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Old 12-12-2005, 09:15 PM   #1
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Compaq Prolaint ML370 G1, Fan Speed control driver

Hello I have a Compaq Proliant ML370 G1 Rack Mount (the old Dual P3/933Mhz) and it's loud as all get out. Now that I have it in a residential environment it would be nice if it didn't give me a headache. I've come to the determination that there is a driver somewhere that can dynamically control the fan (I came to this when I booted off the new Compaq Firmware maintenance disc and the fans hushed after it loads drivers, the disc is Red Hat/Fedora based I've determined). Anyway, HP/Compaq/Whoever they are now only has drivers that will install under RHEL 2.1 with kernel 2.4.9 for this machine, I've tried installing Fedora, spoofing the /etc/redhat-release file and it sees a way around installing every time. Plus for some reason 2.4.9 hates this machine and refuses to compile.

I've been running Slackware on it for the longest time with no problems, the only reason I went Fedora was to try and get the drivers to work. Ideally I would like to go back to Slackware, since I'm not a big Red Hat fan (not configurable enough ). Is there something in the 2.6.x kernel I can compile in that will talk to the chipset and shut this thing up? Has anyone had any success with this?

Thanks in advance!


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