> Does anybody have any pointers on how I might hook into the power
> management functions on an old Toshiba 1900 laptop? It's running
> as a dialup gateway at home, and I'd like to do things like have it
> spin down the disk when nothing's happening, and shutdown on power
> failure (the laptop's battery is very old and tired, and only lasts
> about 10 minutes).
the mechanism on linux is roughly:
compile APM into kernel
apmd will be told of APM events by kernel and can be configured to take
action / run scripts as needed, eg spin down/up disks.. etc.
have a look at:
a most excellent resource for Linux on Laptops. There's even a link to a
page with info about linux on Tosh 1900! :)
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