atacontrol spindown 0 does not work

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Mar 1 10:47:09 UTC 2011

El día Tuesday, March 01, 2011 a las 09:15:01AM +0000, Bruce Cran escribió:

> On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 09:21 +0100, David Demelier wrote:
> > But I can still hear the noise every 10 seconds, I think atacontrol does 
> > not totally close the APM feature of the device.
> atacontrol's spindown setting doesn't change anything in the disk
> itself: it just controls a timer in the ad(4) driver which sends a
> spindown command when it expires. You'll need to keep using ataidle to
> fix the APM value.

To the OP: I have to use ataidle as well on an Acer Aspire D250 laptop
to switch-off the spindown of the disk... I'm wondering why you would
prefere atacontrol? Thanks


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