So, this is in the stable kernel now, but what userspace program do we need to actually park the heads? --MrStaticVoid 01:26, 30 Oct 2005 (CEST)
Yes the hdaps driver is in the 2.6.14 kernel, but support to park the heads quickly and freeze the disk queue (to prevent the heads from getting un-parked) is not. There is some disagreement into how that should be implemented.
In other words, the hdaps driver for the moment is rather useless, unless you want to use it to play games.
--Tonko 02:10, 30 Oct 2005 (CEST)
I head rumours that you can make SDL handle this like a joystick, e.g. for playing Neverball. Can anyone confirm or deny that? Thanx --Nomeata 01:16, 16 Nov 2005 (CET)
Yes it is possible to use it as a joystick, as Tonko allready mentioned. /dev/input/jsX modprobe joydev
Thanks, I didn't have the joydev module. Rebuilding... --184.108.40.206 15:30, 16 Nov 2005 (CET)