Bug 961063 - i8k service and fan speed with Dell laptop
i8k service and fan speed with Dell laptop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: i8kutils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Saou
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-08 13:00 EDT by gholafox
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:17 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 16:17:10 EST
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i8kmon service script from Debian (in /etc/init.d) (1.85 KB, application/octet-stream)
2013-05-08 13:00 EDT, gholafox
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Description gholafox 2013-05-08 13:00:01 EDT
Created attachment 745320 [details]
i8kmon service script from Debian (in /etc/init.d)

Hi there,

First, the problem seem to be related with this issue:

I have a Dell laptop: Inspiron 15R SE (7520) which is powered by a Fedora 18 with the kernel 3.8.11-200.fc18.x86_64

I would like to use the i8kutils package to let a service to regulate the speed of the fan of the laptop but, when I read the "service" script of i8k in /etc/init.d/i8k, there is nothing which launch i8kmon. Only i8kbuttons.

In fact, I thought the i8k service script would be like a Debian-one...

Oh, and why don't you split the i8kutils package to avoid to install GKrellm and the i8k plugin for it?

I attached the i8kmon service script from Debian.

Thank you
Comment 1 Vitor 2013-10-19 20:06:26 EDT

in fact i8kmon at "/etc/init.d" is already the service for i8kutils. Once loaded, it controls the fan speed automatically. At debian, it is only to do '# sudo service i8kmon start'.

The latest package with bug fixes is hosted at the link below


It is not specifically being developed for Fedora, but I think you can use the tar.gz file.

In the next releases, a version might be released without GKrellm and any other thing; just to control fan speed.
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