Subject: Re: Power Management
To: Glenn Jarvis <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/10/2004 00:44:12
Glenn Jarvis <> writes:

> I did have question that I neglected to ask. My Windows boxes are
> setup to power down the hard drives after about  10 minutes of
> inactivity. I was hoping I could do the same for this unit, at least
> until I get it setup correctly on online. I looked in the PDF file and
> there was no mention of it. Is this option actually available?

"atactl wd0 setstandby 600" and see the atactl(8) man page.

> Is there also a function for the monitor (other than me hitting the
> on/off switch, which I will do if need be).

If you're running X with a reasonably modern video card and monitor,
this can be handled by the X screen blanking and DPMS support.

     - Nathan