IBM ThinkPad T43p
The Thinkpad laptops are known for their durability and build quality. However, one must tweak a bit his linux to unleash the real potential of this square box hardware. This one will not be a guide to get a fancy eyecandy-full machine, but fast (considering the hardware) geeky machine, which does the job efficiently.
Well the basic installation can be found in the Beginner's Guide. However, there was done a lot of customization to suit my need and here I will try to list them.
Basically what I did was to do several optimizations shown in HDAPS article as well as in tp_smapi article. What is more hdd spindown tweaks were applied in order to solve the problem of hd failures due to numerous times when it might get spined down.
Config Files (found int /etc/ dir)
The contents of /etc/rc.local:
#!/bin/bash # # /etc/rc.local: Local multi-user startup script. # #Laptop related stuff /usr/bin/hal-disable-polling --device /dev/scd0 /usr/sbin/iwpriv your_wireless_interface set_power 5 hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda cpufreq-set -g powersave #Setting battery thresholds: set_bat_thresh 0 40 80 #HDAPS insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra/hdaps.ko invert=1 /etc/rc.d/hdapsd start #Restarting acpid in case the handler.sh is not loaded properly /etc/rc.d/acpid restart