Three installer questions

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Sun Oct 1 22:31:01 BST 2006

On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 02:52:41PM -0400, Mitch Golden wrote:

> line in the xorg.conf file.  If it's absent I see weird 
> striping/pixelation in the KDE menus.

The bug is that that doesn't work, not that the option is missing from 
the config file.

> 2) I've recently learned that on Dell laptops, the CPU fan is controlled 
> by the software, not hardware.  If you run the machine without the 
> appropriate software, you can fry the machine.  I believe that therefore 
> the i8kmon daemon should be installed out-of-the-box on these laptops and 
> should be included in some way on the installation CD.  A package exists, 
> but doesn't install the appropriate files to /etc/rc*.d to start the 
> daemon on bootup.  I would like to include all of that as a part of the 
> install, since Dell laptops are pretty common, and having them burn up 
> because of an Ubuntu install is probably pretty bad publicity!

No Dell laptops require i8kmon in order for the fan to work.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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