Originally Posted by bassmadrigal
hal-disable-polling --device /dev/hdc
I just had that in a bash script I would run when I was needing the most juice possible, or if this is a constant thing you could add it to your rc.local file.
Actually, that will stick across sessions.
ps aux | grep poll
Will show that it is still in 'no polling' mode.
It also will show you the various devices that are on HAL's polling list.