Kubuntu on Dell Inspiron 6400

Francisco Borges f.borges at rug.nl
Mon Oct 9 22:57:14 UTC 2006

ยป On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 06:13PM +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:

> Hi,
> correctly I have the ATI card in this one (915 in another and that one gets
> HOT and I have only now discovered this possible problem. One thing at a
> time...)
> As for any applets for this cpu temp I am yet to find one that works... as
> you can see in original thread guys in Gnome use Gkrellm (works in KDE too
> but is not to my taste - too intrusive) or TKapplet for Gnome pane

Turns out that KSysGuard can also show the temperature, though by
default it will adapt the scale; so you beter set it to some number, in
order to make the graph meaningful.


My computer had throttling on, but indeed it was getting hot (60C), and
the fans were not kicking apparently. If this is /too/ hot, is something
I couldn't determine but would love to know.

There is something wrong with the latest 2.6.17, the CPU just keeps
getting active. With 2.6.15 CPUs behave as expected.

I did:

% modprobe i8k force=1

without force it won't load, and then I could set fan state using
i8kctl. Temperature now is totally stable at 25C (well I'm not doing
anything except typing this email....)

I also found this:

1. COMPLETE HOW TO: Dell Inspiron 6400

2. Setting the i8kctl to run as daemon and how to configure it:


I still need to check (if there are) BIOS settings for temperature
threshold for the fan. I expect these to exist...


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