> The chassi comes with a small fan that runs for about 5-10 seconds when the
> system is booted, then stops. It seems like once m0n0wall is loaded - the
> fan stops. Why?
> Is there anything in the software that prevents system fans from running?
I suppose that the fan is temperature controlled. During booting it's
switched on (as some kind of self test), after that (5-10 seconds) it
goes to automatic mode. That means it only works when the system
temperature gets too high. Probably m0n0wall produces such a small
system load that it doesn't trigger the temperature sensor, hence the
fan stands still.