View Full Version : [ubuntu] Laptop-mode seems to be reducing battery life

June 3rd, 2012, 11:21 PM
I noticed that my hard drive was spinning down about once a minute, but only spinning down for 5-10 seconds. I thought this could be adversely affecting battery life, since I assume it takes more power to spin up each time, and found that I do get better battery life with laptop-mode disabled. Does anyone have any idea why this would be, or what I could do to tweak laptop-mode to improve things?

June 4th, 2012, 03:03 AM
Here is a quick wiki you should have a look at, hopefully it will help you discover the answer your question :), : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Laptop_Mode_Tools