Hey! Glad I was able to help! I was kinda wondering if I was the only one with this problem.I think the reason we only had the problem on battery power is because laptop mode tools itself is set by default to run only when on battery power.
Laptop Mode Tools is a laptop power saving package for Linux systems. It allows you to extend the battery life of your laptop, in several ways. It is the primary way to enable the Laptop Mode feature of the Linux kernel, which lets your hard drive spin down.
In many FIPS 140-2 certificates, Windows must be placed into FIPS 140 mode as well as run in "single user mode". I am familiar with the local/group policy objects to enable FIPS mode. However, "single user mode" is almost always written in quotations (as I have done).
I configured my installation of Laptop Mode Tools to enable SATA powersave at all times, because the fan runs at maximum speed without it on. When I unplug the power connector, it works great--SATA powersave is on (as reported by powertop). But when the laptop is plugged in, SATA powersave turns off, even though I (see config file below) explicitly told it to stay on! What am I d