LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2003, 06:41 PM   #1
Wynd
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2001
Distribution: Slackware 12
Posts: 511

Rep: Reputation: 32
Hard drive constantly spinnig up/down


When I am on my laptop, my hard drive is constantly slowing down and speeding up. Even when I'm doing stuff like updatedb it slows down and the program has to wait for it to speed up, and when it's just sitting there it starts going up and douwn out of nowhere. How can I make it go down after a specific time and not before?
 
Old 06-02-2003, 07:02 PM   #2
kazuni
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Distribution: Android on HTC Hero
Posts: 256

Rep: Reputation: 30
it *might* be your bios setting the power management to max, which tries to save your power on the battery? (see if there is any difference when you have power plugged in) and definitely check the manual of your notebook, it should say soemthing about it.

there is a chance about the battery module (battery.o) in your kernel that pushes things here and there, but i doubt it
 
Old 06-05-2003, 11:38 PM   #3
akaBeaVis
Guru
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Slack 9.1,10 Mandrake 10,10.1, FedCore 2,3, Mepis 2004, Knoppix 3.6,3.7, SuSE 9.1, FreeBSD 5.2
Posts: 1,109

Rep: Reputation: 45
There's a lot of things going on "in the background" that use the disk, some of this activity is unavoidable, however, I use hdparm for that kind of thing, I would think you've got an rpm for that in your distribution, if not google it, definitely read the man page carefully
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing grub to external USB hard drive for later use as internal hard drive dhave Linux From Scratch 2 12-10-2005 08:48 AM
Hard drive constantly accessed with SuSE 9.3 ltpl4y3r Suse/Novell 17 08-10-2005 05:49 PM
Something constantly using hard drive short101 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 11 02-24-2005 03:11 PM
Hard Drive Noise...Constantly Spinning bond00 Linux - Hardware 0 02-10-2005 11:09 PM
best hard drive for dvr that constantly writes to disk? Incanus Linux - Hardware 9 12-30-2003 08:23 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration