F8: Dell laptop - i8kutils

Stewart Williams lists at pinkyboots.co.uk
Sun Feb 3 13:10:08 UTC 2008

dpet wrote:
> 	I recently had to replace the video card in my Dell 9400,
> probably because it overheated after a build-up of dust in the cooling
> system.
> 	So I am now paranoid about the temperature control of the CPU
> and the GPU fans.
> 	I think that if I run gkrellm, I can set and observe the fan
> behaviour. However, I have to have the programs display on the screen. 
> I have installed i8kutils and thought that I could use these
> conveniently. I thought I would find some config file to set
> temperatures. I haven't found one, and running "i8kmon -d -a -t 5 &"
> doesn't seem to work.
> 	As I am obviously confused, perhaps someone can help me.
> Thanks
> DP
> South Australia

I'm afraid I have no experience with i8kutils, however as an alternative 
to gkrellm, you may be interested in looking at Conky.


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