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Re: Fan won't work - system locking up as a result



A response from another Tom...

Debian Squeeze (what MintPPC is based on) is a great OS but it does still have some issues.  I found that out when I tried to get sound working on my PM G4 Digital Audio.  The installer assigns this particular machine the wrong sound module and it needed a rather complicated work-around (thanks, Risto) to get it working right.  Maybe the installer will be fixed in Wheezy... or maybe not.

This list is definitely where you need to be.  This is not a MintPPC problem, it's a Debian problem.  Someone has run into it before and will help you with it.

Tom

On May 17, 2011, at 8:32 AM, Matty Sarro wrote:

> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Tom@gmail <tjmcavaney@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> Hey everyone. I just installed debian with Mintppc9 and there is one
>>> remaining issue - the fan doesn't work. Because of this, the laptop
>>> gets extremely hot, and the fans never come on. After a few minutes,
>>> it locks up.
>>> 
>> 
>> I don't mean to be rude, but if you want to stuck with Mint you might find you have more luck asking your question on the Mint forums (this list usually supports Debian, rather than derivative distros such as Mint).
>> 
>> That said, have you tried installing Debian from an official Debian .iso?  See [www.debian.org/distrib/]
>> 
>> Good luck
>> 
>> Tom
>> 
>> 
> 
> I have tried, and they pointed me towards this list :)
> I had originally had debian squeeze installed, but for some reason it
> wasn't seeing that I had a battery connected, though I think I'm going
> to leverage the automatically-included modules from mintppc should I
> switch back. Mint sees the battery without an issue.
> 
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