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The package includes also a small Tk applet, designed to be swallowed in the GNOME panel, which monitors the CPU temperature and controls automatically the fans accordingly to user defined thresholds.
The programs require the kernel module i8k.o which can be compiled from the package sources or found in Linux kernel 2.4.14 and later versions. The kernel module has been tested only on Inspiron 8000 laptops but it should work on any Inspiron and Latitude laptops.
I8KUTILS FOR LINUX - VERSION 1.32 ================================= OVERVIEW ======== This package contains a kernel driver and user-space programs for accessing the SMM BIOS of Dell Inspiron and Latitude laptops. The SMM BIOS is used on many recent laptops to implement APM functionalities and to access custom hardware, for example the cooling fans and volume buttons of the I8000. The kernel dr more»
i8kbuttons(1) Utilities i8kbuttons(1) NAME I8kbuttons - Monitor the status of Fn-buttons on Dell Insp‐ iron laptops. SYNTAX i8kbuttons [<options>] DESCRIPTION The i8kbuttons daemon monitors the status of the two volume buttons of the Inspiron 8000 and the corresponding Fn- combi‐ nations. When a button is more»
i8kctl(1) Utilities i8kctl(1) NAME I8kctl, i8kfan - Utility to access SMM BIOS on Dell Inspiron laptops SYNTAX i8kctl [<command> [<args>]] i8kfan [<left> [<right>]] DESCRIPTION The i8kctl utility provides a command-line interface to the i8k kernel driver for Dell Inspiron laptops. When invoked witho more»
i8kmon(1) Utilities i8kmon(1) NAME I8kmon - Monit more»
i8kutils (1.33) unstable; urgency=low * Fix download location in README. Closes: #546316. * Orp more»
This package was written by Massimo Dal Zotto <email@example.com> on Sun, 21 Oct 2001 14:01:56 +0200. T more»