Dell Fan Control (dell_smm_hwmon)


(Sebastian) #1

Hi,
I just installed void linux on my Dell XPS15. One thing that is really annoying is the constant fan noice. I installed the i8kutils package, but I’m unable to use it due to a missing kernel module (dell_smm_hwmon). Any chance that module is in a package? Otherwise can I easily compile it myself?

Thanks,
Sebastian


Dell Laptop ath10k kernel module
#2
$ xlocate dell-smm-hwmon
i8kutils-1.43_1 /etc/modprobe.d/dell-smm-hwmon.conf
linux4.10-4.10.17_1     /usr/lib/modules/4.10.17_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.11-4.11.12_1     /usr/lib/modules/4.11.12_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.12-4.12.14_1     /usr/lib/modules/4.12.14_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.13-4.13.15_1     /usr/lib/modules/4.13.15_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.14-4.14.52_1     /usr/lib/modules/4.14.52_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.15-4.15.15_3     /usr/lib/modules/4.15.15_3/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.16-4.16.14_1     /usr/lib/modules/4.16.14_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.17-4.17.4_1      /usr/lib/modules/4.17.4_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.4-4.4.138_1      /usr/lib/modules/4.4.138_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.8-4.8.17_1       /usr/lib/modules/4.8.17_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz
linux4.9-4.9.110_1      /usr/lib/modules/4.9.110_1/kernel/drivers/hwmon/dell-smm-hwmon.ko.gz

Did you try modprobe dell_smm_hwmon?


(Sebastian) #3

Thanks for the quick reply. The output is just ERROR: could not insert dell_smm_hwmon: No such device. Does this mean, that this is not the correct driver for my laptop?

P.S.: The file dell-smm-hwmon is there. (/usr/lib…) If that is not the correct module, which one should I use to control my annoying fan?


(Sebastian) #4

Just in case anyone else is encountering the same issue, you need to use the option force=1 to load the module.