Re: CPU fans shut off by Debian?
On Mon, 11 Jul 2005, Kevin Buhr wrote:
> Stephen Lokitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I am running Sarge 2.4.27-2-686-smp on an intel SR1435VP2(which is
> > a 1U server platform) with dual 2.8 Xeon processors. I am required to
> > run the 2.4 kernel for my application. What appears to happen is that at
> > some random time after power on (~6-20 hrs), the cpu fans shut off which
> > causes the system to overheat and shut down.
> Assuming the fans are plugged in via standard 3-pin cables to the
> motherboard, have you considered the low-tech solution of getting a
> couple of Y-adapters of the kind shown here:
> and plugging the fans into the "dumb" 4-pin power supply so they never
> shut off?
> If you want to monitor the fan speed (but still stop the BIOS from
> trying to control it), you can get the variation shown here:
> which has the additional advantage that it's a little more compact.
> Kevin <email@example.com>
That's actually a great idea. But with the recent tests (failed under
windows as well as Debian), I have to assume it's a hardware issue. I
will be dealing with our vendor now and will not pursue this unless the
vendor is unreasonable. But it is a good idea. Thanks,