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Old 03-10-2004, 07:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy how to use hdparm


could somebody tell me how to use hdparm to save battery time?

i installed it with the KDE frontend but that does not work, only in terminal. and i don't understand nothing about using the command line...
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:12 AM   #2
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if you have the "man pages" installed
man hdparm
you really need to read this yourself, so you can set it up how you
need it......
hdparm -i /dev/hdx will give you alot of info about a particular drive so you can set the flags properly..
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:17 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply, i just read the man pages but even if i choose the right flags how do i make hdparm to start automatically everytime i boot in order to extend the battery time a little?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:19 AM   #4
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I cannot tell you which settings to use, you need to find out yourself (not all hardware is the same).

Here are 2 usefull links that will get you going (explanations + examples):

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/...29/hdparm.html
http://linux-sxs.org/housekeeping/hdparm.html

man hdparm will show you all options and their meaning.

Hope this gets you going.
 
  


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