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Re: Debian on a 2.5 Ghz G5 - liquid cooling system

On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:07:18AM +0200, Bob Hentges wrote:
> As you probably already know, the Dual 2.5 Ghz PowerMac has a liquid 
> cooling system, which is described pretty good here [1]. I am conscious 
> that time will probably tell us the answer, but I just wanted to advance 
> the following right away.
> It seems that the cooling system is entirely controlled by the operating 
> system, OS X of course. (At least that is what this sentence made me 
> think: "Mac OS X dynamically adjusts the flow of the fluid and the speed 
> of the fans based on temperature." quotation from [1])
> Now, if the cooling system is controlled by the os and not by the 
> hardware itself, won't there be some obstacles on getting debian or any 
> other distribution working on that machine?

Isn't this what the therm_pm72 module takes care of? It's built into
current 2.6 kernels.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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