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.
On Gentoo, you can download/install with the emerge i8krellm (may still be masked).
two critiques and a thumbs up
I like the overall design. It's streamlined and seems
to load faster. Other than the two comments I think
I prefer the new fm.
1) Use links instead of the GO buttons
After a search, I used to bring up the project's homepage
in a new browser window. Can't do that with a submit
button, it replaces FM!
2) Submitting Article Comments Broken
I couldn't submit this comment when using the link in
the lefthand navbar. I had to use the "add comment"
link under the article.