[ubuntu] fan speed

view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi there, I am absolutely new to linux and am just trying it on my desktop, from windows 7. If you have any instructions then please give basic commands. I am running linux mint 14 nadia on an intel mobo with a quad core chip. When I was running windows I could barely hear my fans, now with the computer doing almost nothing - I just have firefox running the fans are going full speed and I can't make them quieter (or slower) I can't find a program for this. I have googled and seen various programs? thinkfan and sensors applet. I 'think' I have installed them, but am not sure as there seems to (Hardware)