[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#714660: Bug#714660: xfce4-power-manager: Unchecked "Spin down hard disks" but hard disk still spins down

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Jul 1 19:28:07 UTC 2013

On lun., 2013-07-01 at 17:33 +0100, Chris Bainbridge wrote:
> In settings I unchecked "Spin down hard disks" on battery power but it does not
> seem to have done anything.
> hdparm -I /dev/sda shows:
>     IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD is enabled
>     Advanced power management level: 127
> Shouldn't one of these have changed?
> Load_Cycle_Count in 'smartctl -d ata -a /dev/sda' shows disk is spinning down
> (it is also audible).

Is the AC plugged when you check? Also, check if laptop-mode or other
tool doesn't interfere here.

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