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Re: hard drive not spinning down.

On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 07:22:22PM +0100, Andrew Henry wrote:
> I run Lenny on an Acer Aspire 5021WLMi laptop as an ssh server and I
> noticed that the hard drive is getting very very hot so that the
> touchpad is almost burning hot.  I suspect that the drive is not
> spinning down when idle (and it's basically *always* idle, unless I
> connect from work).  How can I check if it is spinning down and are
> there any commands to do this manually?  I had to install cpufreq tools
> to enable stepping on my CPU manually, so it seems like power management
> tools aren't enabled by default in Debian?

what kernel are you running? the power management seems to be kind of
borked in 2.6.24 and requires some hacking to get it to funciton

(/me anxiously awaits updates to acpi, laptop_mode, powertop etc etc


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