Re: Gentoo Linux and my i8k's fans
- I have a Dell I8000 and I installed Gentoo on it(several times
actually) and KDE(several times-took longer than the kernel
install), it never seemed to overheat or behave strangely.
--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "greenhorn666be" <greenhorn@e...>
> As gentoo linux has just released it's first release, I thought
> give it a try on my Dell Inspiron 8100...on
> But! Since that distribution does compile everything from scratch
> install, how will my fans behave?in,
> I wonder, because I once left the notebook powered on over night at
> login prompt ( no I don't use (x|g|k)dm ). Next morning, I logged
> launched X and gkrellm reported the cpu temp to be about 61°C andkernel
> launched the both fans at full speed - I suppose the fans never
> started to cool down the machine because I use a Dell i8k aware
> and do control fans using Massimo Dal Zotto's i8kutils with thebase
> GKrellM plugin to it (which were not running at login prompt)...
> Or does the BIOS never turn on the fans by itselfs (even with a
> Should I be afraid having my cpu melting down trying to install
> linux on my Dell Inspiron, cause it'll have it to compile for hours
> with no manual fan control available...?