i8krellm is a GKrellM plugin to control the fans on Dell Inspiron/Latitude notebook computers. It requires the Linux kernel module and i8kutils package found at http://www.debian.org/~dz/i8k/. It displays the current CPU temperature, mode indicator, and two animated fans. Temperature triggers can be set to cycle the fans off, low, or high speed.
|Tags||Desktop Environment Hardware|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Annoying console error messages when the user first enabled the plugin have been fixed. GKrellM 2.x has been made the default build.
Release Notes: Support for ACPI was added. The AC/Battery power state is dynamically determined by checking the i8k module, APM, and ACPI (/proc/acpi/ac_adapter/AC/state). If a suitable power state reference cannot be determined, you should use the battery temperature triggers. Version 2.3 exists as a (masked) Gentoo ebuild and Debian packages are available for testing and unstable as gkrellm-i8k. Package maintainers will be adding 2.4 shortly.
Release Notes: Fixes include redirecting output of i8kfan utility to /dev/null, calling i8kfan utility much less often, and allowing the plugin to stop the fan if previously started manually.
Release Notes: A fix for a problem with the polling interval not matching real seconds due to variance in number of ticks in the GK struct, and a fix for a problem where the fan state may stray from the actual state.
Release Notes: Support for GKrellM v2 has been fixed.