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Re: G5 fan revving problems.

On 20. jan 2006, at 19.13, Sven Luther wrote:

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 06:12:35PM +0100, Brian Durant wrote:
On 20. jan 2006, at 16.50, Charles Plessy wrote:

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 04:09:17PM +0100, Brian Durant wrote :
Hi, I am new to the list. I joined manly because I was looking for a
list that would have a PPC centric bent so that I could discuss
problems I run into. I have a 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5, running OS X Tiger


Maybe this information is not precise enough... is it an iMac or a
PowerMac ? What does cat /proc/cpu says ?

Power Mac G5.  The output was "no such file or directory".


Tha command returned the following:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
cpu             : PPC970FX, altivec supported
clock           : 1800.000000MHz
revision        : 3.0 (pvr 003c 0300)

timebase        : 33333333
machine         : PowerMac9,1
motherboard     : PowerMac9,1 MacRISC4 Power Macintosh
detected as     : 337 (PowerMac G5)
pmac flags      : 00000000
L2 cache        : 512K unified
pmac-generation : NewWorld

I have a iMac (8,1) on which had to recompile a debian 2.6.15
kernel in
order to enable the fan control.


No one has mentioned this on the ubuntu-users list yet. I am a
newbie, so I would need help if I had to do this. First and foremost
however, a kernel patch AFIK isn't possible when using a live-CD and
I am unsure as to whether or not I can do a quick enough install to
avoid any  potential damage with my fans revving.

Well, the ubuntu kernel is fully different from the debian kernel, and has absolutely no relationship, except the occasional patch exchange, so ...

The problem here is that Debian doesn't make it's own live-CD. I didn't realize that the kernels were so different between Debian based distros. Is there anyone on the list that has a G5 and is running Debian? How can I resolve this issue?

Fabbionne, when he was maintaining the ubuntu kernel used to talk to us, but since maintainership changed for the ubuntu kernels, this is no more the case.


Sven Luther

I'll pass this on to the Ubuntu list and ask why. Seems strange to me.



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