Re: [linux-dell-laptops] RE: Latitude LS fan
- IbericoVespucio wrote:
> Respondiendo a Rosenstrauch, David [[linux-dell-laptops] RE: Latitude LS fan], del 27 de octubre de 2004 a las 14:22:08 (+0100)i8k works also on Latitude models (at least C800 and C840).
>> [.....] does anyone know if it's possible to get the i8k tools working
>>on a Latitude LS? Or, if not, then why not?
> i8k stands for Inspiron 8000. It seems to work also in 8200, 8500, 8600
> although sometimes it is necessary to force it by
> modprobe i8k force=1
> I don not know about Latitudes ...
> -----Original Message-----Just wanted to post a follow-up on this issue for posterity, since I was
> From: Rosenstrauch, David
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 9:58 AM
> Subject: Latitude LS fan
> Hi. Can anyone lend a hand? I'm having problems with the
> fan on my Latitude LS when running under Linux.
> Any ideas on how to control the fan on this machine? I'm
> very concerned about letting the machine run so hot.
finally able to find a solution to this problem last night.
Solution was: boot the kernel with ACPI enabled. Worked like a charm.
System was able to monitor temperature fine, and had appropriate temperature
trigger points established when it would kick off the fan.
I modified my /boot/grub/menu.lst as follows to kick it off:
kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/discs/disc1/part5 apm=off acpi=force ro single
Will post this up to linux-on-laptops.com too when I get a moment.
Thanks again for all the suggestions, everyone.
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