G4 Fan Control won't open? Alternatives?

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  1. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

    iModFrenzy

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    So I decided to go to Tiger because the requirements are WAY lower than Leopard. I learned my Memorex DVDs don't work on PowerBooks as well during the process:mad:. I went the USB route, LightBulbFan guided me through the entire process. After 30 minutes of hair pulling, Tiger booted up!:cool: The performance of Tiger is amazing:eek:.

    When I was on Leopard, I got G4 Fan Control(0.5) but the entire UI would slide when you toggled the settings making it unusable. Now that I am on Tiger, I was hoping G4FC would work but it won't open.

    It pops up in the dashboard and then disappears...:(

    Anyone know what the issue is? or any Alternatives I can use?

    Thanks!:D
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There are no alternatives that I am aware of.

    G4FanControl has NEVER worked for me - on any Mac I've used it on with Tiger or Leopard. The best I've ever managed is to get it to open but nothing has ever been clickable or settable. The one time I asked for support the dev completely ignored me.

    Sorry, I can't be of more help, but I'm in that .01% of people the program just doesn't work for.
     
  3. LightBulbFun macrumors 6502a

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    "LightBulbFan" can no one get my user name right? :p its like my real name everyone gets one letter wrong :p (glad to help btw)
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Eric (me; it's Eric with a 'k' please!!!) knows the feeling! ;)

    My son's name is Gunnar. How many people do you think spell it Gunner?!

    And my daughter has the British spelling of her name, Honour. Americans are always forgetting the extra 'u' in her name. :D

    So does Alternose. @Altemose can tell you about that one. :D
     
  5. weckart macrumors 68040

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    To be fair, Youngren is easier to spell than Ljungren. Somewhere along the line your forebears caved in and took the path of least resistance, too.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm like sixth generation Swedish. I think my forebears probably caved at Ellis Island. Probably one of those deals where whomever took their name spelled it like they heard it. That's pure speculation on my part, but I think I might be right. My dad has a pocket watch and all the people who had it before him have their names inscribed as you spelled it.

    The one that gets me though is when I tell people my name and they ask me how to spell it. When I'm done, I get "Oh, exactly like it sounds!"

    Right so, perhaps you didn't need to ask me how to spell it?!

    Then there's the people who stop listening when I start with "Young…". That's all they hear.
     
  7. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Now, back to the OP's question, G4 Fancontrol version 6.1 works flawlessly on my 15"PB running 10.5 and also on my 12" PB running 10.4.
    In fact I've never had a problem with it. ever!
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I still find it hilarious to this day! :D
     
  9. iModFrenzy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up using the console version which worked fine

    For anybody who stumbles across this thread in the future. Heres a well-made guide to using the console version.
     
  10. mikiotty macrumors 6502

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    The only two versions I ever got to work of that app are 0.4 (the console one, IIRC) and 0.6.1, the final one with the GUI. The latter has the ability to store your settings at login, while the console one has to be run every time you reboot your Mac.
    I don't think you can buy the app anymore...
     
  11. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure the app is still available to purchase.
    I bought the latter version Feb. this year.
    Here is an email address for the author if anyone wants to inquire.
    andrea.fabrizi@gmail.com
     
  12. iModFrenzy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was not aware of this, thanks mikiotty

    He still has his website up, https://www.andreafabrizi.it/?g4fancontrol
     

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