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Old 01-11-2020, 07:06 AM   #1
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Fan control for Ubuntu Studio with Precision M4700


Hello everyone,

First of all, as this is my first post let me thank you for maintaining this forum. And now let's get to the point. I have a loud fan/over heating issue with Ubuntu Studio on Dell Precision M4700, especially if using proprietary NVIDIA drivers. With the open source one it's a bit better, but not as good as with Windows. Is there any software with graphic user interface to control the power and performance settings in order to keep the fans down in most ordinary tasks like web browsing and playing music etc.

Thank you in advance!
 
Old 01-11-2020, 09:00 AM   #2
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Dell Precision M4700
This?

Heat and fan - what is eating your resources? Have a look at your system monitor or 'htop' in a terminal.
Also output of
Code:
lspci -k
please.
 
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Old 02-05-2020, 05:40 PM   #3
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Hi,

thanks for the hints. It took some time to get back to this. I did not understand what is the htop thing? The other command gave some info from my system, but it doesnt' say anything to me.

However, I went and installed Thermal Daemon through the Terminal with these commands:

https://github.com/intel/thermal_daemon

Building on Ubuntu
1. Install
sudo apt-get install autoconf
sudo apt-get install autoconf-archive
sudo apt-get install g++
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install libdbus-1-dev
sudo apt-get install libdbus-glib-1-dev
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev

The last one "libxml2-dev" didn't install properly as the package could not be found. I can't find it on any Ubuntu repositories either. How to uninstall the whole thing as I'm not sure if it's all set correctly as the status gives some errors although it claims to be "active" with green indicator. I want to try something else. I also have the TLP installed before but I don't think it's doing anything as I didn't know how to lower the cpu freqs with it.
 
Old 02-06-2020, 02:03 AM   #4
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Before you go off installing things, you should try to find out what is actually happening, yes?
"htop" is a program that runs in your terminal. You can install it with apt. It is a system monitor, it will show you which processes eat CPU (or RAM). Look at it, and try to find what is eating your resources.

While the lspci output does not tell you anything, it might help us assess the situation.
So please show us.
 
Old 02-06-2020, 10:27 AM   #5
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I managed to uninstall the Thermal Daemon and then after some tweaking I found that with TLP and NVIDIA proprietary driver the fan noise has somewhat settled. I'll get back to this if things get worse again. But maybe we can mark this as solved?
 
  


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