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Old 8th September 2005, 06:19 AM
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i8k kernel module. Where is it loaded?

I had this working the other day so I'm really scratching my head. I'm simple trying to load the i8k.ko module.
modprobe i8k
FATAL: Error inserting i8k (/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp/kernel/drivers/char/i8k.ko): No such device
It definately there:
[root@localhost sbin]# ls -l /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp/kernel/drivers/char/i8k.ko
-rwxr--r--  1 root root 14760 Jun  3 13:42 /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp/kernel/drivers/char/i8k.ko

Addtionally dmesg repeats the following:
i8k: unable to get SMM Dell signature
i8k: unable to get SMM BIOS version

Last edited by Hombre; 9th September 2005 at 12:18 PM.
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Old 8th September 2005, 03:43 PM
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Using the force option for i8k, this works:

modprobe i8k force=1

This is unusual, because the driver force option is only for non-inspiron machines and I have an inspiron.

This might explain the dmesg errors. What some have suggested is I add the command to the profile and ignore the errors. I'm not sure I agree with this. Temporarily, I've added this command to the end of my /etc/profile, but of course, there should be a better place, where the modules are loaded, and should add the force option there. Where? Help please!
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