alright well I'm really at a loss now.. I have a dell 5100 and I installed the i8kutils package to get some fan control. I installed it and ran it.. and I get this message,
can't open /proc/i8k: No such file or directory
So I go and try to modprobe the i8k module. but then I get
FATAL: Error inserting i8k (/lib/modules/184.108.40.206-ARCH/kernel/drivers/char/i8k.ko):No such device
I read around and some people said it had to do with APM/ACPI so I gave that ago turn it on/off... no cigar..
if anyone has any idea how I can make this work I'd appreciate it..
you might have to force modprobe to insert i8k,
modprobe --force i8k
but, it seems that the module don't even exist in your kernel...(i don't use stock kernel so I can't try it either)
did you reboot?
It's says no such *device* not no such module
This means that the module does exist.
So if what cybertron says is true, he just needs to force it.
yes, forcing it will probably work since the i8k module is for i8000 only, but will work for other dell aswell,but need option --force to activate
Thanks all... yeah "insmod i8k force=1" did the trick...
but I gotta do that everytime I turn the machine on.. I wrote a little script and put it in /etc/rc.d but is there another way I haven't thought of?
you could put "option i8k=force" in modules.conf (i believe that is the file anyway)