INSTALL and CONFIGURE THINKFAN in UBUNTU


  1. Install the package Thinkfan by entering the following command in the terminal:
    sudo apt-get install thinkfan
  2. Configure Thinkfan with the following command in the terminal:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
    add the following line to the bottom of this file:
    options thinkpad_acpi fan_control=1
  3. Set Thinkfan to automatically start at boot by entering the following command:
    sudo gedit /etc/default/thinkfan
    edit the line that reads START=no to read START=yes
    save and exit gedit
  4. Set temperature thresholds by entering the following command:
    sudo gedit /etc/thinkfan.conf
    uncomment the line that reads #sensor /proc/acpi/ibm/thermal … (remove the # sign)
    change the temperature settings as desired
    save and exit gedit
  5. Restart the computer for the settings to take effect.


Sources:
http://thinkwiki.de/Thinkfan
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed#For_Linux
https://github.com/Stanko/ThinkPad-Fan-Control