Ubuntu – How to get fan control working


I know there something called fancontrol, that enables you to control the speed of your system's ventilation. I'd like to let my fans spin a bit faster as my laptop is heating up very easilly. All tutorials and stuff I've found are for old versions of Ubuntu and don't seem to be working anymore.

Can anyone explain to me or give me a good link on how I can get it working on Ubuntu? Something different with the same effect is also fine.

Best Answer

  • i8kutils works for controlling the fan of my Dell Vostro 3350 laptop.

    # For Dell laptop only:
    $ sudo apt-get install i8kutils 
    $ i8kfan 1 2 # Set the left-fan at low speed(1); the right one at high speed(2).