Kubuntu on Dell Inspiron 6400
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 06:44:55 UTC 2006
Francisco Borges wrote:
> » On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 06:13PM +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> 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
>> 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...
You are progressing better than me... I have followed the steps in the
threads you post though I get a weird behaviour after setting i8kmon to
run as a daemon; Kmixer starts "pop-up" on every reboot and I get logged
out now and then!?
I wonder if his code is referring to mentioned TkApplet and if that is
what is bugging the daemons?
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