KDE and hdparm (was: Disable fcron logging)
On 24 August 2010 14:31, Alex Schuster <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Mick writes:
>> On Sunday 22 August 2010 22:39:47 Alex Schuster wrote:
>> > BTW, my two additional drives spin up when I log into KDE. Weird,
>> > they are not even mounted.
>> From KDE-4.4.4 the start up interferes with the hard drives:
>> I don't why but it does, messes up any settings that hdparm may have
>> set up and p*sses me off. *o_O
>> As soon as KDE starts up (even when waking up from suspend to ram) it
>> resets the drives. *I haven't found a way of telling it how to behave
>> (i.e. by respecting existing settings in hdparm).
> Argh, that's annoying. Thanks for the information. O well, first I
> setuid'ed hdparm to make it work as a user, then I reverted that back as I
> started it in /etc/init.d/local, and now I'm again setuid'ing it so I can
> set the settings from /etc/conf.d/hdparm in ~/.kde4/Autostart/.
> I filed a bug: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=248905
> You might want to vote for it so it gets some attention and will hopefully
> be fixed soon.
As reported on https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=334393 the workaround of:
stops KDE4.4.4/5 from messing up the existing hdparm settings (at
least as far as acoustic management is concerned). At least now I
don't have to listen this Seagate sata rattling all day! :-)