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 From:  Jeff Buehler <jeff at buehlertech dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Chassi fan stops when m0n0wall loads
 Date:  Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:42:04 -0800
If there is a temperature controlled fan then there probably a setting 
for it in the bios.  I don't know about the Epia board specifically.  I 
would research that mainboard specifically...

Jeff

Harald Sauff wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> 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.
>
>
> greetings,
>  Harry
>
>