Re: atd and hdparm
>>>>> "Nikolaj" == Nikolaj Richers <email@example.com> writes:
Nikolaj> Hello Karl, On 26-Apr-97, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote
>> I really love `atd`! I can use `hdparm` to set a spin-down
>> timeout for my harddisks, and they actually turn off now!
>> Before, with `at` driven by `cron`, the drives never got a
>> chance to spin down.
Nikolaj> I'm a fellow Debian user and I've wondered how to let my
Nikolaj> laptop's HD spin down with hdparm. I cannot find atd
Nikolaj> though, neither on my disk nor through dselect.
Nikolaj> Could I ask you where you got it from?
`atd` is in the newest "at" package, from bo. If you hit the search
engine on http://www.debian.org you should be able to turn it up.
As for `hdparm`, just RTFM, and you'll know as much as I do about it.
>From what I gather, if your drives are EIDE, they'll support the
feature. You may have a bios setting for it too.
Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.2 Linux 2.0.30t
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