I packaged xfce4-i8k-plugin from http://xfce-goodies.berlios.de/ for my Dell Inspiron 8500. I prefer this plugin to the current alternatives available, and would like to see it included in Debian unstable. The upstream maintainer says he knows of nobody working on a Debian package. I would be willing to be the package maintainer if anybody is willing to sponsor me. Everything can be found at ftp://22.214.171.124/xfce4-i8k-plugin/ for now.