This manual page documents briefly the
command. laptop_mode is a program that applies the settings given in the
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
also supports various power saving modules which are configured through
configuration files in the
It is not recommended to call
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.
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
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
Display a status report about everything that laptop_mode affects.
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