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Old 06-02-2007, 01:33 AM   #1
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How to save energy in linux?


I use a linux box (FC6) as a home server (file, mail etc) so it's left on alll the time. But it obviously idling quite a lot.

What are the ways of making it more energy efficient so it consumes only a trickle of energy when it's idling and "wakes up" relatively quickly?

acpid is already running but I'm not sure what it does.

Thanks in advance!
Old 06-02-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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If you're using this as a server, one of the things to do would be to ditch the monitor. Other than that, I imagine you could put it in sleep mode and still be able to access files. In BIOS, if it supports it, you could have the hard drive be put to sleep after X amount of time (whateve the BIOS) supports




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