Re: Fan too slow on GeForce 8400M GS with Ubuntu 12.04/NVIDIA 290.20+
I agree this is first time we are having problem with Nvidia drivers. We've 20 Dell 6500 running here and it is a real pain. This is all started when we got RHEL 6 upgrade on all laptops. No help is either provided by Dell or Nvidia. Can you open device and see if there is any dust on your fan? Also run dell diagnostic from USB pen drive. It can check your fan speed and all hardware. The utility can test cpu and gpu fan speed without using any 3rd party driver.