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GKrellM Dell Plugin

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 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.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  22 Sep 2003 04:00

    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.

    •  28 Aug 2003 14:07

      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.

      •  11 Feb 2003 01:27

        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.

        •  20 Nov 2002 03:05

          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.

          •  28 Oct 2002 23:16

            Release Notes: Support for GKrellM v2 has been fixed.

            Recent comments

            28 May 2003 03:59 farphel

            On Gentoo, you can download/install with the emerge i8krellm (may still be masked).

            27 May 2003 20:46 fishynet

            On debian this Gkrellm plugin can be downloaded/installed with apt-get install gkrellm-i8k


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