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Bug 84408 - RFE: add i8kutils
Summary: RFE: add i8kutils
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
: 91671 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-16 01:41 UTC by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-07-22 19:04:39 UTC

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Description Aleksey Nogin 2003-02-16 01:41:24 UTC
This package contains a user-space programs that can interact with the i8k
module (already included in the kernel starting at least in 8.0) for accessing
the SMM BIOS of Dell Inspiron and Latitude laptops. The SMM BIOS is used on
many recent laptops to implement APM functionalities and to access custom
hardware, for example the cooling fans and volume buttons.

The package include also the following utilities:

    * i8kctl	 - interface to the kernel driver

    * i8kmon	 - temperature monitor with automatic or manual fan control

    * i8kbuttons - monitors volume buttons and runs user-defined commands

See also and

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2004-06-21 15:26:14 UTC
*** Bug 91671 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Matthias Saou 2004-07-22 18:23:28 UTC
My packages can be found at the URL above, they even
contain an init script that takes care of enabling the daemon for the
buttons to be functionnal, so they could serve as a base for a package
to be included.

Nevertheless, I think this kind of package, which targets a very
specific audience (Dell laptop owners, only for a few models) should
probably be something for Fedora Extras. WONTFIX? :-)

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-07-22 19:04:39 UTC

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