Package Details: i8kutils 1.43-3

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Package Base: i8kutils
Description: Fan control for Dell laptops
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Licenses: GPL v2
Submitter: ilpianista
Maintainer: vitorafsr
Last Packager: vitorafsr
Votes: 37
Popularity: 0.26
First Submitted: 2015-01-24 11:10
Last Updated: 2017-06-16 01:33

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adriaticc commented on 2019-07-16 02:17

I just want to point out that the included i8kmon.service is not the one installed by the PKGBUILD.

pappl commented on 2019-04-03 17:15

I'm using dell-bios-fan-control in addition to disable BIOS fan control.

Must do:

/etc/modprobe.d/i8k.conf ->editor input-> options i8k force=1

In /etc/modules-load.d/i8k.conf ->editor input-> i8k

Then i8kutils fan control service starts at boot.

Would be great if this is done when installing.

Else must do a >>> sudo modprobe i8k force=1 <<< every reboot to work: systemctl status i8kmon

       ● i8kmon.service - Dell laptop thermal monitoring

          Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/i8kmon.service; enabled; vendor

       preset: disabled) Active: inactive (dead)

       Condition: start condition failed at Wed 2019-04-03 19:10:38 CEST; 27s ago

       └─ ConditionPathExists=/proc/i8k was not met


pappl commented on 2019-03-29 21:25

How to autostart this properly on Manjaro XFCE?

TomaszGasior commented on 2019-03-11 19:50

Please add acpi to dependencies, without it this app crashes.

Thaodan commented on 2018-08-06 14:15

please install pkg data to /usr/lib instead of /etc. Etc is for local overrides.

See here:

vitorafsr commented on 2017-06-16 01:34

Corrected install dir of dell-smm-hwmon.conf.

fungible commented on 2017-06-15 23:12

dell-smm-hwmon.conf is in the wrong directory. It should be in /etc/modprobe.d instead of /etc/modules-load.d

vitorafsr commented on 2017-05-30 22:38

i8kmon.service updated with asuglia suggestions.

The "-d" parameter was for a previous version of i8kmon that supported such option. Today, "-d" parameter does not configure i8kmon anymore. So it is better to remove.

The configuration options suggested came in handy to the systemd supervision of i8kmon process.

asuglia commented on 2017-05-30 19:38

The i8kmon program doesn't support the "-d" option. You should fix the service configuration in order to solve the problem. Use the following configuration to fix it:



vitorafsr commented on 2017-05-04 00:07

The "build" of i8kutils 1.43-1 package is

build() {
cd $pkgname

and "make" executes only one gcc command without fPIE parameter as below

cc -g -O2 -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wall -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro i8kctl.c i8k.h i8kctl.h -o i8kctl

this build runs correctly at Archlinux 2017.04. So I repeat the error you received I could not reproduce, and I noted a reference to ffmpeg (as below) in your build that does not exist in i8kutils 1.43-1 package.

ffmpeg version 3.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers

I think you need to explain better the environment of your compilation. And your compilation has nonexistent steps.