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Old 05-19-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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hdparm doesn't load hdparm.conf

Well I want to set my apm management to 255 so I opened the hdparm.conf and uncommented the -B option. Unfortunately I do not think it takes any effect even after reboot and so I have to do hdparm -B 255 manually. Furthermore when my laptop boots it says:
loading drive parameters (none).
I don't even know whether hdparm is started at boot. I just installed it and I assumed it needs no further configuration to start.
Old 05-19-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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I do not use it, but I think you are going to get good results by running hdparm in a terminal to see what you want.....and then adding a script (with root powers) to your /etc/rc.local.....and check your pathway is included eg if its /usr/bin/hdparm

/usr/bin/hdparm blah blah blah is added to script
Old 05-21-2008, 10:54 AM   #3
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I figured it out. 10x anyway.


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