> I have a m0n0wall mini-ITX setup, with an VIA EPIA EK8000EG motherboard and
> a Morex Cubid 3688 chassi. m0n0wall is run from a Transcend IDE flash module
> and works like a charm.
> The box is currently running without any fans, which seems to work fine even
> tho it's quite warm (not burning hot).
> 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?
> The fan is connected to the system fan connector on the motherboard.
> My guess is that connecting it to a regular molex power connector would
> solve the problem, but it would of course be nice to avoid this step if
> possible (my mini-ITX build is short of free molex contacts).
> Any advice?
It's vageuly possible that the ACPI support in FreeBSD is turning off
the fan somehow (i remember this with very old linux ACPI implementations).
I would expect it to have been fixed by now though!
Are you using 1.2 or 1.3?