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Re: iBook heat issues

I have the same exact computer and the problem subsided after I switched kernels. The kernel I use is from ppckernel.org, it is one of the "specialized" kernels, the 2.4 stable one optimized for the ibook. I strongly recommend obtaining the config file for the 2.4 kernel and then obtaining the source code from kernel.org, because ppckernel.org limits downloads to 10k/s -- that can make downloading 35mb complete hell.

The kernel by default does not include useful stuff like support for airport cards, unfortunately. You'll have to compile a new one yourself.


On Oct 2, 2004, at 8:38 PM, joe@terrarum.net wrote:


I'm currently running Debian on a G3 900 ibook. After about 20min of using it, the the area where the hard drive is (left palm and underneith) become
very hot.

I've searched for every possible tip on how to fix this, but none seem to work. I've compiled and loaded the adm103x module for the fans, but that doesnt seem to help. I can run both fans on high and while the top of the ibook gets very cool, the bottom left portion is still extremely hot. I've
also tried spinning the harddrive down, but no go on that either.

When I run OSX, I never feel this much temperature come off of the ibook,
so it has to be something with Linux.

Has anyone else run into this or have any other ideas on what to try?


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