posted on Dec, 11 2014 @ 09:46 AM
Sorry it took a bit to get back to you.
Lm-sensors won't work to control fan speeds with dell and neither will adding acpi to grub since the BIOS doesn't have that functionality in Dell.
What i got to work was off these
on this page
they have some commands with emacs in it, I'm gonna guess it's not installed so either replace it with "vi" or better yet "gedit" to edit or create
will allow you to monitor the temps and speeds, just not
At the bottom of Disable BIOS fan control
there are steps to disable
the BIOS from controlling the fan. I did this because I noticed my fan would come on for 10-15 secs and then shut-off. It would just keep doing this
and wouldn't lower the temp. This was also when I noticed after a minute or so my laptop would start freezing.
As these pages explain fan control for Dell laptops isn't enabled by default, so you have to go through some step. The page that Sixswornsermon has
some of the same info on the ones I linked they just go into more detail.
Just wanted to add that I didn't like unity myself and totally removed it and reverted back to gnome. I have since gone with ArchLinux and ICEwm and
have no plans of returning to Ubuntu after 15 years of using linux. Arch is a bit harder to install, specially a GUI for it. The best part is it's
built how you want and now in my opinion the BEST.
edit on 11-12-2014 by IncognitoGhostman because: added and spelling corrections