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    Phoronix: Dell "PC Extras" Driver Slated For Linux 6.11 - Initially To Control Fan Modes

    Queued into the x86 platform drivers' "for-next" branch ahead of the Linux 6.11 kernel cycle is the "Dell PC Extras" driver. Initially this new dell-pc driver is used for controlling fan modes via the Platform Profile setting on capable systems...

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    It always amazes me that most of the platform support for large brands comes from independent developers.

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    • #3
      There is any way to know if my Dell laptop will use it before the kernel release? Like a command to check for support.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mhalano View Post
        There is any way to know if my Dell laptop will use it before the kernel release? Like a command to check for support.
        The smbios-thermal-ctl command can check this capability. From https://github.com/dell/libsmbios

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MastaG View Post
          It always amazes me that most of the platform support for large brands comes from independent developers.
          I know right. And of course the OEMs make proprietary garbage that is unique to each manufacturer so I would imagine there is minimal code sharing between drivers. Hat tip to the devs who make laptops work better on anything not Windows!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MastaG View Post
            It always amazes me that most of the platform support for large brands comes from independent developers.
            Kinda makes sense though - in being the largest brand, they have the largest reach. Statistically, they're more likely to reach someone willing to put in the volunteer work to fix what the OEM won't.

            Despite Dell's claims to be Linux-friendly, that's only for certain models as far as I'm concerned. Otherwise, they need to minimize development costs for the sake of shareholders or whatever.

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