Monday, July 11, 2011

HOWTO : Lenovo Active Protection System (HDAPS) on Ubuntu 11.04

HDAPS can protect against your laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad) from damaging the hard drive when the laptop is moving around.

Step 1 :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tp-smapi-dkms hdapsd

Step 2 :

echo 'tp_smapi' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
echo 'hdapsd' | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

Step 3 :

sudo modprobe tp_smapi
sudo /etc/init.d/hdapsd restart

** You just do Step 1 to Step 3 for one time only

Step 4 :

To test if the hdapsd is working or not, you just issue one of the following commands :

sudo find /

Then, move your laptop and to see if it can halt or not.

sudo hdapsd

Then, move your laptop and to see if it display "parking" or not.

Step 5 (Optional) :

You can adjust the sensitivity of the sensor by editing the following :

sudo nano /etc/default/hdapsd

Locate "SENSITIVITY" and adjust the value.

That's all! See you.