bruda at cs
Jun 28, 2005, 9:45 AM
Post #2 of 12
At 18:25 +0200 on 2005-6-28 Alexander Meyer wrote:
Re: OT: thermal management diff 2.4 vs. 2.6
[In reply to]
> i'm running gentoo on my tibook 550 (powerbook3,3 that is in
> kernelspeak) and noticed that with a 2.4 kernel as well as under
> macos the fan hardly ever kicks in, even when the computer gets
> quite hot while with the 2.6 kernel the fan wouldn't stop running.
FWIW, I have noticed the same behaviour on a Tibook rev III
(PowerBook3,4), though the change in fan behaviour happened to me
between two 2.6 versions (not very sure which ones, but I am almost
sure that 2.6.7 was between the last kernels that made the fan shut up
from time to time).
By the way, I since upgraded the logic board and the machine has
become a rev IV. The fans (now two of them) seem to be on all the
time. This is not so much of a problem anymore since the fans are
much more silent than the original (sole) fan, but I am not sure
whether this is as it should be.
As far as I know the fans are hardware controlled on these models, so
the fans should not be affected by a kernel change... except that they
do just that. Must be grmelins in there or something.
If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as
it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
--Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
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