I am using GNU/linux Mint Version 10 for 4 years now and i am extremaly happy to have found a very stable GNU/Linux distribution. Not a crash in years i can almost say! everything is working perfectly! And i have twinview (clone) on my tv with the nvidia driver 173.
But this version is gettign old, especialy now with GNU/Linux Mint brigging cinnamon on the scene, + the new version of thunderbird, firefox and banshee becoming efficient.
So, i've installed GNU/Linux Mint 14, everything was going alright until i've installed the Nvidia driver (the recommended and tested version), it s the 300 i think or the 314 i dont remember, in any case i tried all the nvidia driver proposed by GNU/Linux Mint 14 with fresh install and i had the flollowing problem with al of them: the fan of my nvidia 8800 GT is at top speed when GNU/Linux Mint 14 start and makin huge noise (same problem with GNU/Linux Mint 13).
What i have noted is that the temperatur sensor is not detected by those driver, in the the nvidia settings windows i dont have an information in the related windows: i have a "0". So i think that s why the fan is a top speed.
So i tried to install the driver version 173 proposed by nvidia on his website, as i had no problem with it in when using GNU/Linux Mint 10.
First a have a sript error when installing the driver, but the rest o the installation was ok. iv checked that i have the graphics acceleration and nvidia settings, i have it. And now the fan have a normal speed and i have information from the termal sensor in nvidia settings related windows.
But my xorg.conf file does'nt work anymore, i dont have twinview (clone) on my tv with it, it freeze. I dont like to make uggly install of driver like that with script error.
To the point:
The thing is that i like to use the last driver proposed and tested by GNU/Linux Mint, can you tell me how i can solve this problem of that fan of my 8800 GT going top speed making huge noise? do i have to set some parametter in de kernel?
Do you have any idea abotu that problem?
Thank you for your help