Jupiter is taking care of multiple power saving settings including the eee SHE & GMA950 overclocking if you install also jupiter-support-eee See install it, there are a few pre-requisite: Get packages jupiter & jupiter-support-eee from here & install them It takes also care of the extra FN buttons (there is also packages eee-applet & eeepc-acpi-scripts or eeepc-control if you prefer not to use Jupiter) Applet will start at reboot, otherwise you can already start it manually by calling "jupiter.exe" (oups, C#...) Hovering applet displays CPU temperature.
You can skip completely this section if you don't plan to get your hands dirty.
Smartmontools: Ngflushd: A kind of super noflushd, but more oriented towards server & supports journaling fs You can install the but make sure to edit /etc/default/ngflushd to disable the daemon startup, we'll use it here only for statistics collection Example if you want to try ngflushd to actually spin down the HDD, not to be used simultaneously with laptop-mode!
The webpage for the Asus BIOS updates is:com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_1005HA_Seashell/#download In the video, I rename the BIOS file to "1005HA.
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x8da2c67c Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13055 104857600 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 13055 29094 128835584 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 29094 30400 10485760 1b Hidden W95 FAT32 /dev/sda4 30400 30401 16064 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32) For this one I wanted a minimal maintenance stuff for basic laptop operations so I chose the latest Ubuntu at the moment: Lucid Lynx.
Getting it right is always a bit tricky as you've to make sure there is no other active elements than the ones you want to measure, especially check that the HDD is spin down (hdparm -C /dev/sda).