Power Saving (APM) on a Desktop?
I like to leave my computer on all of the time; however, I live in a small dorm and I would like to cut down on the noise. I've got an Athlon XP 2700+ CPU with an oversized fan, a 10,000 RPM system disk, a 7,200 RPM data disk, and another large case fan on top of all of that, so you can probably imagine why I want to cut down on the noise.
The monitors actually do go into powersaving mode after a while, which I like. What I'd also like is to at least have the hard drives spin down after "x" amount of non-use. Since my CPU fan says its variable speed (variable depending on CPU clock, I imagine), it'd also be nice to have my CPU clock scale down after a certain amount of time (thereby slowing the fan). I know you can do all of this on a laptop, but I'm not so sure on a desktop.
Ideally, I'd like to be able to kick it out of power-saving mode just by a keystroke or mouse movement.
I'm running Fedora Core 4.
Any help is greatly appreciated.