PutGUIforFanControlintoPlace

Registered by John Bradley Bulsterbaum on 2008-02-02

It seems like everyone who uses linux on laptops has one common complaint that goes either unheard, or without open reply: too much heat. Linux needs to take processor control and efficiency more seriously. However two step can be taken in the meantime. First the system could override the BIOS and set the temps lower upon using a GUI: it seems all the command-line suggestions and even many available programs just aren't ready or presentable to end-users: on my system they often work a while and then mysteriously cease: gkrellm + i8k worked a while then quite. : ( How about including a gui under system tools/preferences/admin to control fan speeds not only according to specified temps (C and F) but also manually? And provid an applet to minimize this GUI to in the systray? I would also suggest a feed-back mechanism where the users may inform Ubuntu with a yes/no answer whether or not the feature is working, and provide the model of the laptop, processor name, and any other info they want in writing: this way laptop linux might actually be ready for laptop primetime: in the lap!

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