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Old 10th May 2006, 03:38 PM
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Power Management options - old laptop

I have an old (8 years old) Toshiba Satellite 1715 XCDS running FC4 non-graphical.

I am trying to find some ways to implement power management on this device, but need some help. My laptop BIOS does not have any power management settings at all, so does that mean I will be unable to use APM or ACPI? Basically, all I want to do is stop my hard drive from spinning continuously all day long when the device is idle. I leave the device plugged in nearly always, so I don't need any battery options.

If I can use APM, are there any good docs out there on configuring it? the man pages don't appear to describe how I would set the disk to stop spinning after x number of minutes.
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