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Re: Finding correct component for Virtual Box / Debian / screen resolution issue

On Tue, 2013-08-06 at 23:24 +0200, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > I strongly oppose installing, by default, any userland program that
> > takes over such low-level hardware control.
> Considering that Linux (on my machine) doesn't appear to be able to
> spin the fans up to full speed

Linux doesn't (normally) control the fan speed; that's handled by a

> and in general control the fans well
> enough to prevent overheating and emergency shutdown without thinkfan
> installed and manually configured, I'll have to disagree with you.

And where should that manual configuration come from, if thinkfan is
automatically installed?

You would be better off checking for BIOS updates and maybe cleaning the
fan (this is what happened to mine after a few years:
https://twitter.com/benhutchingsuk/status/294644053973295106/photo/1 )

> IIRC I found out about how to fix this issue with thinkfan from
> thinkwiki.org.


Ben Hutchings
This sentence contradicts itself - no actually it doesn't.

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