Setting CPU Fan to maximum speed


I’m running Opensuser 12.1 KDE on a Lenovo W500 laptop. The laptop often overheats and shuts down. How can I set the cpu fan to run at maximum speed to prevent this? is there any way I can do that from the command line?

Any help would be appreciated.


What kernel are you using?


have you tried looking at: How to control fan speed - ThinkWiki

This version of the kernel have a know issue with intel processors,
please add the kernel repo and upgrade your kernel

zypper ar