WelcomeWelcome | FAQFAQ | DownloadsDownloads | WikiWiki

Author Topic: laptop-mode-tools requires mii-tool?  (Read 2180 times)

Offline 3rail

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
laptop-mode-tools requires mii-tool?
« on: October 12, 2010, 01:43:39 PM »
Has anyone successfully used laptop-mode-tools.tcz without it complaining about dependencies (I fixed the setterm dependency)? Have you worked around the requirement for mii-tool (e.g. does ethtool quiet down laptop-mode-tools)?

TIA

Offline gerald_clark

  • TinyCore Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4254
Re: laptop-mode-tools requires mii-tool?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 02:19:56 PM »
If you think there is a problem, you haved to tell us what version you are running, what program exihibits the problem, and what the error is that you are seeing.

Online Juanito

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12410
Re: laptop-mode-tools requires mii-tool?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 08:37:23 PM »
It works for me, together with acpid and cpufreq - I only use it to shut down the hd when not required.

Offline 3rail

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 113
Re: laptop-mode-tools requires mii-tool?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 11:51:24 AM »
I'll have to post more detail when I'm at the machine.  I was using tcl 3.1 and starting up laptop mode tools when it would give errors about missing dependencies.

If all I care about is spinning down the hard drive after a certain period of time, am I better off just installing hdparm and using "hdparm -S<time> /dev/hda"?