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In some HP Laptops have 3d drive guard system . i dont how it works but there is a link about it. In windows hp depends it but i didnt find a driver about it for linux .

HP 3D DriveGuard protects the hard drive (HDD) by "parking the heads" if the notebook is accidentally dropped or is abruptly impacted by another object.

Is there a driver for this for Ubuntu?

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Yes, there is and you can find it here and it is named hpfall. It is a kernel module.

Unfortunately it has not been implemented in Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 or 12.10 and the PPA is not up to date. On the other hand, jou can just install the package for Natty and it works for Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10.

On the page it shows how to add a PPA (Personal Package Archive). In short add these to lines to your sources:

deb natty main 
deb-src natty main 

From command line you can also do the following

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/ppa 

Update the sources with sudo apt-get update and Ubuntu software center will show you hpfall when you search for it.

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And how would one go about installing a package for the wrong Ubuntu version? – hexafraction Nov 10 '12 at 16:48
how can i get deb ? – user84277 Nov 10 '12 at 16:49
one second to confitm – user84277 Nov 10 '12 at 16:52
it dont work . '' – user84277 Nov 10 '12 at 16:58
What -does- not work? Adding the PPA? Can not find the package in USC? Or does it install and now you dropped your notebook to test it and it broke? You are very vague... According to the bug report I found about it not being updated it does work with 12.04 and 12.10. It seems to be nothing but a kernel module. So nothing fancy. If this is about the program not working please edit it into this question. If you got problems with adding it to your system I suggest to look on AU or google how to get that working. – Rinzwind Nov 10 '12 at 17:24

hdapsd claims to support HP Driveguard as well, and I think it is more actively-developed than hpfall. There's a PPA with a later version than the official repos here.

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