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Old 01-28-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
TimmyTurner
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Accelerometer Driver for Lenovo Ideapad S10-3


I have a Lenovo Ideapad S10-3. It has an accelerometer. In windows it works with Lenovo HDDAPS (Hard disk drive accelerometer protecting system) which controls my hard disk and turns that off when needed. I have looked for its driver in linux, but couldn't find anything. Is anything available for running then accelerometer of this laptop in linux?
 
Old 01-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #2
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IIRC, the accelerometer is somehow linked to hdd activity. It's function is to stop the disk writing when you're earthquaking the laptop.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/HDAPS

"The driver only enables reading of the acceleration data. It does not perform automatic disk head parking. But there are already some other useful applications for HDAPS, using the /sys interface it provides."
 
  


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