset contains a feature called Intel Quiet System Technology (Intel QST), which ...
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How to find the hexadecimal address of temperature sensor?

I'm trying to utilize a script (acerfand I believe) to my version of Acer Aspire One laptop to control fan on/off at certain temperatures. To work properly it needs values from temperature sensor. How ...
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How to prevent GPU from overheating and auto turning off

I was wondering how Linux could handle a Gamer Computer, so I have built one, but as we know GeForce does not like Linux so much as AMD, that is why I choose the last. I built up a computer with AMD ...
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thinkpad fan never turns off after resuming from suspend

I have a T470s running Arch linux with wayland, kernel Linux 4.16.7-1-ARCH After suspend and resume, the fan runs and runs and runs ... and never turns off. The problem is described in Arch wiki, ...
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Chromebook Linux hardware issues [closed]

I recently upgraded my Chromebook Falco to a 128GB SSD and put Linux Mint on it. I'm really happy I did it, but I've noticed that my fan is running constantly. Is there something I can do to help the ...
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Fan / thermal control for Dell M3800 with Debian

I installed Debian 9 Stretch to my Dell Precision M3800 and it works beautifully.... except for thermal control. If I lshw, I get this: *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED description: Signal processing ...
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Thinkpad fan does not start in Linux

OS:Fedora 27, before: different Ubuntu versions. The fan of my Lenovo Thinkpad E520 does not engage while I am logged into GNOME. The CPU (maybe GPU?) gets that hot, that I cannot lay my hand on the ...
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How to get chip name for lm-sensors

I'm trying to get the current fan speed of our Ubuntu 14.04 Server. The fans are extremely loud so I assume there is something going wrong. I already installed lm-sensor But it says it needs to know ...
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Is there a general command line tool to manage fan speed?

I've to manage 50 workstations of different brands, mostly DELL T76** and HP Z800. They are all installed on CentOS 7.4. I would like to have a tool to test fan speed in command line, not only CPU ...
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