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Caffeine is a great tool that you can control from the KDE system tray. You can manually use it to turn power-saving on or off. An even better function is to list processes that will trigger suspension of power-saving. However, I think that it can only suppress screensavers and suspending together. Caveat: I haven't used caffeine recently, since it doesn't ...


To disable partition to be mounted at startup you need to edit /etc/fstab. To have your HDD not automounted when you boot, add one line for each partition, such as: /dev/sdb5 / auto noauto 0 0 UPDATE: sudo hdparm -y /dev/sdb -y Force an IDE drive to immediately enter the low power consumpā€ tion standby mode, usually causing it to spin ...


You can try echo -n "suspend" > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/hub/1-0:1.0/power/level to suspend the said usb device

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