Keeping Your Laptop Cool
Thankfully I found a way to keep power and cooling running a little better....
First install the utilities to control the fan...
Then we need to edit the kernel start paramaters to load up the acpi correctly...
Look for the line that says GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
And change it to:
Now reboot....you should find the laptop instantly running better. I did not 100% like how the kernel controled the fans, so I wrote a shell script that detects the current temperature, then depending on that value sets the fan to low, high or off
There are some software needed and setup to make all this happen....
Follow Sugestions / Guidelines / Results from that command and reboot
Copy the following into a text file (I called it keepcool.sh) feel free to look it over and modify it to suit your temperature requirements.
Make the script executable
Now we set up a cronscript to let the script run every minute
In that file put the following line, editing the path as necessary
Now every minute the script will run and will run the fans as necessary keeping your system much cooler.