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Running Ubuntu on Apple MacBook / MacBook Pro computers?

Well, you may already know that there’s a fan control daemon which reads the temperature sensors in an Apple Macbook (or Macbook Pro) computer and throttles the fans accordingly to keep the temperature within configurable limits.

I don’t have an Apple MacBook. But I think this daemon will work good on Ubuntu because Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty has made this into its universe repository.

Apple Macbook fan control daemon in Ubuntu

Install macfanctld via PPA:

You can easily get this daemon from the developer’s PPA. So far, it supports Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mactel-support/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install macfanctld

For Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, install it from an unofficial repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:detly/mactel-utils

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install macfanctld

For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, search for and install macfanctld package in Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates.