Disable Asus EeePC Noisy Fan in Ubuntu Linux

By , 21 May 2012

Disable Asus EeePC Noisy Fan in Ubuntu Linux
Disable Asus EeePC Noisy Fan in Ubuntu Linux

Recently the fan for my Asus EeePC 1005HA decided to go beserk and make lots and lots of noise. After trying a few tricks on the web and being unable to disconnect the fan manually I found this hack which you can use to disable the fan in Ubuntu/Linux.

# echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1_enable
# echo 0 > /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1

You need to run these commands as root. Add them to /etc/rc.local if you want to turn the fan off on each boot. To get your fan back, do something like this:

# echo 70 > /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1

So far everything seems fine without my fan but I'll let you know if my computer melts.

Disable Asus EeePC Noisy Fan in Ubuntu Linux
 

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Disable Asus EeePC Noisy Fan in Ubuntu Linux

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