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    Question Disable power saving

    Hi there guys, running PCLinuxOS 2009.1 on my main machine :

    AMD Phenom II 545, 3GB DDR2, ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 GDDR3, 1 x 250GB IDE, 1 x 1x 250 GB SATA, 1 x 160GB SATA, 1 x 500GB SATA.

    What I want to disable are the HDD's powering down after a while because when I come back to work at my machine, it is painful to wait for the HDD's to spin up again. I also want to disable the screen from turning off. I have removed DPMS from myxconfig, but it as made no difference. Any ideas?

    TIA

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    I do the opposite in a startup script (.xinitrc or similar) using "xset dpms force off". I'll bet you can find a way to modify that
    As for the disks, I'd poke around in the bios or the kernel to try and stop that.
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    about the disks, maybe you can configure it with hdparm?

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    Possibly you want to use some configuration of ACPI (note the "UPDATE" on linked article)
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