I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 (NOT Netbook Remix, it wouldn't work correctly even after 2 separate installs) on my ASUS Eee PC 1005 HA-V and I was wondering if anyone knew if it were possible to turn the internal fan speed up. I tried using the Eee PC system tray applet, but much to my extreme annoyance it kept switching to super performance mode every time i plugged in the AC or woke it from standby (even on battery power), this caused it to get HOT and would knock the keyboard offline. I uninstalled the Eee PC utilities and have noticed it remains much cooler on AC power than it did under super performance mode.
My issue is I would like to have some kind of manual control over the internal fans since I am still paranoid about internal heat after my last laptop's battery ruptured from excessive heat. I am not annoyed with fan noise as other people seem to be, I personally don't care if its running perfectly silent or is making a tiny bit of noise. Windows seems to adjust fan speed very well automatically, but linux does not. If it is part of the Eee PC utilities that manages fan speed, is there then a way to permanently prevent it from automatically changing out of low performance mode?
Sorry for the long post, but if anyone could point me in a good direction. By the way I am for the most part a complete n00blet at linux, so if you have a solution try to break it down very simply for me.