Repeat question

t u towsonu2003 at
Tue Oct 3 19:52:01 BST 2006

Mitch Golden wrote:
>> 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.

I remember seeing this question and a response to it that basically
insulted the manufacturer (dell), dismissed the claim, and concluded
that there was no such need to run a software for cpu fans.

Even though the idea to use software to run fans seems weird, I don't
know if the answer was accurate. However, I'd expect anything from big
companies that work with MS to make it more difficult to run anything
other than MS OS on their products.

did you check out launchpad to see if anyone filed a bug on that (best
search term would be "i8kmon" afaik)?
Please scan all attachments for viruses.
Or (though you might like Rodin) you might as well avoid "The Gates of
Hell" and use Linux.

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