I'm a Linux newbie - been at it for a couple weeks now, and I love it! However, I just purchased a new laptop with the intention of dual-booting it but the fan constantly runs when I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm not sure I can withstand the constant high-pitched noise.
So, I've done some research which has led me here but I'm still unsure how to proceed... I have a Samsun Series 7 Chronos laptop . When I run windows I can hit the 'fn + F11' key to turn Silent Mode on and off. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with Ubuntu. The wifi (fn + F12) doesn't as well, although the touchpad (fn + F5) does.
I'm wondering which packages I should install for my particular model and situation. I really want to keep this machine, so I look forward to your solutions! Thanks...
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