Repeat question

Jacob Rideout ubuntu at
Wed Oct 4 23:59:41 BST 2006

Also, i8kfan only has limited or non-existing support for some newer
dell laptops and must not just be install but configured with proper
variables set to temperatures and hystasis and such.

On 10/4/06, Mitch Golden <mgolden at> wrote:
> 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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