Fan noise on new computer...
I bought a dell that had windows 8.1 preinstalled. I installed slackware64 14.1 off dvd media. Slackware boots great but I noticed that on idle, once the computer has been on several minutes, I can still hear my fans going, while on Windows 8.1 the fans would slow down to where I could not hear them.
Is there a good utility I can use to reduce the fan speed or is there a kernel tweak to tone down the fans.
I did have to add "acpi=off" to my boot parameters because I would get a blank screen when trying to startx after installing the nvidia-driver from Slackbuilds, which seems to have fixed it. I am not sure if that might be related.