Re: 169.07 Ubuntu 7.10 Fan at %100
But for the average person who has just started using Linux (e.g. Ubuntu), you just can't expect them to know about this stuff. It would be understandable if this was a problem in the Beta driver, but this is an official release that people have waited months for and expect it to 'just work'. I remember helping a friend with his Windows PC that still had >3 year old drivers inside.
The average person will go to a shop, buy the card, install it in their PC and is not likely to ever take it out in order to clean the dust accumulated on the heatsink/fan. That is why I think letting the hardware adjust the fanspeed according to the cooling needs is a great solution.