View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need help taming an over protective CPU fan

September 17th, 2009, 01:28 AM
I have a Dell Vostro 1710 which I recently installed v9.04 onto. All went well except, in comparison to the last distro I used, the CPU fan spins up often at low temperatures.

I have installed lm-sensors. I ran sensor-detect. Running 'sensors' on the command line gives:

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +29.0C (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 1: +29.0C (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)

The 'coretemp' module exists and has been modprobe'd in.

I considered altering the /etc/sensors.conf file but could not find any convincing help online or from the comments within said file.

Can anyone help??