eep, sorry it should of been with that #!!
i.e. Running a G4 ibook without the thermadt746x module is bad for its health.
@ojordan: OK, thanks for the followup . . . hopefully the OP "RB" has either fixed his fan issues or is learning something from my ignorance, but this is slightly confusing. In my installation the "thermadt746x" line is listed in the /etc/modules list with 3 or 4 other items. None of them had a # in front of them, but in the "nano" file, I believe it said something like if adding the "#" in front that would "comment out" the line???, so that means to me that it would "erase" it?? But, you seem to be saying that I want the # in front of the thermxxx, also it's not good to run the computer w/o it? Certainly it would appear to be a simple fix to do either, but the question is which one? Do I want "thermadt746x" listed, in this case in the middle of a couple other items, not the bottom as JD said to add it in, . . . and leave it as it is, but maybe check the pbuttonsd app for something with the fan?? OR, do I want to add the # in front of the "thermadt746x" . . . but not the other items . . . and then see whether that does the right thing or helps the computer?? To me "commenting out" means to remove, and like I was asking in my previous post, if adding a # in front of the line "removes" the module, why then don't I just edit the "thermxx" out altogether??? unless adding the # is actually "activating" the function of the module?? I'm seeming to get two different messages between ojordan and JD???? don't know which . . . . I'm away from that computer for a few days, so there is some time for clarifying--it would be helpful to not have the fan blowing like a banshee whenever some smilies come onto the screen . . . .