Archlinux hard drive unloading

December 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’ve tried arch linux and it is indeed one badass distribution of software. However, I want to remind myself and everyone here that the clicking didn’t stop when using laptop-mode-tools. It just doesn’t work. So, like any sane user, just follow the instructions on the laptop page of the wiki.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll explain: there’s a bug in some hard disks that makes them unload extremely many times because of agressive power saving defaults. This is not the fault of Linux since this problem has been reported with Vista SP1 as well. So, we just have to disable that using the hdparm command. For more information, check google or the pages above.

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