I noticed most of the times my old NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT video card's fan is quiet in KDE v3.5.10 with Compiz. When I exit out of X to text mode console, my fan will spin up louder. Is this normal? I am using the latest NVIDIA driver binaries, compiled from its .run files, in Debian (Kernel v2.6.32-...). Obviously, I can't read my sensors -f for NVIDIA in text mode since NVIDIA driver isn't in used like in X.
Thank you in advance.