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NAME

       /usr/sbin/laptop_mode - apply laptop mode settings

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/sbin/laptop_mode [ cmd ] [ force ]

DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page documents briefly the /usr/sbin/laptop_mode command.
       laptop_mode is a  program  that  applies  the  settings  given  in  the
       /etc/laptop-mode/laptop-mode.conf  configuration  file. The primary use
       is to control the laptop mode feature included in  Linux  kernels  with
       versions  2.6.6  and  higher,  and  2.4.23  and  higher.   This feature
       increases battery life by letting your hard drive spin  down.  This  is
       achieved  by grouping disk write activity into "chunks" that are spaced
       at larger intervals  than  they  normally  would  be.  In  addition  to
       supporting     the     Linux     kernel's    laptop    mode    feature,
       /usr/sbin/laptop_mode also supports various power saving modules  which
       are   configured   through  configuration  files  in  the  /etc/laptop-
       mode/conf.d directory.

       It is not recommended to call /usr/sbin/laptop_mode directly  to  start
       or  stop  laptop  mode, except in hardware event handlers. To apply new
       configuration settings  from  laptop-mode.conf,  call  the  laptop-mode
       service init script with the reload parameter.

COMMANDS

       Specify  force as the second parameter to force laptop_mode to re-apply
       a state even if the computer is already in that state.  These  are  the
       values that are allowed for cmd :

       auto      Enable  or  disable  laptop  mode  based on the current power
                 state. Note that this will not do anything if the laptop-mode
                 service has not been started!

       status    Display  a  status  report  about everything that laptop_mode
                 affects.

SEE ALSO

       laptop-mode.conf(8).

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Bart Samwel  (bart@samwel.tk)  for  the
       Debian  system  (but  may be used by others).  Permission is granted to
       copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
       General  Public  License,  Version 2 any later version published by the
       Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public  License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

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