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Old 06-04-2011, 05:03 AM   #1
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Fan makes much noise on some distros


Hello!

My computer fan sounds very much on certain Linux distro's.
On some it nearly doesn't sound at all.

The ones I've tried which sounds alot:
Arch with KDE and Xfce
Chrunchbang with Openbox
Fedora 15

The ones who the computer fan nearly doesn't sound at all:
Ubuntu 11.04
Mint 11
Xubuntu 11.04


Does anybody have an idea why my fan is very quiet on the Ubuntu distros.
I acually would like to use Arch but I really hate when the fan makes alot of noise.
And I don't really understand why Chrungbang sound alot neither. It uses Openbox which is very light on resources and also Chrunchbang is based on Debian which Ubuntu is as well.

Can anyone please help me solve my problem and I will be very thankful.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-04-2011, 05:35 AM   #2
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Which fan are you talking about? In a usual computer there are more than one fan. Or are you talking about a laptop?
 
Old 06-04-2011, 05:50 AM   #3
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Sorry for not being clear enough, it's the CPU fan I believe.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 06:15 AM   #4
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Have a look if cpufreq is installed and enabled.
 
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Yes I have got cpufreq installed (I run archlinux atm)
 
Old 06-04-2011, 10:05 AM   #6
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I think I have found the reason why.

I just installed Linux Mint 11 again and it made much noise as well after the installation, but when I enabled the graphics drivers in linux mint and then rebooted it got rid of the noise.
So I most probably just have to install graphic drivers on the other distros.
 
  


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