Does i8kutils work with the new XPS 13 9343 ?

Asked by Tony S. Hariman on 2015-04-20

Does i8kutils worked with the new XPS 13 9343 ?

doing modprobe will give this error.
insmod /lib/modules/3.19.0-14-generic/kernel/drivers/char/i8k.ko
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'i8k': No such device

Runing ubuntu vivid.

Thank you

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vitorafsr (vitorafsr) said :
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Perhaps will work. Try loading module with "sudo modprobe i8k force=1" to ignore model check.

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Tony S. Hariman (thariman) said :
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Using force=1
dmesg output:
[14969.662914] i8k: not running on a supported Dell system.
[14969.662917] i8k: vendor=Dell Inc., model=XPS 13 9343, version=A03

i8kmon output:
i8kmon --auto --verbose --nouserconfig
i8kmon v1.31 12/05/2014 - Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Vitor Augusto <email address hidden>
config(0) = {0 0} -1 60 -1 65
config(1) = {1 0} 50 70 55 75
config(2) = {1 1} 60 80 65 85
config(3) = {2 2} 70 128 75 128
config(acpi) = acpi
config(auto) = 1
config(daemon) = 1
config(font1) = fixed
config(font2) = 6x10
config(geometry) =
config(i8kfan) = /usr/bin/i8kfan
config(min_speed) = 2000
config(sysconfig) = /etc/i8kmon.conf
config(t_high) = 80
config(timeout) = 5
config(unit) = C
config(use_conf) = 0
config(userconfig) = ~/.i8kmon
config(verbose) = 1
status(ac) = 0
status(acpi_timer) = 0
status(leftspeed) = 0 -1 -1 -1
status(lspeed) = 0
status(lstate) = -2
status(lstuck) = 0
status(nfans) = 2
status(rightspeed) = 0 43500 69690 78420
status(rspeed) = 0
status(rstate) = -2
status(rstuck) = 0
status(state) = 0
status(t_high) = 0
status(t_low) = 0
status(temp) = 0
status(timer) =
status(ui) = 0
/usr/bin/i8kfan 0 0
1430196710 acpi: Battery 0: Full, 100%
temp, left, right, ac state: 51 -1 1 0

Does it mean that it worked ?

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Igor Petrov (igor923) said :
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I have the same question. Can't figure out does it work properly or not, but rather seems it doesn't.

"i8kfan" command with "- 1" and "- 2" parameters gives about 40-70K RPM in both cases. Fan can suddenly start to running. Temperature thresholds in /etc/i8mon completely ignoring.

I'm not sure that my settings of i8k correct at all, so can anyone confirm that?

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vitorafsr (vitorafsr) said :
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If there is a file "/proc/i8k" so module i8k is loaded.

After that, if can set fan speed with i8kfan, then i8kmon is suposed to work if config files are right.

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woodstock (yusuf-goren) said :
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I'm using i8kmon with the modprobe you suggested. It works perfectly when unplugged but the fan doesn't slow down/speed up when "exec /usr/bin/i8kfan - 0/1/2" is sent while plugged in.

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