Saving 2 W power by Making Sure Laptop_Mode oesn't destroy your HD

Posted by D on Dec 22, 2010 3:56 PM EDT
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Laptop_mode is actually a great thing, as it activates a few powerful power saving modes in Linux, most importantly disk power saving and delayed writes. But if you use it with out of the box settings, there are two major bugs in Laptop Mode Tools, which could cause your disk to crash and are the reason it's normally disabled. Now let me show you how to work around them and easily save 2 W of power:

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