Repeat question

Mitch Golden mgolden at
Wed Oct 4 15:01:51 BST 2006

On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, t u wrote:

> 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)?

Sorry, I mean to delete that second question from the repost.  The 
discussion on it the first time made it clear that my information was 
wrong, and that the install of the 18kmon is optional.  Unless there's 
other information, I suspect we can just leave it as an add on for people 
who want it.

   - Mitch

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