[ubuntu-us-ma] SSD in regular laptop? or Accelerometer?

Jonathan M. Prigot jprigot at verizon.net
Thu Feb 18 14:45:25 GMT 2010

As to the first, install the "hdapsd" package from the package manager.
There are some interesting things that you can do with that
accelerometer, BTW. "Marble Madness" takes on a whole new dimension, and
you can have things happen just by knocking (gently!) on the laptop.

As to the second, I pass.
Jon (who runs a T61

On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 07:47 -0500, Bill Ricker wrote:
> *now* I remember the question I wanted to ask last night ...
> I am considering how to bump-proof a Thinkpad T60 laptop harddrive.
> Google usually finds answers but ...
> a) is there a simple way to enable the Thinkpad's accelerometer to
> park the HD before impact? so far I have found 'it's hard' ...
> b) is a modern large (60GB or 128GB) SSD usable as a straight
> replacement for a PATA/IDE laptop drive, or do I need to prevent
> swap/hibernate and remount multiple directories as tempfs , noatime,
> border, with erase alignment, etc? web pages offer different opinions,
> debunking each other.
> -- 
> Bill
> n1vux at arrl.net bill.n1vux at gmail.com

Jonathan M. Prigot <jprigot at verizon.net>

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