Ubuntu Laptop ACPI hard disk ‘clicking’ bugfix on the way

You may remember I had some issues on my Dell Vostro 1500 with a scary sounding periodic hard disk ‘click’, related to a bug in the pm-utils package. In brief: this bug effectively puts the disk into powersaving mode far too often, drastically reducing it’s working lifespan.

Well, good news … it looks like the hard disk ACPI bug has been fixed, and will make it’s way into the Ubuntu 9.04, 8.10 and 8.04 repositories soon.

Hooray happyday .. no more monkeypatching !

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