Screenlets are small applications to represent things such as sticky notes, clocks, calendars around on your desktop. You can launch a pre-installed screenlet from Screenlet Manager, or install a new one into the Manager for launching it. Here are the steps for installing and launching a screenlet, for example, WaterMark System Information.
- Install Screenlets Manager if it has not been added.
- Go to Applications (or Main Menu) > Ubuntu Software Center.
- Enter screenlets in the Search Box.
- Select Screenlets, click the “Install” button.
- DownloadÂ the screenlet “WaterMark System Information” to a folder.
- Go to Applications (or Main Menu) > Accessories > Screenlets.
- Click Install, select Install Screenlet and click OK.
- Browse to the folder, select the file downloaded and click “Open” to install the screenlet into the Screenlets Manager.
- Select the screenlet “WaterMark” and click “Launch/Add”.Â (Tips: you can add more than one WaterMark screenlet and set it to display other system information.)
- Type gksu nautilus in Terminal and allow your group read/write access to /etc/X11 (or use the chmod commands if you prefer the terminal.
- Type nvidia-settings into the terminal and in the NVIDIA X Server Settings window that pops up, click on nvidia-settings Configuration and then click “Save Current Configuration” and then exit the applicationThis will create ~/.nvidia-settings-rc for you. (not 100% sure this is needed)
- Type nvidia-xconfig into the terminal. This will create an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file that does not, by default, get created in 12.04 Precise.
- Type nvidia-xconfig — cool-bits=4 into the terminal and this will add the proper settings in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and back the previously created one up.
- Reboot your machine and open nvidia-settings up with the Terminal or your dash and under your GPU heading/Thermal Settings list, you can now change fan speed.
- I yanked mine up to 100% from 20% and my temperatures went from 47C to 35C.
Remember to change the permissions on the /etc/X11 directory back so accidents don’t happen.
Made a BASH script named FanController.sh with:
nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GPUFanControlState=1
nvidia-settings -a [fan:0]/GPUCurrentFanSpeed=100
and added it to Startup Applications