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#1 2007-07-11 19:35:16

bjesus
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Registered: 2007-04-06
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Where is i8k?

Hey,
I'm using Arch for 64bit on a Dell Inspiron 6400, and I'd like to use to i8k module, but when I modprobe it it shows me this: "FATAL: Module i8k not found."

Well, it seems to be quite simple - but what kernel does have it? Can I compile the module for my kernel? I'm using the suspend2 one (2.6.21-suspend2), and I've got the i8kutils package installed.

Thanks.

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#2 2007-07-11 20:33:59

Zaffe
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Registered: 2007-02-22
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Re: Where is i8k?

in rc.conf search the MODULES and add "i8k force=1"

MODULES=("i8k force=1")

Last edited by Zaffe (2007-07-11 20:37:49)

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#3 2007-07-12 20:19:52

bjesus
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Re: Where is i8k?

No, it's not that the module don't want to load, it's that I don't have the module.

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#4 2007-07-13 14:09:27

big_gie
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Registered: 2005-01-19
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Re: Where is i8k?

Maybe the person who compiled your kernel (suspend2?) didn't included that module. The easiest thing to do would be to contact that person and ask him/her to include it.

If you really need it fast, I would suggest taking the PKGBUILD for it, include the module and recompile. I'm pretty sure you won't be able to take a vanilla kernel and just compile the i8k module... And even, I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to "copy" the newly built module with your actual kernel.

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#5 2007-07-13 15:56:33

brain0
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From: Aachen - Germany
Registered: 2005-01-03
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Re: Where is i8k?

Maybe you can tell us what the i8k kernel module is supposed to be? I never heard of it and I have never seen it in the kernel configuration.

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#6 2007-07-13 17:51:46

bjesus
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Re: Where is i8k?

Hey,
The i8k module is basically a special module for Dell computers. It allows you to better monitor and control some of the computer's devices.

Arch has its' programs in the official distribution - http://archlinux.org/packages/3264/ , but it won't work here since I don't have the module.

The suspend2 kernel is too from the official tree (http://archlinux.org/packages/11895/), so I thought the module should be included.

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#7 2007-07-13 20:24:38

Lone_Wolf
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From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
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Re: Where is i8k?

That looks like a very old package (2004) that was meant for the 2.4 / 2.5 kernel series.

It comes from debian and hasn't been updated since 25-Mar-2004 .

I recommend you try the 2.6 acpi mechanism first, check the wiki for details.


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#8 2007-07-14 00:10:05

Zaffe
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From: Santiago, Chile
Registered: 2007-02-22
Posts: 26

Re: Where is i8k?

Well in the i686 version works well, im now using kernel 2.6.21-ARCH / 2.6-.21-ck but i did use the suspend2 before and it was the same , just loading it wit the "force" option cuz its not made for this model (6400).

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#9 2007-07-16 01:23:57

big_gie
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Re: Where is i8k?

@bjesus Could you post the result of:

zgrep -i i8k /proc/config.gz

This will tell you if your (running) kernel was compiled with i8k.

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