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Re: debian lenny installation on an ibook g4 keeps freezing

On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:06:25 -0400
"Tomislav V. Butkovic" <tomislav.butkovic@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Thank you all for the timely reply.
> >Based on my experiences the freezing
> >probably is because of overheating. If the CPU over heats, that is
> >the main cause of freezing. Do you hear the fans kick in during
> >installation or does it remain off?
> It sounds likes the fans are on. The ventilation port where the hinge
> is is not blocked, neither is the one next to the hard drive. If it is
> overheating, how would I go about fixing this?

So far it still sounds like a CPU overheating problem.

You can reduce the CPU speed to avoid overheating. I forget the exact
command but I will post again when i find out.

Also, try placing an electric fan near the vents so cool air will be
blown in. It could also be that there is a lot of dust blocking the

In the meantime, try to get a minimal debian install up and running.
This usually takes less than 15 minutes. In that time frame the CPU
will probably not overheat.

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