Kubuntu on Dell Inspiron 6400

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Oct 10 15:41:34 BST 2006


Orjan Sinclair wrote:

> Francisco Borges wrote:
>> » On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 08:36AM +0200, Orjan Sinclair wrote:
>>
>>   
>>> I am installing Kubuntu on a laptop Dell Inspiron 6400 and basically
>>> following these instructions for Ubuntu (am not going to worry about
>>> Compiz etc just yet though);
>>>
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=257684&highlight=inspiron+6400
>>>
>>> As can be seen the installation refers to intalling i8kutils and gkrellm
>>> to control fan (something I thought was hardware based I must admit).
>>> Anyone knows of a KDE replacement for gkrellm? Anyone knows if this is
>>> really needed?
>>>     
>>
>> AFAIK you don't need to install a program to control the fans.
>>
>> I originally created this page for the Inspiron6400, and some other
>> people have made a mess of it... but anyway check out this:
>>
>> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/LaptopTestingTeam/DellInspiron6400
>>
>> (I'll try to clean this page a bit later tonight)
>>
>> Cheers,
>>   
> Appreciate the input. One does however get a bit worried when these guys
> claim this is very important and one talks of a burnt LCD screen. And
> they are Xpensive... at least where I live.
> So I installed the i8kutils and then tried to set up kfani8k from KDE
> apps. Did not work at all though....
> 
I don't know about kfani8k, but I tried i8kutils when I first got my
inspiron 6000, and it doesn't work (it really never worked for very many
inspirons).  My fans always work as needed.
-- 
derek




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