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Intrepid Ibex on MSI Wind

Notes to myself on upgrading my MSI wind to Intrepid Ibex.

Fri 06 February 2009 - Ubuntu, laptop

I upgraded my MSI Wind laptop from Hardy Heron to Intrepid Ibex. It didn't really fix any problem - my wifi drivers don't seem to be packaged with Intrepid and I have re-download the kernel module every time my kernel gets upgraded. My webcam still does not work. And my hard drive is clicking again.

Editing /etc/hdparm.conf doesn't seem to work anymore. So I edited the following files:

  • /etc/acpi/resume.d/
  • /etc/acpi/battery.d/

I set DO_HDPARM=n. Basically, I'm saying "don't park my drive heads."

I could also install laptop-mode-tools, but all I really want to do is to stop the drive heads from parking. This is an inelegant solution, but simple.