Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fan control not working
The manufacturer or assembler of your computer installed some software on Windows to control the fan, instead of the more logical way of doing it: Tell the computer's BIOS to handle fan control.
You just need to go into the BIOS and set it up to control the fans itself.
12.04 is no more buggy than 10.04; the main problem is that too few people test Ubuntu development releases and file bugs. You can help; install 13.04 before beta and report any bugs you find. Just because you're having problems, doesn't mean that everyone is (or that the problems you're having are widespread).
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.