I have just installed arch and am noticing that laptop mode is not turned on when I boot up. I installed the packages and enabled the service using systemctl. I see after boot that the service starts up (looking at journalctl as well as the /var/run/ file that laptop mode creates), but when I log in I can see that laptop mode is disabled:
cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode 0
When I run
systemctl restart laptop-mode.service
It will output "2" and I notice that lots of things go from "bad" to "good" in powertop.
sudo systemctl status laptop-mode.service
I see that it was loaded and was active (and exited, as is normal).
I wonder is this some quirk with systemd? Am I missing something here?
Did you do 'systemctl enable laptop-mode.service'?
I laugh, yet the joke is on me
Yep, that was the first thing I did!
Maybe the information http://samwel.tk/laptop_mode/faq might help. Particularly #3 and onward.
I only use powerdown. Thread = https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=134109
packer -S powerdown
substitute packer with yaourt or do manually if you wish so.
Thanks frank i'll check this out.