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EricDB
July 9th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Hi all,

I have a Dell XPS m1210 laptop and the fan is (almost) permanently on when running Jaunty.

I have installed i8kutils and want to specify that the fan only comes on if the CPU reaches X degrees C - which I have done. However, it only has effect for a couple of seconds.
I can manually execute "i8kfan - 0" to turn the fan off (there's only one), but after a couple of seconds it comes right back on. The same applies if I use i8kfan to turn the fan up to max - it only runs high for a couple of seconds, then back down to medium.

I think it's because something else is controlling the fan (ACPI?) - how can I find this out and disable it, so that only i8k governs the fan?

Thanks
Eric

(This is copied nearly verbatim from an archive post which didn't receive any replies)

neoncode
July 9th, 2009, 05:11 PM
I have a Dell Studio 15 with exactly the same problem. I haven't tried using i8kfan to control the fan but it's stuck on full all the time. In Vista the fan works fine and scales according to what I'm doing.

ischliky
July 19th, 2009, 04:58 AM
i have the exact same problem with an inspiron 1720

regardless of what i set i8kfan to do, it only lasts for a few secs.

if i have i8kmon run as a daemon it will turn off and on constantly every 2 or 3 secs, which im afraid is going to burn the fan out extra fast.

EricDB
July 20th, 2009, 05:48 PM
if i have i8kmon run as a daemon it will turn off and on constantly every 2 or 3 secs, which im afraid is going to burn the fan out extra fast.

Yeah, exactly the same thing here. It's terribly annoying, too...I can't get any work done with that kind of distraction.

ischliky
July 26th, 2009, 08:39 PM
anyone had any luck fixing this? im dreading having to change my OS because of this, but it makes the computer hardly useable sometimes

mts280
August 8th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Hi all,

I have the same problem and filed a bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/i8kutils/+bug/410596

please feel free to confirm

Cableless
August 23rd, 2009, 03:18 AM
I can confirm the bug on Dell XPS M1310 running jaunty.

ed_qta
March 20th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Same problem on Inspiron 6400

foxhead128
October 11th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Same issue, Ubuntu 10.04.3 32-bit

overdrank
October 12th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Please start a new thread with your issues. Thread closed.