During Debian Etch’s boot sequence, I noticed a couple of things happening while the ACPI modules were loading.
Two words flashed by:
Could these be the key to my problems with the Gateway Solo 1450′s noisy, always-on fan with distros that are NOT Debian Etch, Ubuntu (WITHOUT the latest kernel) and CentOS 5?
What if I opened a root terminal and did the following:
# modprobe fan
# modprobe thermal
Could that be enough to stop my noisy-fan problem? That would be too easy.
In other news, Puppy flies on the Gateway. Damn Small Linux runs, but barely. I haven’t been able to get the X configuration right. And I have to disable scsi while booting. I’m not sure if I can boot with PCMCIA either. Strange, for sure. Slackware-derived distros also die in the SCSI process.