Raul Miller writes ("Bug#1995: run-parts on laptops"): > run-parts should probably not do what it normally does, when a laptop > doesn't have AC power. This could be implemented with something along > the lines of: What does AC power have to do with run-parts ?? run-parts is just a utility to run all the scripts in a directory. I think you should think where else this problem should be solved - possible the answer is to modify your /etc/crontab. Ian.