Package Details: dell-bios-fan-control-git r3.a2c81a2-1

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Description: A user space utility to set control of fans by bios on some Dell XPS Laptops.
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: gilbs
Maintainer: gilbs
Last Packager: gilbs
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.047745
First Submitted: 2018-09-25 19:24 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2018-09-25 19:24 (UTC)

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gilbs commented on 2019-04-04 17:40 (UTC)

Hi @pappl, thanks for reaching out. I came across the same issue, yet I wasn't sure how to implement this in practice. Creating a i8k.conf file might create conflicts with other packages. Maybe a manual modprobe in the systemd service? Do not hesitate to submit a PR if you think you do have a good fix: .

pappl commented on 2019-04-04 15:56 (UTC) (edited on 2019-04-04 15:57 (UTC) by pappl)

I'm using dell-bios-fan-control in addition to i8kutils to disable Dell BIOS fan control.

Must do:

/etc/modprobe.d/i8k.conf ->editor input-> options i8k force=1

In /etc/modules-load.d/i8k.conf ->editor input-> i8k

Then i8kutils and dell-bios-fan-control service starts at boot.

Would be great if this is done when installing.

Else must do a >>> sudo modprobe i8k force=1 <<< every reboot to work: systemctl status i8kmon

       ● i8kmon.service - Dell laptop thermal monitoring

          Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/i8kmon.service; enabled; vendor

       preset: disabled) Active: inactive (dead)

       Condition: start condition failed at Wed 2019-04-03 19:10:38 CEST; 27s ago

       └─ ConditionPathExists=/proc/i8k was not met


gilbs commented on 2018-09-25 19:28 (UTC)