Re: fan noise fan control
> I'm using ubuntu on Toshiba Tecra M3. My fan is constantly working hard
> and making noise. When Windows XP was installed, it controlled the fan
> activity based on the CPU usage well. So I want the equivalent
> performance on linux as well. I monitored the CPU activity on linux and
> it is controlled well. So the problem is that even when CPU is not used
> much, the fan activity does not come down. What should I do? Please
> help me.[/color]
Those Tosihba models I have seen all have BIOS option for different fan
modes. You may look if you have it too.
There is a program to turn fan on/off included in toshutils (it won't work
for all models). It is possible to write a small script that will monitor
CPU temp and switch fan on/off respectively.
Finally you can ask Toshiba to publish interfaces used by Windows program;
in this case someone may be able to write program that switches fan mode on
the fly ...